It's coming, it's a new place, it's more time in service it's the Senior High Youth Gathering! This year's gathering will bring together congregations from all across Missouri in service to the Joplin, Mo., area. Two full days of service, daily presentations, exciting Christian music, free time fun & fellowship and worship at Missouri Southern State University present an outstanding opportunity for mission outreach.
This year's gathering features 2 full days of servant events to the entire Joplin area whether they were hit by the storm or not.
We are excited to have Rev. Paul Stark as our main presenter. Pastor Stark is the Ozark Mission Planter for the Missouri District. He is a native of southern California who loves life as a pastor, online Bible teacher and mission developer. He and his family moved to Missouri almost seven years ago, and he is currently planting a new mission church in the city of Ozark.
Parallax View will provide music for the weekend. Many youth in Missouri may have heard them at various district junior high retreats and in the Farmington, Mo., area. They have a great heart for ministry and love to share Jesus through music. They have also spent time volunteering in the Joplin area during this past year.
The registration fee is $195 per person, which includes housing (3 nights), seven meals (3 on Friday, 3 on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday), servant events, program, evening free time choices and t-shirt.
Registrations will be entered online with the link provided here. At the end of the registration process, please print the confirmation page and mail with your check to the Missouri District office by Friday, June 1. Space will be limited, so please register as soon as possible. A $50 deposit per person will be required with registration, and balance due checks are to be brought to registration at the gathering. No refunds will be given for cancellations after June 1.
We are working closely with Mr. Trent Davis, Director of Disaster Response at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin. To best place volunteers, Trent has requested each congregation fill out a Skills Assessment sheet. Skills Assessment sheets can be sent in early (before you're done registering) so he can assess where groups are placed for service.
Please pray for the ministry to Joplin, the youth of the Missouri District and the gathering. We hope to see you there!