Youth Annual Conference 2022: Relentless

By Rick Wolcott* “On behalf of CCYM I want to welcome you all to Youth Annual Conference 2022,” said Lexi Salkovick, chair of the Conference Council on Youth Ministries. “We are so happy to be back to face-to-face after two years of virtual events.” The campus of Walsh University in North Canton was the site [...]

Churches Find New Ways to Reach Families During Pandemic

By Brett Hetherington* Summer has come and gone. As teachers welcome back students to largely digital classrooms, we look back at one summer tradition that children look forward to every year – Vacation Bible School. With COVID-19 restrictions in place, many churches were not able to host VBS programs in the traditional mode and made [...]

Youth Find Hope Amidst Uncertainty During Virtual YAC 2020

By Brett Hetherington* “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  - Hebrews 6:19 (NIV) “I have been on CCYM for six full years and I have seen many variations of Youth Annual Conference, but this year was something no one had expected,” Blair Porter, 2020-21 Conference Council on Youth [...]