Giving Thanks for you all

Philemon 4-7

Every time your name comes up in my prayers, I say, “Oh, thank you, God!” I keep hearing of the love and faith you have for the Master Jesus, which brims over to other believers. And I keep praying that this faith we hold in common keeps showing up in the good things we do, and that people recognize Christ in all of it. Friend, you have no idea how good your love makes me feel, doubly so when I see your hospitality to fellow believers. The Message

Upcoming Dates

Nov 12 Billings Auction

November 16-17 staff overnight

November 17 Missoula Strategic Planning

Nov 24 Thanksgiving

Volunteers on Assignment

If you have volunteers in your Area who would like to be on Assignment, HERE is the link to the ‘Volunteers for Assignment’ google doc. Please have the recommending staff person fill this out for the volunteer.

Summer assignments are where some of the best training is done. You get to see Young Life in action from a number of perspectives. You get to hear from other mission leaders. You get immediate feedback and opportunities for growth. Get your volunteers on an assignment. They will come back as better volunteers.

Thank for having a vision for your people and working to get them on assignment.

Action Item: If applicable, sign up any Volunteers you have who’d like to do an Assignment.

GPS Thanks

THANK YOU for your work on GPS! You guys ROCK! We had minimal follow up and every single area made the regional deadline. Thank you so much for your time and work on this project. We appreciate you all!!

Required Snow Skiing/Boarding Insurance Forms

Our friends in the Risk Management department have an updated 2016-2017 snow sport participation packet. These required forms will help assist you with medical coverage issues which arise during snow skiing/boarding activities.

Each ski/boarding participant must complete these forms before the trip and areas need to submit these forms to the Insurance/Risk Management Department before the trip. Please remember areas need to report all participant information whether or not insurance is purchased. Skiing and snowboarding in compliance with these guidelines will help us prevent a large number of the accidents which occur.

 Adult Guest Registration

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Are you work on identifying Adult Guest’s for the coming summer?  Spots are still open.

Please remember that we are looking for people to provide exposure to Young Life for individuals who can have a significant impact in the development of their local area or on the mission as a whole.   As you consider who to invite to be an adult guest, focus on those who will joyfully engage with all camp activities and events.  The hope is that the Adult Guests have the ability to significantly help the local Area, such as serving through leadership on the Committee. Include those who can influence public opinion about Young Life, such as a school superintendent, principal, head coach or community leader.

The adult guest experience is also for those who can help us in significant ways financially. Focus on your top TDS donors and donor prospects. It’s a way to thank donors and keep them involved. It is a way to further expose people to the ministry who have the capacity to make a major gift to Young Life if their knowledge and interest in Young Life is increased. We must be strategic in our allocation of adult guest spots and this is especially true of our relatives and second time adult guests.  Thanks for your help.

Adult Guest Registration

Summer Adult Guest Reservation Policy

Adult Guest Experience Video

Adult Guest Program Guide

Student Leadership Project (SLP)

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“I learned about my heart and what I think my calling is – my heart is bent toward those suffering injustices. I’m not sure how it will play out; I know God will help me handle it.” – 2017 SLP Student
Sign Students up Now for Student Leadership Project 2017!  The online application is available now for the 2017 Student Leadership Project.  Please encourage your most gifted student leaders to apply for this life transforming leadership / cultural awareness experience.  Students will deepen their faith, learn spiritual practices, become more culturally aware, and develop their leadership potential in a 10 day experience in a diverse group led by gifted staff.
“I learned what I’m good at and what I need to work on, especially as a leader. My faith and belief in God’s goodness and sovereignty has increased incredibly.”
Who: This experience is perfect for students who demonstrate leadership in your club, in their school, or in their community.  Please encourage the top leaders in your program to apply. Scholarships are available. Consider this an important next step for students who help you with club and need a growth experience beyond a 2nd/3rd time to a camp.
When / Where: Session I – Calvin College, North Park University, Grand Rapids and Chicago June 20-30.
Session II – Eastern University, Philadelphia July 10-20
Session III – July 25-August 4 location TBA
Apply In November / December for early acceptance
Cost: $750 plus transportation – Scholarships available for MCU students
Application and Information: // Questions contact Vern Hill, Director 612-414-8157; Sophia Cox 443-326-4192.
“The most important things I learned at SLP were the power of being vulnerable and not to be ashamed of my story or who I am or where I come from. I felt really accepted here.”