CTCYM News for January

Deadline for Group Registration is almost here!

Mississippi is the destination for our June 15-21, 2014 trip (Senior High only and Combination Senior/Junior High), and East Texas is the destination for our July 13-18, 2014 trip (Junior High only and Combination Senior/Junior High).  If your group will be attending both the June and July trips, please register on two separate forms. You may register your group by clicking the “Group Registration” button on the home page of the CTCYM website: www.ctcym.org. You may pay your Group Registration fee online, or send your payment to the CTCYM office.

Although Group Registration closed on Dec. 31st, we will still accept registrations and payments through Jan. 10, 2014, but an additional $50 per trip late fee must be added to the $100 per trip Group Registration fee. If you have already registered your group, thank you!

Your Group Leader Manual is available on the CTCYM website on the “For Group Leaders” page.  It gives much information about your role in CTCYM, putting together your group, etc.  Please refer to it often in the next 6-7 months! We would like to encourage you to explore all the topics on this page, which contains many links, resources, and forms to assist you in planning a successful CTCYM trip.

On January 10th, 2014, Individual Registration will open. You may access this from the “Individual Registration” button on the home page of the CTCYM website. It is vital you register YOURSELF as soon as possible, so your information is in the database.  Your youth participants’ parent/guardian will register the students online; adult participants may register themselves.

For your convenience Group Leader Training will be held on three separate dates/locations.  This training is for the leader of your group, or, the laiason between CTCYM and your church, usually a Youth Director/Pastor, but it could also be your mission leader, your Senior Pastor, or an active volunteer. If you have not led a group in the last three years, this training is required. Even if you are a long-time veteran of CTCYM, your knowledge and advice on best practices is invaluable as you serve in a mentor capacity for our newer missioners!  Please plan to attend one of the following trainings:

January 11, 2014 Group Leader Training – FUMC Hillsboro
 10:00 a.m. 315 E. Elm St.
Saturday Hillsboro, TX 76645
January 14, 2014 Group Leader Training – FUMC Belton
6:30 p.m. 205 E. 3rrd Ave
Tuesday Belton, TX 76513
January 16, 2014 Group Leader Training – FUMC Bedford
6:30 p.m. 1245 Bedford Rd.
Tuesday Bedford, TX 76021

If you or anyone in your group desires to serve as Adult Leadership in a Living Center (Center Director, Worksite Coordinator, Cook, or Program Director) please contact the CTCYM office as soon as possible. You can read more about Living Center Leadership on the “For Leadership” page of the website.

If you have not already “liked” the CTCYM Facebook Page, please consider doing so, in order to see notifications and announcements as they become available.

Please do not hesitate to contact MaDora Ratliff or Kyland Dobbins if you need assistance, or if you have any questions at all.