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International Affairs Seminar 2018

High School Juniors and Seniors who are actively involved in their local Disciples of Christ congregation are invited to International Affairs Seminar March 16-24. 

Come with us and…

  • Meet people from other cultures, learn to appreciate their gifts and understand their concerns for peace and justice.
  • Visit the United Nations in New York City, and witness its many influences in world affairs.
  • Discover how Christians have involved themselves in influencing the course of history, as together we consider issues of justice.
  • Visit Washington, D.C. and share with elected officials your concerns. You will see the role they play in determining laws that affect our lives.

Fee – $1,750 (possible $75- $150 surcharge depending on airfares at time of booking.)

  •  $250 deposit due November 1. Minimum $100 monthly payments. A fund-raising plan is fine!
  •  Full fee must be paid by March 1.
  • This fee is subsidized by a generous grant from Kansas Bible Chair.

The total balance is due March 1.  

            Fee includes everything: airfare, train, ground transportation, all meals, hotel (shared rooms; housed in DC on church floor), seminar program fees, two Broadway shows and a “who done it?” comedy at the Kennedy Center – everything except your souvenirs!

To Register …

Please send the following to the Topeka Regional Office, 2914 SW MacVicar:

  • Name and high school grade level
  • Postal address
  • Email address
  • $250 deposit. Make check to CCK, with IAS in memo
  • 2 reference letters: 1 from your pastor; 1 from school counselor/principal
  • 250-word essay on “Why I want to attend IAS”

The International Affairs Seminar is sponsored by the Christian Church in Kansas (DOC). Regional Minister Steve Martin is director/coordinator. Adult sponsors, one for every five youth, come from the communities from which youth are enrolled. For additional information, contact Steve Martin at 800-737-8130 or smartin@kansasdisciples.org.

IAS Travel Itinerary & Overview
This is approximate and may vary with circumstances. 

Friday/

Saturday

Group assembles Friday evening in Kansas City
Saturday Morning (early) Depart for New York City.
Arrive and settle into Hotel Penn
Sightseeing NY City as the group becomes acclimated

Sunday

Worship at Riverside Church
        a historic congregation with a strong witness in the city and the world

 Afternoon: Harlem, 9/11 Memorial, and/or Central Park

Evening: Broadway Show!

Monday

Seminar: Human Trafficking & Modern-Day Slavery: How Christians can make a difference!

Afternoon: Staten Island Ferry (view Statue of Liberty)

Evening: Dinner in Chinatown

Tuesday

Seminar continues

 Evening: Dinner and second Broadway Show

Wednesday

Early morning AMTRAK to Washington, D.C.

Afternoon: Settle into housing at National City Christian Church
                      visit Holocaust Museum

 Evening: dinner at Ben’s Chili Bowl – favored by President Obama!

Thursday

Seminar: Speaking to Legislators

Afternoon: visit Museums / Monuments

Late Afternoon: Kennedy Center – Shear Madness

Dinner in Georgetown after the show

Friday

Seminar: How to make a difference in the world!

Afternoon: visit Museums / Monuments

Evening: Dinner & Final wrap-up

Saturday

Return flight to KCI.

 

 

 

 

Kansas Youth Convention

The Kansas Disciples Youth Convention for youth grades 6-12 is November 10-12 at the Atrium Hotel & Conference Center in Hutchinson.

Travis Smith McKeeTravis Smith McKee, pastor and musician, will bring the keynote message and assist with worship.  Travis serves as co-pastor with his wife Kassie at Fairview Christian Church in Gladstone, MO.  Before moving to Missouri in 2014 Travis served as camp intern and counselor as well as pastor of several Kansas Churches.

BREAKOUT SESSIONS: Activities include two service opportunities, challenges, games, energizers, and inflatables.

LODGING: Hotel rooms at the Atrium Hotel & Conference Center are $81 per night.  Call 800-362-5018, ext. 270 to reserve your room.

Registration—$55 per person (youth or adult)  includes: Program, t-shirt, meals (Sat. lunch, supper. Hotel breakfasts included.)  Register and pay online below or download the KDYC Registration Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional office.

SAVE!  Register before October 23 and receive a $10 discount.

 

Pre-High Camp 2017

ATTENTION:

As of June 7, Pre-High only has room for girls because of housing space.

 

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Pre-High Camp: July 24-29

Pre-High is a six day, five night, camping experience for youth who have completed grade 8.  Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

The registration fee covers meals & snacks, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $287.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $327.

Register online below or download the 2017 Camp Registration and Health form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 30 campers per session.

Campers will have the opportunity to go on the high-ropes course. A Challenge Course Permission Form needs to be signed and turned in to your camp director prior to participation on the ropes course.

NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

2017 KCYF Spring Retreat

KCYF Spring Retreat opens at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 3, and continues through Sunday morning, March 5, at the Disciples Center at Tawakoni. The Retreat is directed by KCYF Cabinet and features keynotes by Michael Davison, an ordained minister serving as Associate Regional Minister in Oklahoma. 

A graduate of Texas Christian University and Brite Divinity School, Michael is a long-time advocate for youth in the church. He is married to Dr. Lisa Davison, Hebrew Bible professor at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, who has served as Chaplain and keynoter for CYF Alpha conference in 2015 and 2016.

Save $15! Sign up and pay before Tuesday, February 21. Register and pay online below or download and mail registration form with payment to Topeka Regional Office.

Bring: sleeping bag, towels, and personal items, along with your offering and your open heart!

 

Camp Sunday

2016 Camp Schedule announcedCamp Sunday is a region wide initiative to promote participation in the 2016 Summer Camp season and get children, youth, and adults registered for camp prior to the April 30 early-bird registration deadline. 

A week of summer church camp is the educational equivalent of a full year in Sunday School—and that’s for people who never miss a Sunday! Youth grow in faith – far more than they do during the school year – and as their understanding increases, their participation in the local church is enhanced.  Leaders (adults and older youth) grow significantly by leading youth during the summer camp experience.  Relationships are built; relationships which often last a life-time!

Camp Sunday Promotional Materials:

The camping program is not just in the summer.  Men’s, Women’s and Youth groups use the Disciples Center throughout the year for retreats, training meetings, and workshops.  Several community groups also rent out various buildings for day meetings, overnight retreats, and celebrations.

Your church can support the ministry of the Disciples Center and the Summer camping program by:

  • Encourage the participation of your youth and adults leaders
  • Provide scholarships to cover registration fees
  • Plan transportation to/from camp for the campers from your church
  • Send financial support to the camp — Give Online Now
  • Participate in the annual Gala/Auction — October 29
  • Collect and send paper goods and other supplies — 2016 Wish List
  • Send volunteers to spring Work Days — March 10-12 &May 19-21.

 

 

DHM Summer Mission Internships

Disciples Home Mission LogoWhat will you do this summer?
Are you looking for a faith-filled adventure?
Do you imagine a life beyond the mundane, working beyond cultural boundaries, faithfulness beyond the familiar?

If you’re looking for a way to make a difference and have an incredible experience — and get paid for it — you probably want to apply for a DHM summer mission internship. Disciples Home Missions is thrilled to call on young adults to serve in mission leadership this summer through the summer intern program.

Disciples Volunteering seeks applicants for summer internships, to serve with mission partners across the country. With a primary focus on Leadership Development, interns may host volunteer groups in mission settings, face cross-cultural issues, engage diverse groups of people, serve in hands-on mission experiences through the church, provide leadership within a congregational setting, and help church groups make justice connections between the mission site and their home churches.

Each intern can expect individual supervision and opportunities for reflection on personal, spiritual, and social justice issues. Some interns may also earn college or seminary Field Education credit, with theological supervision provided through Disciples Volunteering.

Then, you’ll go back to school or into the work world smarter and better prepared to live your faith in a complex world.  If you’ll be 20 by Memorial Day, check out the attached flyer and let us hear from you. 

Preference will be given to members of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) or the United Church of Christ. Applicants must be age 20 to 26 (as of Memorial Day) and be available for placement without interruption from May 29 to August 12.

Each intern earns a stipend of $2,500, sponsored in part through DHM and Week of Compassion; lodging and travel are provided.

The application deadline is Feb. 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm EST. Interviews will be scheduled to take place the following week. If internships remain unfilled, late applications will be accepted with interviews to take place in March.

For additional information contact: Intern Coordinator Deb Conrad at (502) 550-1236, Josh Baird at (985) 778-6915, or Brenda Tyler at (317) 713-2642.

Download Application Here

Download Flier Here

Register Now for Summer Camp 2016!

2016 Camp Schedule announcedA week of summer church camp is the educational equivalent of a full year in Sunday School—and that’s for people who never miss a Sunday!

It’s time to start registering for summer camp 2016. Plan to attend one of 20 camp experiences available for all ages. Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Download the 2016 Camp Schedule Here

Campers will learn how to show up, trust, forgive, stand up, seek justice, change and connect through their faith. New this year are Adventure Camp for those who have completed grades 8-12 and Adult Conference for adults 30 and older. All camps are at Disciples Center at Tawakoni, near Augusta, unless otherwise stated.

Save $40 by registering early!  Early-bird registration deadline is Saturday, April 30. Camp fee includes lodging, meals, and program expense including a nurse. All campers receive a theme T-Shirt and water bottle.

Camp scholarships are available to children and youth who have financial need. Scholarship amounts are based on ½ of the fee being paid by the sponsoring congregation. The Request Form accompanied by Camp Registration Form is due in the Topeka office before April 1.

Cancellation Policy: Over 30 days prior to event = full fee less $25 handling fee; 15-30 days prior = 50% refund; 7-14 days prior = 25% refund; 6 days prior or no-show at event = no refund.

Camps:

CYF Conference                     Pre-High
Chi Rho Camp                        Junior Camp
Primary Camp                        Discovery Camp

Post High Camp                     Grand Camp
Music Camp                           Equestrian Camp
KCYF Mission Week              Adventure Camp
Adult Conference

CYF Conference

CYF Alpha: June 20-25
CYF Omega: July 11-16

CYF Conference is a six day, five night, camping experience for Youth who have completed grades 9-12.  Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

The registration fee covers meals, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $270.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $310.

Campers will have the opportunity to go on the high-ropes course. A Challenge Course Permission Form needs to be signed and turned in to your camp director prior to participation on the ropes course.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 60 campers per session.

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Alpha: June 20-25

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Omega: July 11-16

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

View pictures from CYF Alpha using your unique password here.

View pictures from CYF Omega using your unique password here.

Chi Rho Camp

Chi Rho I: June 13-18
Chi Rho II: July 25-30

Chi Rho camp is a six day, five night, camping experience for youth who have completed grades 6-7.  Check in begins at 1 p.m. on the first day of camp and closing worship and departure is at 10 a.m. on the last day of camp.

The registration fee covers meals, lodging, program, and priceless memories! Register before April 30 for $270.  Registrations received after April 30 pay the full price of $310.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. Maximum enrollment is 65 campers for Chi Rho I and 40 campers for Chi Rho II.

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Chi Rho I: June 13-18

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Chi Rho II: July 25-30

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

View pictures from Chi Rho I using your unique password here.

View pictures from Chi Rho II using your unique password here.

Post-High Camp 2016

Friday, May 27 – Sunday, May 29

Post-High Camp is a 3 day, 2 night weekend retreat for young adults who completed high school in 2015 or earlier. Check in begins at 1 p.m. on Friday and ends with closing worship and clean-up at 10 a.m. on Sunday.

$45 fee (before May 10) or $65 fee (after May 10) covers meals, lodging, program, and priceless memories! A minimum enrollment of 15 is required before May 10.

Register online below or download the Camp Registration and Health Form and mail with payment to the Topeka Regional Office. 

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NOTE: This charge will appear as some version of “SST*CHRISTIANCHUR840559 MOUNT VERNON OH” on your credit card statement.

View pictures from this camp using your unique password here.