September 8

Well Equipped for all you do

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.—2 Corinthians 9:8

God has your back and will give you everything you need so that you can do what He has called you to do in this ministry, in your families, and in your spiritual walk with Him.

Sept 21-22- Staff overnight in Helena
Sept 23- Regional Conference Call
Oct 1-2- Fairmont Team Leader, Teacher Leader, Student Staff, Committee Chair overnight
Oct 1-2017 online Work Crew Application available

“Women to Call” Resource

The Women’s Leadership Network is now offering a Women to Call Resource List, where experienced staff women in various stages of life give their “Top Five Tips” for succeeding and thriving on Young Life staff in that season of life and ministry. These experienced, wise women are also available for questions through a call or email. Check out this new resource for women and men alike!

NW Divisonal WyldLife                                                           September 1, 2016 | Vol. 2
WYLDLIFE TO YOUNG LIFE TRANSITION:
Make a plan! It’s not too late to meet with your team / area and talk about how you are going to welcome your outgoing WyldLifers (incoming freshmen) into your HS Young Life Clubs. Like everything in Young Life, personal invitation is key and you are ones that have won the right!
Go to club with them –  Most of the time it’s as simple as going with / taking your former WyldLife kids to Young Life Club instead of just telling them about it.
Special Club/Event – Maybe your HS Young Life Team/Club has some special events in the fall that would be a great intro for freshman or maybe you need to suggest something like that to them so that they can best welcome in the freshmen.
Fall Camp – Fall Camp can be a great experience to get freshmen connected to Young Life in high school, whether or not they have been involved in WyldLife.
Example: A couple years ago I went with my 9th grade friends to Fall Camp the year after I had been their WyldLife Leader. None of them had gone to anything WyldLife (in fact, none of them even knew I was their WyldLife leader, haha) and even though they weren’t in middle school now I still had the opportunity to invite them into the Young Life family because we had become friends. I didn’t end up leading them as their HS Young Life leader but they got connected to a Young Life leader and have a been very involved in their Club. And we are still very good friends.
Become a HS Young Life Leader: This is not for everyone because we still need WyldLife Leaders! But there may be a situation where the best thing for you to do is go with your students to high school. Talk to your team leader or area director.
WINTER WYLDLIFE EVENT:
We call our event the “WyldLife Late-Nighter” around the Seattle area but you can call it whatever you want. Basically, it’s a winter weekend camp alternative (or possibly an addition) that packs everything into 30 hours. It’s a crazy, action-packed night perfect for our middle school friends! … and shorter for our leaders 🙂

WyldLife Late-Nighter – General Ideas:

  • Multiple Area Event (depending on numbers)
  • Program Team – Speaker, 2-3 Program, Musician, 2-4 Head Leaders
  • 4 Locations / Events (dinner included): 7:00 PM – 2:30 AM
  • 2 WyldLife Clubs (like club at summer camp)
  • Bus or leaders drive cars
  • Area Overnight (guys house / girls house)
  • Area Breakfast (ask committee to help here)
email zachchunter@gmail.com if you have questions or want more info
CONTINUE TO LEARN:

Here are some resources to continue to learn about the kids we serve in WyldLife. We hope that these encourage and inform you as you grow in your ministry.

  • Being 12: The Year Everything Changes (Multimedia Series)
  • Search for “Ted Talks” on “Adolescent Brain” or “Teenage Brain” (Videos)
  • Read Hurt 2.0 by Chap Clark (Book)

Reminders

Hi all,

Just some reminders of some due dates:

Sept 1- R2 for Fairmont overnight Oct 1-2

Sept 1- Training Registration opens up

Sept 2- Regional conference call Friday at 9am

When Fri Sep 2, 2016 9am – 10am (MDT)
Where https://meetings.ringcentral.com/j/1481240189

Sept 7-9 Keith at Divisional mtg

Sept 15 Summer Assignment requests due

Sept 15 Women’s Leadership Network Survey due

Sept 15 final changes to payroll due

Sept 21-22 Staff Overnight in Helena

Sept 23 Regional Prayer call

Oct 1-2 Team and Teacher Leader, Committee and Student Staff Overnight at Fairmont