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There is always another
event on the horizon!
There is always another
event on the horizon!
There is always another
event on the horizon!
There is always another
event on the horizon!
There is always another
event on the horizon!
There is always another
event on the horizon!
There is always another
event on the horizon!

What is the Youth Council?
The Youth Council is a small group of students who represent the larger youth group of First-Centenary United Methodist Church. They are the body that gives input as to what events and/or programs our youth group creates or participates in. They give input on the structure of our Student Ministry, they help determine meeting times & locations, as well as participate in behind-the-scenes ministry stuff like branding and marketing our student ministry. 

Being a member of the Youth Council requires a large commitment (we meet every other week) but it also teaches students important leadership skills (great thing to put on résumés or college applications). More importantly, it gives students a chance to be creative and really think through what it means to reach their friends with the gospel of Jesus Christ!

How is it structured?
The Youth Council is comprised of 10 students (preferably 8 High School students and 2 Middle School students). There are two titled positions on the Youth Council: President and Vice President. These titles come with specific responsibilities. The remaining 8 positions are at-large members or High School Representatives and/or Middle School Representatives. Students filling these positions represent the youth group at large.

The positions are filled by nominations from members of the youth group. In other words, the students nominate other students to serve on the Youth Council. Then the nominees are elected to the Youth Council and to specific positions. The nominations & subsequent elections are held at the beginning of each school year.

Why have a Youth Council?
The purpose of the Youth Council is to give students ownership of the youth group. Students will have fun and enjoy the camaraderie of a small group but they will also learn and develop leadership skills and the value of teamwork as they work together to accomplish goals and objectives. 

Should I join?
If you are a student who is interested in taking on a leadership role in your youth group then please consider signing up! Here is what we are looking for in perspective Youth Council members:

  • Relationship with Jesus Christ (We want students who are committed to Jesus Christ.)
  • Desire (Obviously, we want students who actually want to do it.) 
  • Availability (We need students who are able to come to two meetings per month.)
  • Permission (We want students to have their parents blessing while participating in the Youth Council. Especially, if the parents are the ones who have to drive the students to the meetings.) 
  • Commitment (We want students who are committed to their church and to their youth group and they show it by attending on a regular basis.)

Special Retreat!
As if serving on the Youth Council wasn’t rewarding enough: The Youth Council is also treated to their very own Youth Council Retreat. We stay in luxury cabins in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is both a planning and renewal time for those who serve on the Youth Council.

Interested?
If this interests you then make sure you meet the above criteria and then submit your name for consideration in early August.

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