You’ve been to retreats, camp, Bible studies and church. You’ve learned a lot. A LOT. But is the world any different? Is your community?
Come to MOVE and find out ways to put what you’re learning into action. This year, we’re focusing on Now What: what it means to take a holy risk of faith, based on James 2:14-17.
Have you ever watched Shark Tank? It’s a reality show where people with great ideas compete before a panel of potential investors in order to win funding for their idea. We’re putting the MOVE spin on it all.
Before your youth group arrives at MOVE, get them together to research a real need in your community, something that you can do something about. Begin to put together a strategic plan (you’ll have some time to work on it at MOVE and have the help of coaches). You’ll have a chance to present your idea to a panel of experienced leaders where you’ll get constructive feedback. The youth group with the winning idea gets a $500 grant to put it into action!
Cesar works with middle school and high school students in Richfield, MN, through a partnership with Hope Church and Young Life. His passion to walk alongside students fuels his desire to train, equip, and inspire others to authentically follow Christ and live in the rhythm of Jesus. He also founded One of One Clothing Company (a mission-focused business using creativity, arts, and music to communicate the gospel) and The Well, a multigenerational faith community that exists as part of Hope Church to extend the hospitality and love of Jesus to all.
Hope Smith serves as Area Director for Young Life and YoungLives, Minneapolis. She has worked for Young Life for 17 years. Hope is passionate about bringing the people of God together and reconciling them to each other. She is committed to kids in the city hearing about God, graduating from high school, and discovering their purpose. Hope is married to Travis Smith and they have two wonderful kids! Isabella is almost 2 and Hezekiah is 1. (yes they are both 1 right now!)