CPYC 2017 will be held June 25-30 at Bethel University.
Youth Participants are young people who have completed the 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.
Adult Participants are adults (as least 22 years old) who attend CPYC.
Registration will open March 2017
(Cost includes t-shirt, lodging, meals and conference fee).
- Super Early Bird (before April 1) $300
- Early Bird (before May 1) $325
- Regular (before June 1) $340
- Late (June 1 or later) $365
- Adult Participant $150 (one per participating church)
CPYC hits the road to bring the CPYC experience to a town near you.
CPYC one day experiences will be:
April 8th, 2017 @ Lake Hamilton CPC Hot Springs, AR 1-7PM
April 29th, 2017 @ St. Luke CPC Ft. Worth, TX 1-7PM
For more info or to register go to https://cpcmc.org/cpyconeday
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.
June 24th-29th @ Bethel University
June 23-28th @ Bethel University
From The Ends Of The Earth (Isaiah 41:9-10)
Bethel University in McKenzie, TN
CPYC homes a Christian community for high school young people and welcomes anybody and EVERYBODY. By offering physical and spiritual availability. CPYC seeks to include each person and encourages each to discover and grow a relationship with God. At CPYC, everyone is different yet everyone will be accepted. Regardless of cultural, economic, or social background, as a Christian family we will walk in hand in hand on this journey. A safe haven that provides rest, retreat, and nurture, CPYC is a place where it is okay to let your guard down and be vulnerable. Together, we will rejoice in who God has made us to be through Bible study, play, prayer, worship and Fun!
CPYC 2017 Keynote Speaker
John Michael Hinton: Speaker, Magician, Redhead
Using no sorcery at all, John Michael Hinton performs captivating illusions that make people doubt their senses, question their reality, and search for answers. He fakes the supernatural to cause people to desire the Real Supernatural! In his words, “My goal is simply to be a tool that God can use to spread His incredible gospel. If my illusions earn me the right to be heard, awesome, but it’s the heart of God that I want you to truly walk away remembering.” For more info and to see him in action please visit: www.JohnIsMyFriend.com
DJ Kirk got his start working as a DJ in nightclubs and as an on-air talent at Hot 97.5 Radio in Bismarck, ND. He was quickly recognized for his production, improvisation, live remixes and high energy. Although he was emerging to become one of the leading DJ’s in the Midwest; Kirk felt a calling to minister with his music and testimony and left the bar scene to DJ full time for Christian recording artists and events. Adding youth groups, church conferences, festivals, weddings, sporting events and concerts to his resume; Kirk blended hot music with God’s word and has emerged as one of the leading Christian event DJ’s in the US. See more at iamdjkirk.com
Terms to Expire 2017: Ben Diaz (Trinity), Dezi Fletcher (Huntsville), Eleanor Forester (West Tennessee), Levi Sweet (East Tennessee), Anna Yancy (Robert Donnell) Terms to Expire 2018: Natalie Crooks (Murfreesboro), Branden Krech (Nashville), Jonathan Norton (Columbia), Callie Swindle (Grace), Abigail Mathis (Murfreesboro) Terms to Expire 2019: Emilie Jerrolds (West Tennessee), Chandler Anderson (Murfreesboro), Casey Crowe (Nashville), Cydney Lowder (Arkansas), Victoria Hassell (Covenant)
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.