NOVEMBER 1-3, 2019
LAKE YALE BAPTIST CONFERENCE CENTER | 39034 County Rd 452 | Leesburg, FL 34788
The FLGA District is committed to equipping High School Youth to tell people about Jesus…who He is and what He has done for them.
NEW THIS YEAR and ALONGSIDE THE MSYG, the District Youth Ministry Council is hosting a Leadership Training Event designed to teach High School Youth some practical ways to live out their faith in their communities. This is concurrent with the MSYG, but are TWO SEPARATE EVENTS.
The High School Leadership Training Event is specifically designed to enhance the leadership skills of high school age youth who have either demonstrated the ability to provide effective leadership among their peers and others, or exhibit the potential to lead effectively. The event is limited to 40 participants. Each congregation may register a maximum of two youth who are currently enrolled in high school.
Cost for the event is $172 early bird/$182 regular, which includes lodging, low ropes course, meals, snacks, materials, presenters and a tshirt. Early bird registration deadline is October 3rd. Regular registration closed October 11th.
FAQ’S for the High School Leadership Event.
Why a High School Leadership Event?
In January 2019 The District Youth Ministry Council (DYMC) met with FLGA District high school youth and youth leaders in a one-day summit to explore the possibilities of ministry to the high school youth today.
Outcomes from discussions at the summit focus primarily on:
- Making regional connections with other youth groups, to include regional gatherings.
- Leadership Training
- Service Projects
- Fun and competition
- Camp atmosphere is more exciting than hotels
Some of the roadblocks identified were:
- Expenses and travel
- Adult Leader Volunteer shortage
To achieve some of those outcomes and overcome some roadblocks, the inaugural High School Leadership Event will take place during the same dates as the Middle School Youth Gathering – November 1-3 at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center.
Will there still be a High School Youth Gathering?
The short answer is no, not in 2020. But the District is still committed to equipping High School youth to connect others to Jesus. So the High School Leadership Training Event is specifically designed to enhance the leadership skills of high school age youth who have either demonstrated the ability to provide effective leadership among their peers and others, or exhibit the potential to lead effectively. The event is limited to 40 participants.
At this point, there are plans to have a High School Servant Event in the summer of 2020.
What about Junior Guides at the MSYG?
Because student leaders will be attending the HSLE, the Junior Guide role at the MSYG will be replaced by adult volunteers and 8th grade students who have been identified by their Adult Leader as a leader.
Will the high school youth be sharing a cabin with their MSYG youth group?
The High School Youth attending the HSLE will be housed in separate cabins from the MSYG attendees.
Will the high school youth be meeting in the same areas as the MSYG?
They will be meeting in an area separate from the MSYG.
Will we need to bring more adult volunteers?
Adult Leaders are already in place for this event. There is no need to bring additional adult leaders, however, if you are only bringing high school youth to this event, please contact Cindy Hammerstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss details.