Welcome to the 2019 Junior High District Youth Gathering (DYG) – “Chaos” March 22-24th, 2019!
After the positive response of last year’s event, the Jr High DYG will be returning to the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Educational Center. This center has it all: worship space, activity space, great hiking and camp activities, and sleeping accommodations.
The theme for this year’s Jr. High Gathering is “Chaos” based on Mark 15:32 “But we had to celebrate and be glad because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.”. We will be exploring the parable of the Prodigal Son from Luke 15:11-32 from the different perspectives of the son that leaves, the son that stays, and the father. As we look through these different perspectives, we will see the chaos in dissatisfaction, being lost, jealousy, and the amazing chaos and blessing of forgiveness.
During the Jr. High DYG, our youth will explore how they can relate to the chaotic story of the prodical son. Over the course of the weekend we will talk in depth about the chaos we often feel in our own lives, and the feelings of dissatisfaction, being lost, jealousy, and how God’s forgiveness covers the chaos of all the emotions in our lives.
As we have done the last couple of years, we will provide breakout sessions along with time for your group to meet together to process their learning or walk through additional teaching you provide. Additional free time is planned that will provide your group with a time to debrief the day or handle confirmation related work.
As our committee continues to plan and carry out preparations for the gathering, we continue to pray for each of you, your ministry, and your youth. We pray for the Lord's infinite wisdom as we strive to provide a Junior High DYG that will bring adults and Junior High students to a deeper connection with our Savior.
If there are any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us.