Category Archives: Teens

Asbury University Salvation Army Visitation Weekend

Hey high school juniors and seniors!

This year’s Asbury University visit for Salvation Army students is coming up!

We want to give everyone a chance to go on a college visit and see if college or Christian education is a good fit for them. We will be providing transportation to Wilmore, Kentucky and back.

The event is FREE! All you need is a few bucks for dinner on the way down and the way up.

Check out the video and register yourself with the link below.

Salvation Army Weekend

ONU’S SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUE

The Summer Leadership Institute is an amazing opportunity for juniors in high school (entering their senior year) to further develop their leadership potential. The Institute is specifically designed to equip young leaders to be visionaries, live lives of integrity and gain experience in team development, motivation and persuasion.

Acceptance into the Institute is competitive and enrolls students into LEAD-235: Teambuilding & Leadership, a course developed for Olivet’s leadership minor. Curriculum is strategically tailored to challenge students during an intensive two-day campus experience, followed by a two-week online component. Successful completion of the program earns students three credit hours of coursework to be used toward the leadership minor or elective credit.

To apply, submit a completed Institute application and pertaining documents ASAP. Even though the advertised deadline for the event is June 1, they are still taking applications. The first 50 accepted students will be awarded a full-tuition scholarship from Olivet to be used toward the Institute ($1,305 value). The remaining cost includes a $179 room and board fee to cover housing, meals, etc.

The Summer Leadership Institute on-campus component begins Thursday, July 13, and ends Saturday morning, July 15.

For more information on applying, click here.

Youth Councils 2017 Recap

We had an awesome time at Youth Councils 2017, didn’t we?  God taught us so much about our identity; so much that we tried to condense the entire weekend into a single post.  We most definitely failed there, but we hope you enjoy our hand picked assortment of treats from the weekend: videos, pictures, podcasts and survey for YC 2018.  Enjoy!

Identity Videos

Eden Sjogren from MetroProductions on Vimeo.

Shane Olivera from MetroProductions on Vimeo.

Ashley Blackwood from MetroProductions on Vimeo.

Red Carpet Video (From the Hollywood Banquet)

YC Red Carpet from MetroProductions on Vimeo.

We had an awesome Hollywood banquet on Saturday night, and part of that experience included a red carpet where the celebs were interviewed.  Enjoy!

Official Photos (Including Photo Booth Photos from the Hollywood Banquet)!

Thanks to photographers Laura Allan and Cody Forney, we have some AMAZING photos from the weekend.  Check out the slideshow below, or click here to view them on our Flickr page.

High School Track Podcasts

Looking for the sermons from Pastor Harvey Carey and Lt. Amanda Keene?  You can stream them from our website here, or stream them from the podcast app on your iPhone (search Metro Youth Network).

Main Session 1 – Pastor Harvey Carey

Main Session 2 – Pastor Harvey Carey

Main Session 3 – Pastor Harvey Carey

Main Session 5 – Lt. Amanda Keene

Youth Councils 2017 Survey

Last, but not least, we’d love to hear your feedback about YC 17.  Take 10 minutes to fill out this quick survey, please!  We take your input very seriously.  You can access the survey by clicking here.

Band of Survivors 2017 Team Announced

We’re excited to announce the team for Band of Survivors 2017. Pray for these students and young adults as they prepare for an awesome summer of growth, community and service!

Students:
Christian Barron (La Villita)
Gracie Washburn (Oakbrook Terrace)
Marcos Faundez (Joliet)
Keegan Hanton (Elgin)
Isabelle Wurtz (Des Plaines)
Shania Ferguson (Chicago Temple)
Vanessa Benitez (Mayfair)
Neiry Alvarado (La Villita)
Sabrina Navarro (Blue Island)

Leaders:
Heidi Payton Hurula (Oakbrook Terrace)
Nicholle Riley (Kroc Center)
Adrian Barron (La Villita)
Kim de Santiago (East Chicago)

Intern:
Justin Johnson (Mayfair)

Commissioning 2017 Afterglow: KB, Social Club Misfits and GAWVI

On Saturday night, June 10th.. THE AFTERGLOW.. is a concert with GAWVI, Social Club Misfits, and KB! The concert will begin at 9:30PM inside the SEARS Centre Arena. Cost will be $10. That’s right, $10! Doors will open for you at 8:45PM and you will pay $10 at the door!

This is a concert held by The Salvation Army at our annual event, Commissioning/Congress.

To hear some of the artists’ music, check out the below Spotify playlists and get ready to get turnt and lit.  RSVP to the FB event here.

Chicago Temple Prayer + Praise Night Podcast

On Friday, January 13, Courtney Rose preached a powerful word on Mary from the book of Luke. If you weren’t fortunate enough to be there to hear it in person, or if you want to give it another listen, you can stream it here, or from the iTunes podcast app! Enjoy!

Gary Prayer + Praise Night Podcast and Photos!

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On Friday, November 4 Lt. AJ Zimmerman talked about the theme Angry God. What is our perception of God? What do we think he sees when he looks at us? Do we think he’s mad at us? Do we think he’s disgusted with us? Or do we know him to be accepting, loving and gracious?

If you want to listen back to Lt. AJ’s talk, or you weren’t able to make it, check out the podcast. Search for the “Metro Youth Network” podcast on iTunes, or listen to it in this post.

Also, you should check out the photos from the night! You can do so in the slideshow below, or by visiting our Flickr page.

2017 Summer Mission Team Apps

The World Missions Department is pleased to share that the applications for Summer Mission Team (SMT) 2017 are now available.

  • SMT is a leadership development program which invites young people into a deeper relationship with the Lord through participation in a seven-week team missions experience.
  • SMT is available to applicants ages 18-28. Applicants must be 18 by June 12, 2017.
  • All applications and endorsements/recommendations will be completed online this year at centralmissions.org/smt2017. A completed application will include:
    • Online application
    • Corps Officer Endorsement
    • DYS Endorsement & DC (or Divisional Representative) Endorsement
    • Recommendation #1 – completed by a Teacher or Employer
    • Recommendation #2 – completed by a Spiritual Mentor
    • Recommendation #3 – completed by an adult non-relative who can comment on the applicant’s character, spiritual life and work ethic.
  • It is the responsibility of each applicant to distribute endorsement/recommendation forms and follow up with the World Missions Department to make sure all application materials have been received by the February 22, 2017 deadline.
  • The SMT announcement will be made by Friday, March 3. Team members will need to report for SMT March orientation at THQ in Hoffman Estates from March 17-19.

Happy applying!

Prayer + Praise Night Hymn Sing Photos

We had a blast at the second annual Prayer + Praise Night Hymn Sing on Friday, September 16 at the Harbor Light Corps! You shared about the goodness of the Lord and the power of music, and we worshiped in community. If you’d like to check out pictures from the night, check out the slideshow below, or head to our Flickr page.