National Young Adult Conference Planned for 2008

“NYAC is coming!!! NYAC is coming!!!” said an announcement of the Church of the Brethren’s next National Young Adult Conference, planned for Aug. 11-15, 2008. Young adults from Church of the Brethren congregations across the country will meet at the Estes Park YMCA camp in Colorado, just outside of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Smaller young adult gatherings will continue to be held annually. The 2007 gathering is planned for May 25-27.

The 2008 event is the second larger “national” conference for young adults, sponsored by the Youth and Young Adult Ministries of the General Board. The first was held at Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA in Colorado in 2004, and featured worship, workshops, fellowship, singing, and meeting new people. The 255 young adults who attended called for another such conference, said the announcement from Youth and Young Adult Ministries director Chris Douglas.

“Plan now to gather with other young adults for this exciting event!” Douglas said. “We hope that over 500 young adults will come and help shape this important opportunity in our denomination.”

A Brethren Volunteer Service position of coordinating NYAC will be available in June of 2007. This fulltime volunteer will work for a year in the Youth and Young Adult Ministry Office in Elgin, Ill. To express interest in the position of NYAC coordinator, request an application from Chris Douglas at


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