This weekend is about discovering God’s love and sharing in the friendship and forgiveness of Christ, who loves us for who we are and calls us to do the same for one another. As Christ’s church, we can discover the joy of living in God’s love as a body of believers and welcome those outside the church to discover God’s profound love.
This weekend is about encountering the life-giving love of God found in the scriptures and the invitation to live in God’s image. Through scripture, we discover our connection to Jesus and our call to love God and love others.
Rev. Dale Cohen
North Alabama Conference of the United Methodist Church
'Discovery Weekend is a breath of fresh air for the youth ministry in local churches. I was impressed with the way it invited both spiritual maturity and comitted leadership from our older youth as they served. Of course, the younger youth received so much as well.'
Age 12, Discovery Weekend Attendee
'Discovery Weekend helped me get to know students in other grades, and it encouraged us to share diverse thoughts in our groups.'
Director of Youth Ministry, Destin United Methodist Church
'Discovery Weekend is a curriculum that was formed for middle school students, is led by high school students, and is supported by adults. It is a wonderful mosaic of the body of Christ through a retreat experience at home.'
Age 13, Discovery Weekend Attendee
'Discovery Weekend changed me. I now have a better and stronger relationship with God because of it. Also, it has changed our church because people from all grades got closer together.'
Associate Pastor Cookeville First United Methodist Church