Atlantic Union Conference Elects New Youth Ministries Director

The Atlantic Union Conference Executive Committee, at its May 9, 2018, regular meeting, elected David McKenzie to serve as the union’s new Youth Ministries department director. His responsibilities include emphasis on youth and young adult ministries, including public campus ministries. He comes to the Atlantic Union from the Northeastern Conference, where he has been serving […]

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Dare to Be Like the Eagle

The imagery of the eagle is one of my favorite Bible illustrations because of the characteristics that portray such a graceful soar, strength, keen eyesight, and the ability to empower its offspring with great care in the art of flying. In Exodus 19:4 and Deuteronomy 32:11 the eagle is used figuratively to depict God’s protection […]

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A Call to Prayer & Action

The 2017 hurricane season has proven extremely destructive and deadly. The resulting needs are overwhelming. The Atlantic Union Conference Youth Ministries Department recognizes the need to take action and assist those impacted by the hurricanes. We are already working with various entities to best meet the current needs. We will continue to make assessments as […]

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Three Steps to Making Your Dream a Reality

Whoever has stopped dreaming has started to die. No matter how old or young you are, never stop dreaming. Les Brown, motivational speaker and author, puts it this way, “You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” Dreams keep you energized, hopeful, and give you a reason to move […]

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Three Keys to Young Adult Retention

I love young adults; they are spiritual, intelligent, and caring people. They love the church wholeheartedly and they are looking to serve the church earnestly. However, many are leaving the pews while others are disengaged. What can we do to alleviate this problem? I’ve learned three key components to young adult retention through my interactions […]

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Journey to Forgiveness

Throughout my ministry, I have seen many youth, young adults, and adults struggling with various battles in their lives. One of the most difficult battles is to be unforgiving. A young girl came up to me and said, “Pastor Peralta, I cannot forgive my mother; she hates me and she abandoned me.” A youth from […]

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Youth Director’s Greeting

On behalf of the Atlantic Union Conference Youth Ministries Department welcome! We are happy that you have “browsed by” and we hope you will find all the information you need. The Atlantic Union Youth Ministries Department provides ministry support to more than 40,000 youth and young adults. We are comprised of six conferences which span the northeast […]

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Pathfinders Challenged to Finish Faithful

More than 3,700 Pathfinders and staff from the six conferences in the Atlantic Union headed to Burlingame State Park in Charlestown, Rhode Island, to experience the Atlantic Union Pathfinder Camporee. Pathfinders from Maine to Western New York, and from New York City to Bermuda attended the Finish Faithful Pathfinder Camporee. Each day the speakers challenged […]

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