When: July 18-24, 2021
Where: Methodist University, Fayetteville
Grades: Completed 9-12
Total Cost: TBD
Theme: Soar ACS 2021, Isaiah 40:29-31
Registration Deadline: TBD
For 70 years high school youth have gathered at the Annual Conference Session for youth to make important decisions through Legislative Affairs and grow closer to God through interest groups, worship and growth groups. Every night we have an activity planned such as an ice cream social, a dance, a talent show, and Friday night communion service. In Legislative Affairs, youth present resolutions they have written on issues for which they are passionate.
The youth of ACS vote on the resolutions and, if passed, copies of those resolutions are sent to businesses, organizations, clergy, government leaders, etc. During this week, Conference youth vote on the officers who will represent the youth on various conference committees. Representatives are also named for the Conference Youth Committee, Conference Youth Council on Youth Ministries, Resolutions Committee, and the Youth Service Fund Task Force.
This week is a time for youth to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ and strengthen their voice in the church and the world. We have a job to do in the United Methodist Church and ACS challenges us to deepen our faith and the role of the Church in the world today. Come soar on wings like eagles with us.
ALL churches are encouraged to send at least one delegate.
Overall Dean: Matt Seals
Rev. Matt Seals is pastor of Mount Olivet UMC in Manteo, NC. He and his wife Leslie have been married for ten years and have two children, Jackson 6, and Kayleigh 1. Matt attended ACS as a Junior and Senior in High School and has served on District and Conference youth committees as a youth and adult. He has staffed ACS for many years, several as Dean of Men, and currently the second year as Overall Dean. Matt has also served as District Youth Coordinator for several districts throughout his ministry. Matt has a heart for seeing young people grow as Disciples of Jesus Christ and mature in their faith journey.
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