UNITE is an annual youth and young adult conference that empowers young leaders across the Pacific Southwest Region (PSWR) for Christian service in their local church and all over the world.
The theme of UNITE 2019 is “Building Bridges,” and will focus on equipping young people for the task of leading and uniting the body of Christ in these challenging times. Topics include creative expression, life skills, multi-media, global ministry, and MUCH more.
This powerful and exciting weekend includes hands-on training, educational workshops, dynamic worship services, and recreational activities. Best of all, room and board are included in the registration price!
The conference will take place at Oceanside Sanctuary, 204 South Freeman Street in Oceanside, California. It is open to all youth and young adults in high school to 25 years old. Check in at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, February 15 and check out at 12:00 noon on Monday, February 18. Cost is $100/person for the conference. Click here for more information, download the flyer, or register here
Give THE Space for Young People –
A Reflection on 2018 Regional Assembly
We were pleasantly surprised this year at Regional Assembly to receive around 75 pastors, youth, and lay people into the Youth and Young Adult sponsored workshop panel discussion on “What is a Courageous Church?” Larry Morris, III (DSF/CST student) was the moderator for a panel of 6 Disciples from all over the PSWR, spanning 6 decades of experience, and representing a wide range of theological perspectives: Rev. Ben Bohren (FCC North Hollywood), Rev. Tim Burnette (FCC Santa Barbara), Rev. Young Lan Kim (WOW), Katie Thomas (FCC Orange), Belen de la Trinidad (East Whittier CC), and Nyomi Henderson (Youth Immersion Ministry). The questions Larry presented ranged from defining “courage” to giving insight as to why each panelist feels the modern Church is experiencing a “Youth Exodus.” Continue Reading
Better Together is a consultation service that empowers local churches to rediscover a call and purpose for ministry. It combines professional leadership assessment with customized transformational strategies that unlock energy, passion, and skill in any ministry team. PSWR Associate Regional Minister and Certified Executive Leadership Consultant, Rev. B. J. Barlow, provides customized seminars that strengthen volunteer leadership, organizational growth, and spiritual vibrancy perfect for church retreats or weekend conferences. Participants will be provided individual assessment tools, personalized coaching, and a thorough ministry assessment that identifies adaptive solutions.
The Key to Unlocking Youth Ministry That Matters
by Rev. BJ Barlow, Associate Regional Minister, Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Of course, we want young people involved. Seeing them at the lectern, sharing their stories about camp, singing a song, reading the scripture lesson – it assures us that there is a future for the Church. We want young people to know they have a special place in our communities. After all, there is nothing more heartwarming on Sunday than seeing a chancel full of children during Children’s Moment. We know all that means so much to us will continue because young people are engaged and continuing meaningful work in the church. They truly are the key to the Church’s future. Read more
israel-palestine TRIP: MAY 28-JUNE 9, 2018
Ten young adults from the PSWR recently returned from Israel and Palestine, where they experienced and learned about the civil/religious discord in the territories.
The group included Jess Kim, Abi Hernandez, Lauren Byun, Ha-nul Yang, Yvette Hernandez, Brandan Robertson, Eula Pagdilao, Emmanuel Freeman, Saianna Smith, Heather Backstrom, and Young Lan Kim.