!Explore: A Theological Program for High School Youth gives young people in the 11th and 12th grades the chance to develop leadership gifts.
!Explore will be offered in summer 2016, thanks to a generous donor.
About the program: Through the Congregational Experience and Group Experience, participants engage the world of theological ideas and foster a call to vocation in the church.
- Group Experience: During the 16-day group experience (July 5-20, 2016), 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.
- Congregational Experience: 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.
Application forms will be available here on this site October 1, 2015. They will be due by February 1, 2016.
To donate to !Explore: Please visit the Center for Faith Formation giving page
"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
- 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.