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    The Upper New York Conference of The United Methodist Church

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    Director’s Invitational accepting nominations

    April 5, 2016 / By UNY Communications / .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    Nominations of young leaders are now being accepted for the 2016 Director’s Invitational at the Casowasco Camp & Retreat Center in Moravia. Director’s Invitational is a spiritual leadership seminar developed to help youth recognize their style of leadership and develop their own unique, God-given gifts. The five-day program begins Aug. 7.

    Youth will explore many different ways they can use their talents in service. This Casowasco Center for Excellence in Leadership program is open to youth, ages 14 through 2016 high school graduates.

    In a letter to Conference clergy, Michael Huber, Conference Director of Camp & Retreat Ministries, said this is a great opportunity for youth who are currently serving in a variety of leadership roles as well as those not serving in leadership but displaying unrealized leadership abilities.

    “Many of our youth across the Conference are leading Sunday School, youth events, local and global mission projects, serving on church committees, and leading school and community activities. They have demonstrated leadership potential, but often lack confidence, training, direction, or opportunity to develop their gifts,” Huber wrote in the letter.

    “We recognize the opportunity the Church has to guide them ... offering them the skills that will enrich their faith, build their confidence, and teach them how to use their potential.”

    You can read the full letter to clergy here; a nomination form can be downloaded here.

    TAGGED / Camp and Retreat Ministry (CRM)

    With more than 144,000 members, the Upper New York Annual (Regional) Conference of The United Methodist Church comprises 865 local churches and 91 new faith communities in 12 districts, covering 48,000 square miles in 49 of the 62 counties in New York state. Our mission is to “live the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to be God’s love with our neighbors in all places."