Convo is one of those events that is truly a once in a life time opportunity for participants, because it only comes around every four years for the age group. Youth Convo is intended for young Christians who have completed grades 9 through high school graduation. It is a weeklong event, comparable to a Moravian camp, but it has a distinctly different experience.
“Convo” is short for “Convocation,” an intentional gathering of people. For this year’s Convocation we are gathering with the purpose of connecting young Christians from across the United States and Canada as well as focusing our attention on the relationships we have with all of the people around us.
Our Theme “Get Connected” will call the young people who seem to have mastered modern day technology to look at their life from an outside perspective. Our program will challenge participants to consider the importance of their relationships with family, church, friends and God. We will confront these relationships and focus on ideas of how to build those relationships so that each and every one of us will have a strong support system surrounding us, as well as then consider where we can be a support system for others.
Unlike camp, which is typically held at a camp resort, Convo will be held at Greensboro College in Greensboro, North Carolina. The group will stay on the college campus and will get to experience a safe Christian environment full of music, fellowship and fun!
Although the price of the event can be intimidating at first glance, we guarantee that the power this event has, in terms of personal growth and long term friendships, far outweighs any price tag. The cost of Convo this year is $475.00. We encourage all Moravian Churches in North American and Canada to consider fundraising events to help aid the young people from their area to be able to participate in this year’s Youth Convo.
To register for Youth Convo 2013 simply go to www.youthconvo2013.org and register online. Also make sure to print off a copy of the code of conduct and health form after registering, fill it out and mail it in with your payment. If anyone is interested in attending the event as a counselor, please register on the website. We ask that all counselors bring at least six participants with them. Registrations are due by April 20, 2013.
If you have further questions about the event please check out www.youthconvo2013.org or join our Facebook page ”Moravian Youth Convo 2013 (Age14-18)” and ask our staff questions.
We look forward to seeing you in North Carolina!
Greg Behrend is a member of the Convo planning team.
From the March 2013 Moravian Magazine