Friends Youth Board
The purpose of the Youth Board is to provide youth ministries with support to strengthen their current programs through training for both paid and unpaid youth workers (Re:Connect), teen leadership training (DC Leadership Intensive), affordable mission opportunities (Aliquippa Adventure) and times of personal growth and fellowship (Friends Youth United.) We also try to make ourselves available to churches that are trying to develop a youth ministry.
Each spring adult youth leaders from around EFC-ER converge together for a weekend time of rest, renewal, worship, and training.
LI is a specialized experience with the goal of developing the attitudes, skills, and experiences necessary for teens to contribute through leadership.
We have developed an ongoing relationship with the people and community of Aliquippa, PA. Each year we have sought to be Kingdom people through meeting real needs in this former steel production town. Evangelical Friends Disaster Service has partnered with the Friends Youth Board in leading teens in practical service.
Friends Youth United
During Yearly Meeting, teens will become UNITED and also get a glimpse of what Yearly Meeting is about. Through seminars, evening sessions, worship and activities we plan to stand UNITED for Christ.
Young Adult Retreat
Each year in September or October we offer an a weekend retreat for post-high school to age 29 to build connections while exploring their faith and God's call on their life. This year's event is Move to Matter. It's September 26-28, 2014 at Friends Church - Battle Creek, MI.
Youth Explosion - Ohio
Friends Church - Willoughby Hills, OH hosts Youth Explosion Clevelan each November. This year Youth Explosion is November 14-16.
Every four years Friends Young Adults, ages 16 to 24, gather together from across the United States. This weekend is geared for believers who are serious about living out God's call on their life. Friends Summit 2014 takes place December 27, 2014 through January 1, 2015 in San Diego, CA.
Youth Awakening - Virginia
New Life Community Church, Ridgeway, VA host Youth Awakening each January. Youth Awakening 2015 is January 23-25, 2015.
Soul Blast - Michigan
Friends Church - Battle Creek, MI hosts Soul Blast each March. Watch for more information on Soul Blast 2015.
- Zach Bohler
- Liz Brainard
- Scott Dick
- John Grafton
- Steve Heilshorn
- Chris King
- Will Kinkus
- Caleb Knighten