ASSEMBLYJULY 24-28, 2017
Assembly is a week of discipleship featuring awesome worship, awesome people and one awesome God. It’s joining together with others your age to learn, grow, and laugh. It’s waking up and worshiping through word and song. It’s coming to an event and leaving with a “family”. It’s an opportunity to open up, to get real, to focus. It’s a chance to shift your thoughts, your actions, and your life from things of this world to the heart of Jesus. After all, true worship takes place when all people within a community seek the presence of God and are accepting of each other. That’s the biggest part of Assembly.
WHAT TO EXPECT
+ SMALL GROUPS
Small groups are the heart of Assembly and essential to fostering a deeper relationship as we grow as a community of faith. There is no better dynamic for personal growth than sharing your life experiences with your peers.
+ PASSIONATE WORSHIP
Worship describes those times we gather deliberately seeking to encounter God in Christ. God uses worship to transform lives, heal wounded souls, renew hope, shape decisions, provoke change, inspire compassion, and bind people to one another.
+ FAITH DEVELOPMENT
Through the personal practice of Faith Development, we do the soul work that connects us to others, immerses us in God’s Word, and positions us to grow in grace and mature in Christ.
+ GAMES & ACTIVITIES
These times let them find things in common and get past the initial awkwardness that can come with meeting new people. Youth need the games to break the ice so they can feel comfortable participating in discussions and building community in other areas.
It’s not every day you’re confronted by a stranger living in a school bus in a Walmart parking lot bearing a message from God, but that’s exactly what happened to Joshua a few short years ago. The incident—as odd as it may have seemed—was an affirmation that helped plot a new trajectory for the Florida native, and he hasn’t looked back since. Joshua committed himself to itinerant music and ministry—anywhere God would lead. He and Deanna began traveling the country, often living out of their car and relying on the hospitality of friends and fellow believers along the way. Today his rapidly growing ministry includes leading worship for a variety of events, sharing his own songs, and also speaking to congregations and student groups.
Pastor Rezolia is the Senior Pastor at The United Methodist Church of the Covenant. She comes with a contagious passion for Christ and compassion for people. She focuses on spreading and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ through grace and love, by words and action through her servant leadership, preaching, teaching, and by just being the hands and feet of Jesus Christ to make God real in the world for others. Pastor Rezolia strives to creatively challenge others to pull from our faith with actions that will change and transform the world. Rev. Rezolia is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University and received her Master of Divinity at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology. She and her husband, Dr. Jerry Roberson, have three beautiful daughters.
The son of missionaries who spent his earliest years living in the West Bank and on the island of Cyprus, Timothy Palmer is a singer/songwriter, poet, and speaker who currently lives in Abilene, TX with his wife, Erin, and their three children, Aubrey, Elijah, and Quinn. Formerly, Timothy served as the Assistant Chaplain at McMurry University, and is the founder of RE: Ministries, a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to joining God in rebuilding, restoring, and renewing what’s been lost, devastated, and abandoned. A passionate communicator, Timothy has spent much of the last decade traveling, learning from, and sharing with others on this journey of faith. Whether he’s performing music at Harvard Divinity School, preaching in the Sacramento mountains of New Mexico, or sitting around the living room with high school students during a weekend retreat, the message is always the same: when we begin to live our lives from Love rather than working for Love, compassion begins to displace judgement, we realize our kinship with all humanity, and, together, we begin to heal.
We simply want to make the young generation fully equipped with the teachings of Christ and make them Christ-centered individual. ACCYM encourages more and more youth in this conference in order to develop them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually strong and prepared now and forever.