Leaders who come to Easter Madness help to facilitate conversations between their small groups (that will be designated to them) at bible studies, accompany and encourage attendees during the day helping them freely explore what it means to be a follower of Christ through fun, engaging activities.
For Easter Madness to be an awesome experience for the campers we will need your help in the running of and supervision of the activities provided.
There will be a training session for leaders, to familiarise everyone with the program, share any important information and to put their names down to activities they can help with.
Easter Madness is a great opportunity for youth leaders to network, make connections and talk through matters they may be currently experiencing in their congregatinos.
Leaders Training Video
Please go to this link to watch the training video. We will hold a zoom session to meet the other leaders who will be attending and to answer any questions that you have after watching the training video or about the program and expectations.
Please remember all adult leaders attending Easter Madness 2021 will need to have a valid Blue Card, have completed Safe Ministry with Children Module 1 and read through and signed this Leaders Code of Conduct.
Unpacking EM Theme
Overarching thought for EM theme: “Our faith in the risen Christ is bount to affect the way we live and all the stages of our life.”
In this theme of “The Stage” we will encounter and unpack 3 experiences of stages of faith.
1. Revealed faith: The stage of unblief -> encounter -> belief
In this stage we will look at the conversion story of Saul to Paul. To think about it from the perspective of a high school student would be the revelation of ones own gifts. Where a teacher/friend/family member can see an amazing gift that they are unable to fully see or feel confident to share. The teacher/friend/family member will encourage that person to share that gift where they will see it and become more confident in using it.
2. Uncertain faith: The stage of unbelief -> encounter -> belief
We will look at the story of Thomas. There are many examples not just for high school students, where doubt is a very real thing. We don’t need to look to far in our own stories of doubt in our faith, our call, ourselves etc.
3. Empowered faith: The stage of belief -> encouragement -> lived faith
In this final stage for EM21 we will look at the Acts 2 community. This is all about encouragement, being inspired by Jesus’ words and actions that we hear together as a community during worship, fellowship and communion. As we get hyped, inspired and encouraged then we go from there out into our own worlds/lives and live out our faith and encourage and inspire others to see Jesus’ love.
You can delve even more deeper and familiarise yourself with the theme by clicking the the theme button. This theme was developed by Rev Beth Nicholls, who is a veteran youthworker and Rev in the Uniting Church. She continues to be passionate about what camps have the power to do and has been with Easter Madness since its conception. Rev Beth continues her passion for children’s, families and youth in the South Moreton Presbytery of the Queensland Synod.