Youth Attend “More Than Enough” Rally

Youth Attend “More Than Enough” Rally Washington Conference youth confronted their daily struggles during Youth Rally 2006. The weekend of introspection challenged more than 650 high school students to pinpoint personal distractions and focus on worshiping Jesus Christ. “We wanted to engage young people in life-changing, experiential worship,” said David Yeagley, youth director. “This weekend was about receiving God into our lives and seeing how He is ‘More Than Enough’ to answer our immediate needs.” The worship emphasis incorporated music with Elia King and friends, worship art with Arnold Jimenez, and drama with youth group performances. Afternoon activities included opportunities for a prayer walk, communion, fellowship in the “Talk-a-Latte Fellowship Café,” and several practical workshops on music and worship leading. Keynote speaker, Clarissa Worley, singer, songwriter, and worship leader, encouraged her audience to set aside life’s distractions and pursue a fulfilling relationship with God. "Building a friendship with Jesus," Worley said, "includes seeing oneself as God sees His children. This process involves discarding negative self thoughts, cultivating self-respect, and being open to forgiveness and God’s grace." “The greatest act of worship is how you treat you,” Worley said. “God cares what happens to you.” Teens from eight conference-wide youth groups submitted more than 180 prayer requests during the mid-January weekend rally held at Auburn Adventist Academy. Youth leaders prayed for the requests during a prayer summit and will use the issues teens face to guide the ministry and prayers of the youth department for the coming year. The Washington Conference youth department is committed to fostering dynamic youth ministry in the local church context. For more information on how you can be involved, contact David Yeagley at (253) 681-6008.

Youth Attend “More Than Enough” Rally

Washington Conference youth confronted their daily struggles during Youth Rally 2006. The weekend of introspection challenged more than 650 high school students to pinpoint personal distractions and focus on worshiping Jesus Christ.

“We wanted to engage young people in life-changing, experiential worship,” said David Yeagley, youth director. “This weekend was about receiving God into our lives and seeing how He is ‘More Than Enough’ to answer our immediate needs.”

The worship emphasis incorporated music with Elia King and friends, worship art with Arnold Jimenez, and drama with youth group performances. Afternoon activities included opportunities for a prayer walk, communion, fellowship in the “Talk-a-Latte Fellowship Café,” and several practical workshops on music and worship leading.

Keynote speaker, Clarissa Worley, singer, songwriter, and worship leader, encouraged her audience to set aside life’s distractions and pursue a fulfilling relationship with God.

"Building a friendship with Jesus," Worley said, "includes seeing oneself as God sees His children. This process involves discarding negative self thoughts, cultivating self-respect, and being open to forgiveness and God’s grace."

“The greatest act of worship is how you treat you,” Worley said. “God cares what happens to you.”

Teens from eight conference-wide youth groups submitted more than 180 prayer requests during the mid-January weekend rally held at Auburn Adventist Academy. Youth leaders prayed for the requests during a prayer summit and will use the issues teens face to guide the ministry and prayers of the youth department for the coming year.

The Washington Conference youth department is committed to fostering dynamic youth ministry in the local church context. For more information on how you can be involved, contact David Yeagley at (253) 681-6008.

March 01, 2006 / Washington Conference
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Heidi Martella, Washington Conference communication intern