Clubs are Rolling and Summer is Right Around the Corner!
Our fall leader training is complete and new leaders are shadowing our wonderful veterans and learning what it feels like to be WyldLife and YoungLife leaders. It's a wonderful exercise in priority management that leads to time management that leads to relationship building! And according to our leaders...it feels GREAT!
We now have leadership teams serving teens at Amherst High, Heritage, EC Glass, Jefferson Forest and New Covenant. We have WL teams serving Lynchburg and Forest. We even have leaders who are beginning groundwork for a Capernaum outreach to special needs teens.
Whew! There's a lot going on! For info particular to either WyldLife or YoungLife navigate to those pages.
Summer Camp Dates:
YoungLife is going to Lake Champion in lower New York, July 12-18 Click here for the informational brochure and here for the required health form.
WyldLife is going to Rockbridge,
August 10 - 14
for the informational brochure and here
for the required health form.
The Role of a Young Life Leader
It has never been easy growing up, but one has to wonder if with each successive generation it doesn't get just a little bit tougher. Many teens, today, are facing incredibly difficult circumstances - broken homes, peer pressure, media bombardment with glossy images of cultural heroes whos lives are awash with drugs, sex, and rehab. In the midst of all this, teens' fundamental quest remains the same as it has always been: they are desperately seeking significance for their own lives and acceptance from others. Unfortunately significance can be elusive and acceptance often comes at a a very steep price.
Since 1941 Young Life has provided teens with the opportunity to see and hear a different message. Each year Young Life leaders spend enormous amounts of time just being with teens in their world...going to their games and practices, watching their performances, taking an interest in them. The hope for Young Life has always been that we can win the right to share with teens the incredibly great story of God's love for us as evidenced through Jesus Christ.
Young Life leaders become friends, mentors, sounding boards, cheerleaders...for a generation.