June 23-28th @ Bethel University
CPYC hits the road to bring the CPYC experience to a town near you.
The CPYC (Cumberland Presbyterian Youth Conference) Experience is a FREE one-day youth event for 6th-12th graders to experience what one day at CPYC is like. It includes an opening gathering with energizers, music, and games, a small group time centered on the theme for the day, recreation, dinner, and worship. There will also be a time of promoting CPYC including a video presentation, testimonies about the impact of CPYC and some CPYC giveaways!
We are looking for locations to host the CPYC One Day Experience in 2019. We have held them at local churches, at the CPCA denomination center and even created an event around a presbyterial retreat. If interested contact Nathan Wheeler firstname.lastname@example.org
Morning Mash-Up – A whole group activity including an introduction to the daily theme, group singing, energizers, keynote speaker, and announcements.
Discussion Groups – Theme exploration and biblical discovery through various learning techniques in small groups meeting daily, led by adult and peer leaders and concentrating on daily sub-themes where discussion and questions are encouraged.
Worship – A whole group gathering of further theological and biblical reflection of the daily theme through music, drama, scripture, and preaching. Worship concludes with quiet time. Holy communion will be served one evening.
Recreation – Afternoon recreation and free time consists of numerous options. The CPYC “lounge” is an indoor area with cards, games, and creative activities. Every day there are different options of organized games/sports & activities, pickup games or swimming. Participation is by signup sheets or free-flowing, with announcements & explanations given daily. Evening recreation is an organized, whole group activity and will be something different each night.
Prayer Center – A come-and-go center of prayer stations, thematically organized, open during afternoon free time and after worship.
Suite Time – A time of sharing and daily reflection with suitemates and suite counselor.
Housing – All participants are housed in one dorm. Youth can choose one or two other participants with whom to room, but we do try to house larger groups together if possible. Each suite houses 6 participants plus an adult counselor. Boys and girls are housed in separate wings and are not allowed in the wing of the opposite gender.
Staff – There will be a staff to camper ratio of about 1:4, which doesn’t include the adult youth worker participants who bring their youth. A nurse will be on staff.
Experience – The most important thing about CPYC is the experience of being part of a larger group of young people and purposefully forming one faith community, regardless of differences. Youth who attend alone or for the first time will quickly receive hospitality and feel at home. The hospitality, love of neighbor and love of God is a life changing experience.
Terms to Expire 2019: Emilie Jerrolds (West Tennessee), Chandler Anderson (Murfreesboro), Casey Crowe (Nashville), Cydney Lowder (Arkansas), Victoria Hassell (Covenant) Terms to Expire 2020: Amelia Shelton (East TN), Danny Ruiz (TN/GA), Gregory Oliver (Murfreesboro), J’Naya Breedlove (Nashville), Kauryn Datcher (Huntsville), Sheila Tume (Red River), Josue Rodriguez (Grace) Terms to Expire 2021: Paul Rackley (TN/GA), Kaylee Hayes (Trinity), Nate Woods (Missouri), DJ Holden (Huntsville)
Adults: Joanna Wilkinson (CPC)-2020
YMPC (Youth Ministry Planning Council) is an agency of the United Board for Christian Discipleship of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. This board comprises members of the Discipleship Ministry Team (CPC) and the General Assembly Mission Board (CPCA). The council comprises 17 members.
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