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The Timothy Circle helps 14-24 year olds hear where God is calling them! It includes a free, self-guided exploration that clarifies a sense of call for young people.
It’s also a network of churches, parents, camps, campus ministries, and others working together to support young people. Your free account connects you to peers, resources, and other parts of the Church!
The Listening Chair Podcast
The Listening Chair is a podcast interviewing people from all all ages, stages, and skill sets. It explores their call stories, the holy hums of the Spirit, and other influences that led them to their current vocation. Guests share how they live into the calling of being a beloved child of God, and how they live out this love through their vocational calling.
If you are seeking clarity, comfort and courage in your vocational choices, get cozy in the Listening Chair today on iTunes, Spotify, Podbean, Stitcher or GooglePlay.
Summit Youth Academy
The Summit is an in-depth experience for high school juniors and seniors who want to discover how God is calling them to use their gifts in the world.
Summit Disciples gather for one week to learn about (and focus on) hearing and responding to God’s call to a life with purpose and meaning. Each student takes the Birkman Assessment to identify potential career paths based on interests, gifts, passions, and their environmental needs for a thriving work experience. They serve others, and work with an adult from their home congregation to determine their next faithful steps for following God’s calling in their own community through service.
Along the way, we learn Wesleyan theology from experienced, well-respected UMC scholars. Our visiting scholars, Covenant Pastors, Summit Guides, and lay volunteers are all United Methodist — we are committed to solid UMC theology and practice!
Amp It Up!
Worship Band Camp
Amp It Up! Worship Band Camp turns up your skill level and deepens your faith in Christ. The camp experience is geared towards high school students, grades 9 – 12, and takes place on the campus of Southwestern College June 2 – 6, 2020 (special, all-inclusive early-bird rate until March 1!)
For five life-changing days, you will be mentored by local worship leaders. If you love to sing, play, and lead your youth group in worship, you can’t afford to miss this experience that will encourage and inspire you to maximize your gifts for the gospel of Christ!
Southwestern College emphasizes intellectual, personal, and spiritual growth. Founded in 1885 by Kansas Methodists and now related to the Great Plains Conference of the United Methodist Church, the college offers bachelor’s and graduate degrees in person and online.
Prepare for careers and graduate studies by learning critical thinking and effective communication in small class sizes with incredible professor interactions. Get involved in tons of co-curricular activities to be well-rounded and gain leadership and service skills.
Southwestern can even prepare you for a wide range of ministry-related careers and involvement through a degree in Religion & Philosophy, a minor in Discipleship, or participation in Campus Ministry.
Deepen your faith at Southwestern
Discipleship Southwestern is a co-curricular service-learning team at Southwestern College that exists to encourage college students as they begin, or continue, the journey of becoming mature disciples of Jesus Christ at home, work, church, and in the world. Students are admitted into the program via application, and can earn an annual scholarship to be a part of the team. Discipleship Southwestern lives out its mission through the following core values: faith formation, community, leadership, holistic education, and meaningful service.
Worship Outreach forms worship bands that share music and worship leadership at Southwestern’s weekly worship service and monthly at area churches. You can be involved through playing an instrument, singing, or providing technical and organizations support! We also put an emphasis on personal faith development.
If you’re interested in becoming a part of any of the teams in Worship Outreach, please fill out an application so we can get to know you!!
Campus Ministry at Southwestern
Campus Ministry at Southwestern College is lived through many different programs and experiences, but the most notable is weekly Chapel, also known as Wednesday Worship! With student-led music from our Worship Outreach teams, our chapel service offers a mid-week break from the grind of classes and activities to focus on the living Christ and share Him with fellow students, faculty, and staff. Sometimes students share, sometimes we invite pastors from the area to preach, sometimes faculty or staff speak, sometimes we listen to lay people share their testimonies, and sometimes we even let our campus minister preach. 🙂