!Explore: A Theological Program for High School Youth gives young people in the 11th and 12th grades the chance to develop leadership gifts.
Through the Congregational Experience and Group Experience, participants engage the world of theological ideas and foster a call to vocation in the church.
During the 16-day group experience, youth worship, serve and study. Participants become church with and for each other while exploring their own places in their congregations and in the church they imagine for the future.
The Congregational Experience comes before, after, or on both sides of the Group Experience. Participants serve in their congregation for 100 hours over a period of five or more weeks, working along side their pastor in a mentoring relationship.
- Group Experience dates: July 9–24, 2013.
- One group of 15 youth will be invited to participate. Their congregation contributes $500 toward logistics for the Group Experience and gives the participant a stipend of $500.
- Financial assistance may be available for participants who travel a great distance to AMBS or whose congregations cannot afford the participation fee.
- Youth receive an additional stipend of $500 from AMBS
"I believe pursuing God in the small parts of life will lead you to the greater things. We must continually be aware of God and awake to his presence, !Explore helped me (though I wasn't even aware of it at the time) to continue pursuing God in the everyday parts of life. It also helped me learn a deeper trust as I continue moving forward without knowing the destination, but knowing the one who is leading." Emma Hooley, 2010 !Explore participant
Application forms must be completed by February 1, 2013.
- Visit the program details page for more information.
Watch "!Explore: What are your questions?" on YouTube.
¿Qué es !Explore?
!Explore es para la gente joven que desea aprender, alabar y probar sus dones para el ministerio. Es para la juventud que desea servir, participar y profundizar su fe en comunidad. (PDF con información)