CYYAM Application for the 2013-2015 Biennium
Thank you for your interest in CYYAM! We are excited to read your application and get to know you and your goals for the future of youth and young adult ministries in the United Church of Christ. We do ask that you be aware that your application (and potential subsequent nomination and/or election) to the Council is a commitment to the work of CYYAM, your fellow council members, and the wider church’s youth and young adults. Part of that commitment includes your physical presence on CYYAM. We will meet four times as a Council during the 2013-2015 biennium. The dates of these meetings are listed below (locations TBA):
September 27-29. 2013
February 14-17, 2014
August 1-3, 2014
February 13-16, 2015
The CYYAM attendance policy states that to maintain membership on the Council, you must attend at least three of the four meetings. Absence at any meeting must be approved ahead of time by the CYYAM staff liaison, and will not be excused after the fact (except in the event of an emergency).
While CYYAM is first and foremost a business council, we also value the importance of community-building, immersive experiences, and fun! Your membership on CYYAM will be unlike that of a typical business body. In the 2011-2013 biennium, CYYAM visited the UCC national offices in Cleveland, the Franklinton Center in North Carolina, the Centro Romero in San Ysidro, California, and the Ecumenical Advocacy Days in Washington, DC. Through these experiences, we came closer as a group, had opportunities for deep introspection, and learned more about the UCC’s work in Justice and Witness Ministries. We look forward to every experience and bonding opportunity the next biennium will come, and for sharing them with you!
We wish you luck in your application to CYYAM!