2020 Young People Members to Annual Conference Application

Youth and Young Adult Members to Annual Conference serve to represent their district or Wesley Foundation at the 2020 business sessions of the North Alabama Annual Conference. Once a youth or young adult has applied, the District Office or Wesley Foundation will select representatives. If you are also willing to serve as a Page, you can apply for that role, as well. If you are not selected to represent the district, you may be selected to serve as a page. 

*First Name
*Last Name
Preferred Name
*Address 1
*City
*State
*Zip
*Phone
*Email
*Are you a member of a United Methodist Church?
Yes
No
*To which convocation are you applying to be a member?

Please note that each district is provided for only up to two persons. If you are 18 years of age, please use your school year to identify (those completing high school senior year are youth members; those completing freshman year of college are young adults). If you are applying to be a Wesley Foundation member, you must be a member of a North Alabama Conference Wesley Foundation (Bama, UAB, JSU, UNA, BSC).

Youth (12-18 years of age)
Young Adult (18-30 years of age)
Wesley Foundation
Wesley Foundation
*District
Church
*Will you be able to attend the entire Annual Conference session and all related/scheduled activities?

Participants should plan to be on site on the afternoon of Saturday, May 30 through Tuesday afternoon, June 2. Meals and lodging are included if you are selected. Additionally, there may be 2-4 Zoom conference calls prior to the event for purposes of orientation and getting to know one another.

Yes
No
If you answered no to the previous question, can you tell us what you will have to miss and why you should be considered?
Have you ever attended any other conference or district youth/young adults event sponsored by the North Alabama Conference, your local district, or your Wesley Foundation?

(For example, Encounter Winter Retreat, Youth Leader Training, Annual Conference, etc.)

Yes
No
No answer
If yes, which event(s)?

If you have attended before as a Youth/Young Adult/Wesley Foundation Member to AC before, please let us know when and how many times.

*Why do you want to be a Youth/Young Adult/Wesley Foundation Member to Annual Conference?
*Describe your involvement in the United Methodist Church, at the local church level and beyond.
*How do you feel that young people can impact the United Methodist Church? How can you make a difference?
File Upload

Please upload 1-2 documents to support your application. All persons must complete and upload the Pastor/Minister Recommendation Form

If you are a youth member to AC (18 or younger), you must also upload the Parent/Guardian Acknowledgement

If you would like to email the form, please send it to echastain@umcna.org by August 31, 2019.

Attach file pdf, doc(x), xls(x), jpg/gif/png, ppt - up to 25 MB

Interests, Activities, Etc.

Outside of church participation, what types of activities do you like to do? What are some of your interests? Hobbies?

Check box if your application should also be included in the Page Application.

If you are not chosen to serve as a member to Annual Conference, you may also select to apply to the Page program. A page helps with a variety of tasks at Annual Conference that can include: paperwork, carrying boxes or items, working as a host, helping at plenary, and handling distribution. They are allowed to participate in all convocation activities as applies to their status as a youth, young adult, or Wesley Foundation member.

Page Application Areas of Interest

In which areas would you like to be considered for the application to the page program?

Please see Guidelines for Pages at this link.

Worship
Logistics
Greeting / Hosts
Production
Communication
Hospitality
Stage Management
Registration / Check-in
Voting
Usher

Disclaimers

You must complete the application (with additional forms) no later than August 31, 2019. This application does not guarantee your services as a member or a page. It begins the process by which representation will be chosen.

Your qualifications, plus representational needs of the AC, will be considered with your application. Applications submitted beyond August 31, 2019 will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis. We request that all members of the YPM Convocation be present AND participate in ALL scheduled events. 

Pages will be chosen by October 15, 2019, and notified by October 20, 2019.

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