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2020 Montreat Youth Conferences

Montreat Youth Conference is a unique gathering of young people from all over the country for a week of study, worship, and recreation.

A Montreat Conference Center Program
June 7–August 8, 2020

Youth 1: June 7–13 | Youth 2: June 14–20 | Youth 3: July 12–18 | Youth 4: July 19–25 | Youth 5: July 26–August 1 | Youth 6: August 2–8

Montreat Youth Conference (MYC) is designed for high school students, entering freshmen through graduated seniors, and for their group leaders. We offer six conference weeks each summer. There are four main parts of every day at MYC:

  • Keynote – The keynote session gathers everyone together for movement and group building (fondly known as energizers), announcements, music, and keynote. Keynote is a 45 minute-ish presentation engaging conferees in that day’s scriptural theme. After keynote, conferees head to small group sessions.
  • Small Groups – Small groups allow youth to form relationships with others in order to have honest discussions with each other about questions raised during keynote and worship. Small group sessions are led by trained small group leaders, who guide conversation and lead group building activities.
  • Worship – After dinner, everyone gathers for worship. In worship, youth engage the Word of God as they seek to understand and respond to the challenges and triumphs of being a high schooler in the twenty-first century. Youth Conference worship is joyful, reflective, and seeks to glorify God using many creative gifts of the participants.
  • Recreation – Recreation events are featured throughout the day and include everything from dance, games, and group building activities to snow cone parties, international crafts, and service. Energizers are a much beloved Montreat tradition, pairing popular music and simple movements everyone can enjoy.

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Key Leadership

Youth Conference Weeks I & II

Gail Henderson-Belsito – Keynote Leader
Chris Henry – Preacher
Steve Lindsley – Music Leader
Jerry Chapman – Music Leader
Carla Dos Santos-Webb – Music Leader
Kim McNeill – Recreation Leader
Kyrie Blocker – Recreation Leader

Youth Conference Weeks III & IV

Rodger Nishioka – Keynote Leader
Clare Loranzo – Preacher
Marcus Hong – Music Leader
Darci McKinnon – Music Leader
Kelly Fitzgerald – Recreation Leader
Cliff Haddox – Recreation Leader

Youth Conference Weeks V & VI

Mark Yaconelli – Keynote Leader
Cece Armstrong – Preacher
Tony McNeill – Music Leader
Laura Becker – Recreation Leader

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