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Boyce to hold Youth Emphasis Week
February 09, 2004
By Bryan Cribb

Boyce College is serious about the task of training students to minister to tomorrow’s students. And an upcoming week of events highlights this passion.

Boyce’s National Center for Youth Ministry (CYM) will hold its annual Youth Emphasis Week Feb. 9-13. Events for the week will include guest lectures, symposiums, panel discussions and guest presenters in various classes. CYM planned all the events for a specific purpose, said Troy Temple, associate director of CYM and associate professor of youth ministry at Boyce.

‘We have designed Youth Emphasis Week for the student training for vocational youth ministry -- that includes undergraduate as well as graduate stu-dents,” he said. “No matter how long you have worked with adolescents in the local church, Youth Emphasis Week has something for everyone. Simply put, this week is focused on the student of youth ministry.”

The schedule of events for the week is as follows:

* CYM celebration, Feb. 9, 7 p.m., in Boyce Chapel

* CYM guest lecture, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m., in Legacy Center 303, with new Boyce College dean Jimmy Scroggins and a guest panel response on the strategic importance of integrating youth ministry on the mission field

* Boyce Chapel, Feb. 11, 10 a.m., with special guest speaker, Phil Newberry, minister of students, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn.

* CYM symposiums with various guest panelists, Feb. 9, 2:30 p.m., in Carver 127, and Feb. 10, 2:30 p.m., in Carver 127, and Feb. 11, 2:30 p.m., in Boyce Chapel.

Guest presenters will be in the following youth ministry classes: YM102B, youth culture, Feb. 9, 2:30-5:15 p.m., Carver 119; YM331, ministry to troubled youth, Feb. 10-12, 8-8:50 p.m., Carver 119; YM101, principles of youth ministry, Feb. 10-12, 9-9:50 a.m., Carver 119; YM102A, youth culture, Feb. 12-13, 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Carver 119; YM188, SYME, Feb. 12, 1-2:15 p.m., Carver 201; YM351, programming and planning camps and retreats, Feb. 12, 2:30-5:15 p.m., Carver 107; and YM288, SYME, Feb. 13, 1-2:15 p.m., Carver 201.

The above events are open to all students, faculty and staff.

The week will also feature the meeting of CYM’s advisory board Feb. 10, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., in the Legacy Center.

“They will assist CYM in keeping the youth ministry program at Boyce College on the leading edge of youth ministry training,” Temple said.

Advisory Board members include: Newberry; Bob Barton, First Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla.; Tim Parsons, Idlewild Baptist Church, Tampa, Fla.; and other youth pastors from 11 different states.

The Center for Youth Ministry exists to recruit, train, place and network youth leaders globally.


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