• Who Is on Your Billboard?: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Collins Etchi Ako 2After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah Continue Reading... more »

  • He Had Mercy on Me: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Collins Etchi Ako 29But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31A priest Continue Reading... more »

  • The Lord is My Strength: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Collins Etchi Ako 57As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 59He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, Continue Reading... more »

  • Before and After the Storm: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Collins Etchi Ako 37 A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, such that it was nearly swamped. 38Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?”39 He got up, rebuked the wind and said Continue Reading... more »

  • Meet Collins – The May Young Adult Devotion Writer

    YPM is proud to introduce the new young adult devotion contributor for May, Collins Etchi Ako. Take a second to learn more about Collins below, and check back on Wednesday, the 6th, to read the first of his four devotions. Collins Etchi Ako has been affiliated with the Cameroon Mission Initiative of the United Methodist Continue Reading... more »

Devotions

  • Who Is on Your Billboard?: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Collins Etchi Ako 2After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. 3 His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. 4 And there appeared before them Elijah Continue Reading... more »

  • He Had Mercy on Me: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Collins Etchi Ako 29But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30In reply Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead. 31A priest Continue Reading... more »

  • The Lord is My Strength: A Young Adult Devotion

    By: Collins Etchi Ako 57As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.” 58Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” 59He said to another man, “Follow me.” But he replied, “Lord, Continue Reading... more »

Job Openings

  • Director of Youth Ministries, Faith UMC, Issaquah, WA

    Faith United Methodist Church in Issaquah, WA is looking for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to work with current staff in providing outstanding ministry to a growing congregation in this beautiful area of the Pacific Northwest.   The ideal candidate will: have passion for youth ministry, developing relationships with youth and their families, and accompanying youth on their journey of faith  have a strong and growing personal faith, basic biblical knowledge, and theology consistent with that of the United Methodist Church  possess strong leadership and leadership development skills  be consistently energetic and enthusiastic about youth ministry  be open and welcoming to a wide diversity of youth and their families   work well independently and on a team  possess strong communication skills (written, oral, social media, etc.)  be adaptable, flexible, and creative  possess outstanding interpersonal skills, with ability to recruit, equip, and organize others  have a genuine interest in students’ lives and willingness to get involved in the community  demonstrate basic knowledge of youth development    Responsibilities will include: planning and leadership of regular youth ministry activities, including but not limited to: youth Sunday School, Sunday evening programs, summer activities, annual mission trips, local mission opportunities, retreats, fundraisers, and Sunday worship services  Continue Reading... more »

  • Director of Youth Ministries, First UMC, Montgomery, Alabama

    First United Methodist Church of Montgomery, Alabama, is searching for a full-time Director of Youth Ministries to oversee the junior and senior high youth ministry. Worship is the heart of the identity of this beautiful church, which has two traditional worship services averaging 1,200 attendees. Currently, there are 50-75 youth participating in youth programs with Continue Reading... more »

  • Director of Youth Ministry, Shawnee, Kansas

    Do you know an effective youth leader who is ready to help build and grow a youth group at a Kansas City area church? Loving God, Connecting Others, Growing in Faith, and Serving God by Serving People… Monticello United Methodist Church in Shawnee, Kansas, is looking for a part-time energetic Director of Youth Ministry who Continue Reading... more »