Detroit youth on global delegation

A young woman from the Saginaw Bay District, Izzy Nowak, is headed for South Africa.

Senior Editor-Writer, Michigan Area

The Global Young People’s Convocation (GYPC) brings United Methodist young people together from around the world. GYPC is held once every four years to celebrate the mission and vitality of young people in The United Methodist Church.

The fourth such event is scheduled for July 18-22, 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Isabella (Izzy) Nowak, a young woman active at Pinconning United Methodist Church, is a member of the North Central Jurisdiction’s delegation.

Izzy serves on the Saginaw Bay District Youth Committee and has participated in the THRIVE Leadership Academy sponsored by The Michigan Area.

In her statement on the NCJ Young People’s website, Izzy says: “I am 16 years old. I have been attending United Methodist churches since I was eight-years-old. I attend Pinconning United Methodist Church and Pinconning High School where I am a sophomore. I would love to explore my journey with God even farther! I am extremely passionate about Global ministries as a whole and have attended several Detroit Annual Conferences and District conferences. I hope to attend General Conference in the future and learn more about church politics on a global scale. I would love to be able to take my new learned discoveries of God home to share them with my community.”

Persons are invited to support the NCJ delegates with each contribution of $15 taking them “100 miles closer to JoBurg.” Click here to help.

The Convocation is an opportunity to raise the joys and concerns of young people from all around the globe as it develops young leaders for effective ministry.

The GYPC has a Legislative Forum serving as the venue for proposing and discussing legislation related to issues of concern to young people. Legislation adopted by the forum may be referred to the Division on Ministries with Young People (DMYP) or be sent directly to the 2020 General Conference.

Young People’s Ministries is a division of the denomination’s Discipleship Ministries.

Izzy Nowak’s participation is a significant opportunity for the voice of Michigan youth to be heard.

Learn more about Izzy in this YouTube video.







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