By Karis Arnold, CCYM Secretary and Roman Ditzenberger, CCYM President
The Conference Council on Youth Ministry (CCYM) represents the youth of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. We have monthly meetings that we use to further our topic of “Stress Less.” Our other major goal is for our youth leaders, pastors, and adults in the church to see us – see us for who we are and what we do. CCYM goes to Annual Conference to represent youth and further this goal.
We chose the topic of Stress
Our “Stress Less” topic hits home to all of our youth that
Annual Conference this year was memorable for Katie Herry, though she didn’t know what to expect. “My expectations for coming to the conference were not high,” she said. “They weren’t high because I wasn’t really sure what I was getting myself into, but I was looking forward to presenting. Something that really stood out to me was Bishop Easterling’s preaching. Her preaching was so inspirational. I just couldn’t get enough. The amendment about gender equality also stood out in my mind. It stood out because I think its such an important thing for us all to be equal with one another.”
Karis Arnold attended Annual Conference for the first time this year. “My first year at annual conference has been great,” she said. “CCYM has been a great thing for me to be
We elected new leadership at this conference, and we look forward to seeing God lead us as we continue our journey as disciples in training. We hope that the adults around us are able to see us, hear us, love us and include us.