youth ministry in mission west

Welcome to the youth ministry section of the Mission West web site.  Below you will find a  photo gallery of previous events, information on current and upcoming events as well as a link to register for retreats, rally's, and camp. You can find helpful resources for children and youth in the resource section of the website.

  • Youth Registrations







*Nov 10-12, 2017 MW Fall Rally at LBCR

$115.00 per person, Registration deadline Nov 1.

Click on registration link below:




* Nov 17-19, 2017 MW Fall Rally at Ceta Canyon

$55.00 per person, Registration deadline Nov. 1.

Click on registration link below:


SAVE 2018 DATES:
Feb 23-25 Mission West Midwinter(JYF, Chi Rho, and CYF)
at LBCR  and Ceta
March 11-15 Reach Beyond Mission to Houston
June 8-10 Grand Beginnings at LBCR
June 11-16 MW Chi Rho/CYF Conference at LBCR
June 24-28 MW JYF Camp at Black River Conf.
June 25-29 DSM Lexington, KY
July 23-28 CYLS at LBCR









Important: Health forms MUST be complete before the camper arrives at camp. This is for the safety of the camper and expedites medical treatment in the case of an emergency. 

Payment: Mission West will invoice your congregation for all of the participants who successfully registered by the deadline. Invoices will be sent to congregations before the event and after the event has concluded. Please include a copy of your invoice with your check. 
Please make checks payable to Mission West.



  • Camp Information

    Download the cover letter

    Download the blank flyer to fill in with your congregations deadlines and costs.

  • Each person volunteering as a sponsor or steward must have 3 reference forms on file in the office.  One of those references must be a pastor/youth pastor/ youth worker/elder from your congregation.  References must not be related to the applicant in any way.


    Download the reference form and email to missionwest@ccsw.org when completed. 

  • Background check are required annually by the state of Texas.  


    You will be notified if your background check has expired or we need one for you and a link will be emailed to you to complete  


    If your congregation has run a background check on you in the past year and it is clear, we may use that instead of running another one.  Please have your office administrator contact TJ or Heather about the "all clear" page so we  and the campgrounds may have it on file.



  • Flyer for Chi Rho and CYF Camp

    Download the jpg flyer to give to campers who just completed the 6th to 12th Grades



    Not available at this time


  • Flyer for JYF at LBCR

    Download the jpg flyer to give to campers attending  JYF camp at Lake Brownwood Christian Retreat Center who have completed the 3rd to 5th grade.


    Not available at this time


  • Just Say Know / 8ers




  • CYLS (Christian Youth Leadership Seminar)


    Jul 23-28, 2018





scholarships

Various scholarships are available for students and churches who may need financial assistance to attend camps.  Please fill out the form and provide as much information as possible.  The Associate Area Minister, Director of the event, your pastor, and scholarship entity will review your application and contact you.  Please apply for scholarships as soon as possible.


Scholarship request form

area officers for the mission west ministry youth council (myc)

Applications are currently closed for Area Officers (AO's) for the Mission West Ministry Youth Council for the 2017 - 2018 camping season.  Applicants must be a sophmore, junior or senior starting in the fall of 2017 and have attended a Central Area or Hi Plains & Tres Rio CYF Conference Summer Camp in its entirety prior to his/her election OR attend the 2017 Mission West Summer camp.  




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mission west youth meetings

Mission West Youth Meetings are open to everyone who wants to attend to foster transparency and open lines of communication. It is required of each camp director, area youth council moderators, and outdoor committee chairs. Below you will find the history of how we are coming together as Mission West.


Download the updated 2016 version of Mission West Best Practices for Outdoor Ministry. 2015 Best Practices for Outdoor & Youth Ministries for MW is stored here for transparency purposes.  These policies are reviewed annually at the January meeting of the Outdoor Ministry leaders of Mission West.  


We hope you will join us in these discussions, evaluations, and dreaming of how God is calling us to outdoor and youth ministries in Mission West. Register Here!




Previous Meetings and Notes


January 22-23, 2016 from 9 pm on Friday Night to Saturday late afternoon at Ceta Canyon in Ceta Lodge to evaluate the last retreat/rally and continue to plan for 2016 for Mission West as well as Tres Rios, Hi Plains, and Central Areas events and discuss details about camping ministry. 

September 11-12, 2015 from 9 pm CST on Friday Night to Saturday late afternoon at Ceta Canyon in Ceta Lodge to evaluate 2014-2015 camps and rallies and plan for 2015-2016 for the Tres Rios, Hi Plains, and Central Areas. Download the Meeting Agenda. Download the Report given to Mission West Common Mission Board on 8/20/2015. Download the Meeting Notes


January 10, 2015 from 10:30 am to 2pm at FCC Lubbock 2323 Broadway, Lubbock, TX 79401. The new Directors Manual was reviewed and house keeping for the 2015 camping season will took place. MW Youth Meeting Notes 01102015


August 23, 2015 from 10 am to 2pm Westmont Christian Church, 4808 Utica Avenue, Lubbock, Tx 79414. Decision making and calendar setting for Area & Mission West camps for Fall 2014 and 2015. Area Committee’s and Sub Committee’s should meet before this date to have recommendations to bring to the Mission West Youth committee. MW Youth Meeting Notes 08232014.


May 10, 2014 from 10 am to 2pm Mission West Office, 2717 Stanley, Ste. A, Amarillo, TX 79109. Presentation of camps from other Region’s and other Denominations for Area Committee’s & Mission West Youth to Consider for 2015 and beyond.


Report from Conversation about the Future of Camping in Mission West Released 10/9/2013

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 leaders from the Hi-Plains, Tres Rios and Central Areas youth and outdoor ministry committees met for relationship building and a discussion of how God is calling us to engage in outdoor ministry for the years to come. We spent time sharing stories of how we came to love camping ministries, what we thought the purpose was in outdoor ministry and made sure our concerns would be addressed in this time together. We also discussed what we can improve upon and what we do well. There were also different types of camp models shared to take back to our areas to discuss what most interests our areas and what we can do better together.... Read more


“Positive Possibilities for Mission West Camps & Retreats” by Don Wilson

“Mission West” is an adventure in ministry shared between the Central, Hi Plains and Tres Rios Areas of the Christian Church in the Southwest. To be more accurate, “Mission West” will be a collaboration of sharing and support among the congregations who minister in these three Areas... Read more





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