2013 NAPF and HOPE Event
What are NAPF and HOPE?
By supporting and promoting the NAPF and HOPE conferences, NACCC churches can send their teens and young adults to an annual event which provides opportunity for spiritual growth through worship, fellowship, service, and leadership development.
NAPF (National Association of Pilgrim Fellowship) is for youth who have completed 8th through 12th grade. NAPF allows teens to meet and bond with other Christians from throughout the country and to share their faith in a fun-filled atmosphere. Small groups are led by dedicated adult counselors, many of whom volunteer and use vacation time to attend. In conjunction with tremendous worship music, worship times may be led by members of the Commission on Youth Ministries or other adult leaders as well as by local church youth groups who are asked ahead of time to prepare and lead morning and evening devotionals. Opportunities to express faith through acts of service are always a highlight of the conference. And any time a group of young people is gathered, there is always plenty of fun!
HOPE (Heritage of Pilgrim Endeavor) offers young adults post high school through age 26 a great opportunity to further grow in faith with peers in an environment similar to NAPF. While still including worship, speakers, small group time, and mission work--HOPE promotes closer connection with peers and deeper discussion about faith through peer-led small groups. The experiences and perspectives that each person brings to their small group are valued and can enrich discussions about faith in remarkable ways. In addition, HOPE provides more opportunities for leadership involvement through prayer team, small group leader, or CYM representative positions. HOPE creates a genuine, meaningful, and fun atmosphere to grow in faith while creating new friendships!
In June of 2010, over 150 of our youth, young adults and leaders participated in “The Alaskan Adventure” in Anchorage, Alaska.
In June of 2011 the conference presented an exciting opportunity for worship, mission work, prayer, and fellowship in and around Phoenix, Arizona, including a Diamondbacks game.
Scholarships for the youth conferences are available.
A group of former NAPF and HOPE participants generously provide a full scholarship to NAPF/HOPE as the “Memorial Day Friends” scholarship.
The Commission on Youth Ministries provides one full scholarship as well as several partial scholarships as needed.
Use this link to see additional information on how to apply for a scholarship.