One of the important tasks for the staff of CEP during this exciting season of transition is to spend time evaluating our various ministries. This process of evaluation led us to the conclusion that while we are experiencing personnel changes within the YXL program staff and at CEP we have a unique opportunity to recast the vision for the YXL experience at Covenant College. Because of this we have decided that the best course of action is to not have YXL at Covenant during the summer of 2013 but to instead look toward summer 2014 as the realaunch of the program. For those students who would like the YXL experience this summer, there are two options that are worth checking out which you can still do through the CEP website. YXL at Horn Creek Colorado is taking place July 6-13 and YXL Northeast in Ephrata, PA is happening July 7-12. Both are excellent conferences built around the YXL philosophy of developing student leaders.
As we move into this newtime at CEP, our commitment to youth ministry is as strong as it has always been. We plan to grow CEP’s youth department into a premier youth ministry clearinghouse for all your next generation ministry needs. The youth ministry landscape around the PCA is full of opportunities for students, youth leaders and parents. This also includes many other summer conferences and camps for senior and junior high students which we will be letting you know more about in the future. Please continue to regularly check the CEP website as we will be adding everything from youth ministry resource guides to book reviews to blogs worth following. Of course, we are always open to new ideas and we value your suggestions so please do not hesitate to contact me if youdiscover something that would helpCEP be better Kingdom servants as we attempt to fulfill our mission of resourcing and equipping the local church.
Reverend Danny Mitchell
CEP Family and Youth Ministry Consultant