MY Weekend 2017
Friday, February 17, 7:00 PM
An unforgettable weekend designed for students to be challenged and to grow in their faith. Students will participate in large group worship experiences at The Met, small group discussions in Host Homes, and a variety of adventures on and off campus. Each student will be assigned to a small group according to grade and gender. Each small group of 8 to 10 students will be under the supervision/leadership of background-checked, trained, young adult leaders. Students will stay the night with their group in a home hosted by background-checked members of The Met Church. Leaders and home hosts will provide all transportation for the weekend.
Every student is plagued with the dilemma of trying to figure out how to navigate life. In doing so, students are forced to deal with questions that seem nearly impossible to answer correctly and confidently: “How do I know what God wants me to do?” How do I know what God’s voice sounds like?” Why won’t God answer my prayers?” Discovering the answers to these questions can be especially difficult in a digital age dominated by “selfies.” The My Weekend faith focus is concentrated on helping students discard the noise and discern God’s voice. Students will gain the tools to discern whether or not a message is from God, and to deal with times when God seems silent.
Who: students in 6th – 12th grade
When: February 17-19, 2017
Cost: includes all meals, transportation, housing, entertainment, programming, administrative costs, t-shirt, etc.
Early Rate ……………….. thru January 31 @ $95
Regular Rate ……………. February 1 - 12 @ $115
*Deadline to register is Sunday, February 12 at midnight
Step 1: Register your student - Registration is now closed.
Step 2: Read the details on the confirmation e-mail (may take 2-3 days)
Step 3: Download, sign, and return the waivers
(High School students need both waivers. Middle School students need just the one.)
Step 4: Download and preview the What to Bring/Code of Conduct
Step 5: Consider volunteering for MY Weekend
My Weekend offers a number of impactful volunteer positions that afford every willing participant an opportunity to contribute.
- Complete and pass a background check
- Attend the volunteer training on Sunday, February 12 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
- Honor the prescribed time commitment and fulfill all responsibilities as defined by each unique role.
- Have fun!
Most volunteer positions require a time commitment of Friday, February 17 at 6:00pm to Sunday, February 19 at 12:00pm. The activity level for each position varies during this time frame.
All volunteers are asked to attend the My Weekend volunteer orientation and training on Sunday, February 12 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. Lunch will be provided. Childcare is available upon request.
Our Student Ministry staff will train all volunteers and place them in the best position to suit each volunteer’s request position, experience, and capacity. Some positions are limited and are by invitation.
Group Leader – a young adult that provides general guidance and spiritual leadership for a group of 8-10 students. The group leader is responsible for facilitating group discussion, time and schedule management, and serving as the liaison between the Met Youth staff and students. Met Youth will supply all curriculum and other needed materials. *Group Leaders are by invitation only.
Host Home – a Met Church family that houses 10-12 students and their leaders for the weekend. A host also provides meals (as needed) and transportation for the group and is encouraged to participate in the weekend fun.
Hospitality – stage and distribute meals and snacks on campus as well as assist with the cleanup process thereafter.
Transportation – assist a home host and group leader with providing transportation for a group of students throughout the weekend.
Tech Team – facilitate the technical elements of the large group programs. *Must be a current volunteer on the tech team
Facilities – assist with custodial duties, campus monitoring, and setting up and taking down tables/chairs and other props/decorations.