Canceled: NextGen Academy - Holy Health
Saturday, October 10, 2020

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Maggie Lohmeyer

We’ve decided to postpone this event until we can meet in-person. We know many of you were really looking forward to sharing this information with your students, so we’d like to invite you to participate in the Online Rural Connection Conference focused on mental health. This free event is taking place on October 24th. There will be a session specifically on youth mental health that we think could be useful.

Holy Health: Practical Self-Care and Stress Management
to Protect your Mental Health
Nearly two-thirds of students are found to have high levels of stress and anxiety. Did you know that there were plenty of people in the Bible who dealt with anxiety and stress? Join us for this NextGen Academy to learn practical ways to take care of both mind and body through applying scripture in order to comfort and heal. We'll hear from Compass Health Network on suicide, self-injury and how to help someone having suicidal thoughts.

The Missouri Conference of the United Methodist Church has identified missional leaders as their essential priority. Missional leaders are intentionally growing in Christ in order to serve with vision and hope for the Christian community. A disciple becomes a missional leader as they identify others, who identify others, who practice following Christ. Missional leaders are freed to lead in the context of their community, local church and beyond.

One year ago Next Generation Ministries created the NextGen Academy to be an environment for students and young adults to discover and grow in their faith alongside friends and mentors during quarterly events. Students will explore spiritual gifts, leadership development, and service and mission. This exciting, free program enables students ages 13-18 from across the state to grow in their faith amongst a community of curious Christians just like you!

10 A.M. Check in and Devo
10:15 A.M. Presentation from Compass Health Network
11:00 A.M. Q-and-A
11:15 A.M. Small group discussion
11:45 A.M. Closing Prayer

We encourage you to attend this virtual training with your youth group. If you can do so safely, gather together to watch and discuss in-person. Or encourage youth to register individually and watch from their homes.

Registration will open at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 25 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October, 5.

If you have any further questions or are interested in the NextGen Academy, but can’t make this event email Maggie Lohmeyer.