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YAC: Shift Magazine


 

What is Shift?

Have you ever noticed how sometimes the simplest change in mind-set mean all the difference for your life? That's our goal with Shift, a quarterly resource magazine made by and for young adults. We want to be that breath of fresh air. We want to equip you in ministry, wherever that is.

Each church in the Baltimore-Washington Conference will receive a complimentary copy of Shift quarterly. If you'd like to receive your church's copy and pass information along to other young adults in your church, e-mail Katie at pastorkatiebishop@yahoo.com.

June 2012: Called to Action
2012 June Shift

Includes an interview with Reggie McNeal on changing the scorecard, a Bible Study, book and movie reviews and an article by Bishop Schol on Call to Action.

For a large version to print, please contact Rev. Katie Bishop.

March 2012: Becoming the Body
2012 March Shift

Seeking to Become the Body of Christ, we choose diversity, celebrating the uniqueness God has given each of us. Movie reviews, book reviews, articles on reaching out and a Young Adult Bible Study are all included.

For a large version to print, please contact Rev. Katie Bishop.

Lent 2012: Back to Basics
2012 Lenten Shift Devotional

Back to the Basics: Lenten Devotional 2012 – Through the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, scripture, service, sacrament and community, renew your relationship with God this Lenten season. Devotionals are written by young adults from around our conference.

For a large version to print, please contact Rev. Katie Bishop.

December 2011: Choose to Lead  
Shift Cover - December 2011

This issue of Shift: Re-Imaging Young Adult Community takes time to focus on leadership. Take time to learn lessons from the life of Moses. Choose to foster your own personal spiritual growth. Choose to foster the spiritual development of others. Be inspired to make a difference in the world.

And step up -- because we never know when people are watching!

   
May 2011: Digging Deeply
Shift Cover - May 2011

Contents:
The Bible: God's Living Word…Rev. Dr. Bruce Birch
Devotion on the Go…Darius Butler
Reading the Bible With Young Adults… Carla J. Swafford Works
Small Group Study… Rev. Kim Capps and Rev. Jen Karsner
Letter From the Editor…Rev. Katie Bishop
From Around the Conference... Shift staff
Cultural Review: Adjustment Bureau…Lance Duvall
Artist's Corner: Potatoes in a Bag…Erica O'Leary
Upcoming Events and Resources…Shift staff

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Lenten Devotional
Shift Lenten Devotional

Shift: Lenten Devotional provides readings for either personal or small group reflection written by Young Adults from around the BWC. The devotions focus on two distinct themes: giving up and taking on. It can be used weekly or periodically through the season of lent. This online-extra can be printed by the local church for use in Sunday School classes or to be handed out to Young Adults.

Download the Lenten Devotional

 
March 2011: Rooted
Shift Cover - March 
			2011

Contents:
Wesley: The Man…Rev. Sarah Dorrance
Courting Christ…Pastor Tommy Murray
Small Group Study… Rev. Patricia Watson
Letter From the Editor…Rev. Katie Bishop
Why I Like Being a United Methodist…Bishop Schol, Jerry Roberson, Michael Parker
Prodigal Worship…Rev. William Chaney
Cultural Review: A Bond of "True Grit"…Lance Duvall
Artist’s Corner…Rev. Chris Bishop and Carolyn Emily Snyder

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Advent Devotional: One Night in Bethlehem
Shift Advent Devotional "Shift: One Night in Bethlehem Advent Devotional" provides readings for either personal or small group reflection written by Young Adults from around the BWC. The devotions focus on different characters of the nativity story and can be used weekly or periodically through the season of advent. This online-extra can be printed by the local church for use in Sunday School classes or to be handed out to Young Adults.

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December 2010: Sharing Your Story
Shift January cover

Contents:

Tribal Church
... Carol Howard Merritt
Making Room for Everyone's Story ... Rev. Nicole Christopher
Four Week Small Group Study ... B. Shockey, J. Shockey, Watson, Surber
Regional Highlights
Cultural Review: Primetime Faith ... Rev. Katie Bishop
Artist's Corner ... Chett Pritchett
Upcoming Events & Resources

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September 2010: Breaking Boundaries
Shift September 2010

Breaking Boundaries: As people, we encounter barriers daily. Some are barriers that others have made for us. Some are barriers we make for ourselves. Shutting the door on the problem does not make them go away. Here we'll discover how to better become who God has created us to be and love how God teaches us to love.

Contents:

Breaking Boundaries with Words
... Rev. Clayton Childers
Multi-Ethnic Worship ... Josh Davis
Small Group Study ... Darius Butler, Nicole Christopher, Michael Parker and Chris Bishop
Letter From the Editor ... Rev. Katie Bishop
Young Adult Retreat ... Matthew Surber
Regional Highlights ... Annapolis Region and Korea Partnership
Navigating From Experience ... Rev. William Chaney
Movie Review: Inception ... Christopher Troilo
Artist's Corner ... Valerie Duvall

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June 2010: Creating Sacred Spaces

Contents:
Letter from the Editor ... EunJoung Joo
Creating Sacred Spaces ... Lilly Lewin
Small Group Study ... Katie Bishop and Brian Shockey
Regional Highlights ... Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington, Western
Navigating From Experience ... BWC pastors
Artist's Corner ... Kate Thomas
Book Review: Wasabi Gospel ... Katie Bishop
Upcoming Events

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Shift: Re-Imaging Young Adult Community is a resourcing ministry of The Young Adult Council (YAC) of Baltimore Washington Conference of The United Methodist Church. Would you like to contribute in this magazine? Send your idea to pastorkatiebishop@yahoo.com with your contact information. We reserve the right to edit for length and clarity.