In the end, National Youth Conference 2018 is defined by the numbers–how many individuals were involved, and how many others will be helped by this conference. But of course, much of the NYC impact can’t be measured by numbers.
Elisha Shavah attended National Youth Conference in Fort Collins, Colo., as an international guest and an observer from Ekklesiyar Yan’uwa a Nigeria (EYN, the Church of the Brethren in Nigeria). Back home he is an accountant by profession at a private company specializing in irrigation and hydropower. He also is national chairman of Kungiyan Bishara EYN, which translates to the “Gospel Team” of the church in Nigeria, part of the work of EYN’s national youth ministry.
A view of the closing morning of National Youth Conference 2018.
Six youth and two advisors from across the denomination came together for a year and a half of meetings and brainstorming sessions before finally arriving at Fort Collins, Colo., for National Youth Conference (NYC). Each member was recommended for the job of working with Kelsey Murray, NYC coordinator, and Becky Ullom Naugle, director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries, to create NYC.
A brief review of some of the days events at NYC.
The small group experience at National Youth Conference (NYC) felt similar to Sunday school for Aubrey, a youth participant from Maryland. Her small group was a setting that encouraged everyone to contribute to the discussions as they wished.
Reviewing the day at National Youth Conference, including quotes from worship speakers, and a “Top 12” important things learned at NYC.
A glimpse of the day at National Youth Conference.
When a Viking, an Egyptian king, and a flamingo get together to eat ice cream, toss a chicken, and test their geography skills, National Youth Conference organizers call it a success.
An overview of some of the many events at the Church of the Brethren National Youth Conference on Sunday, July 22.