2022 Montreat Youth Conference: More Than Enough
Twenty-four youth and their advisors traveled to the mountains of Western North Carolina for the 2022 Montreat Youth Conference. The Montreat Conference Center hosts thousands of youth every summer for this annual gathering whose values are sharing God’s love and hope, providing opportunities for faith growth and development, and equipping and empowering young people for Christian discipleship in the Church and the world.Gathered from nine congregations and new worshipping communities, the delegations participated in worship, keynote, small groups, recreation, and back-home-time all focused on the theme of More Than Enough. Students and their leaders reflected on daily messages organized around key concepts:
• Recognize: Without God, we are not enough.
• Receive: Because of God’s love, we are more than enough,
• Rely: In God’s hands, we have more than enough,
• Resist: By God’s power, we can do more than enough, and
• Realize: Filled with God’s Spirit, together, we are more than enough
Over the week, students and leaders built relationships while walking, hiking, playing games, rocking on the porch, eating, paddle-boating, and exploring together. One leader remarked, “I was not expecting what I experienced at Montreat. I was mostly amazed by the friendship quickly made between the young groups, caring for one another and showing their honest feelings.”
For a glimpse of this beautiful mountain retreat center and people from the Presbytery of Los Ranchos who enjoyed it, take a few minutes to watch this photo slide show (no audio) put together by one of our young adult leaders.