Great work!!!!!!!!!

Great work getting kids signed up for camp and picking up R3 spots.  As a region, we picked up 45 more spots which means one more bus of kids will get to go to camp this summer and hear about Jesus!!!!!! Great Work!!!!!!!

I’m excited for our staff retreat next Tuesday and Wednesday.  I’m excited to talk about all of the great things that are happening in Montana/Wyoming, I’m excited to share hopes, dreams and struggles together and to pray with one another.

Thank you for all of the work you do to introduce kids to Christ and help them grow in their faith.

Keith Dow

Thank you for completing GPS!!

Action steps

  • Contact your committee chair to invite them to the call today May 14th at 7pm
  • Watch YL Access video sent by Rebecca Christ before Staff Meeting on May 19th
  • Staff Meeting at Canyon Ferry, Tuesday 1pm to Wednesday 1pm, May 19-20
  • Preliminary Budgets due May 22
  • Multi-cultural & Urban special expense forms due May 22
  • Senior contact info to region or on contacts by June 15th

MC&U Special Expense Form

Now is the time to apply for the special expense form online – you must fill this out every year.  Please note, when filling out the special expense form, total the amount of the annual subsidy you’re applying for and put this on your budget under line item 6230.  The auditing department is finding huge discrepancies between what areas apply for and the actual number on the budget; please remain consistent.

MC&U Special Expense Form
This application is due Friday 5/22 to the National Multicultural/Urban Office for the 2015-2016 fiscal year; please do in conjunction with your budget process. Some multicultural and urban areas have special programs that do not require the help of the Service Center’s administrative capacity, but do increase the area budget. This form allows multicultural and urban areas to apply for an exemption from the service charge for these programs. Click HERE to apply (please read directions thoroughly).

YL Access Committee Training

& Easy Area Launch

The number one request from areas has been “Can we use this for committee?”   Check out our new Committee Training Channel with 11 new training posts for both new and current committee members.  Topics include: Purpose of Committee, TDS: Taking Donors Seriously Made Simple, Effective Committee Meetings, The Adult Guest Program, and more!  Consider demonstrating YL Access at your next committee gathering and get your committee signed up. For more info on YL Access and easy area launch, check out this link.

Student Leadership Project

The Student Leadership Project (SLP) is a program of discipleship and leadership development for 50 committed Christian high school students who graduate in 2015 and 2016. It is aimed at students who have demonstrated leadership traits in Young Life, church, school, and community.
We are committed to diversity in the make-up of the group — race, ethnicity, geography, ability, church backgrounds, rural, urban, international, and suburban communities. The students will be chosen by staff from recommendations of local leaders. We’ll also have a variety of follow-up experiences over the next several years.
For more information, please contact Vern Hill at 651-430-1873 ,  or Sophia Cox 443-326-4192 or refer to the detailed information below.

2015 Information

Dates: Session One: June 23 – July 3
Session Two: July 7 – July 17
Hosted By: Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Mich.; North Park University in Chicago, Ill.; and Eastern University in Philadelphia, Pa.