The SMACK Forum is a gathering of high school and college students for leadership training, spiritual development, fellowship and networking. It is envisioned to be a biennial event in between the convening of the National Youth Conference of the UMYFP.
SMACK Forum provides an opportunity for the students to learn skills, exposed to new ideas, voice their concerns and develop specific plans for enhancing and establishing campus ministries.
Theme: “Campus Ministry: Spiritual Formation, Relevant Scholarship, Strong Church”
Venue: Wesleyan University Philippines, Cabanatuan City
Date: May 20-23, 2009, Wednesday to Saturday
Who may participate in the SMACK Forum?
SMACK Forum is open to any United Methodist youth who are in the high school (given priority to Junior and Senior) and college levels. Delegates should be actively involved in campus ministry or has the leadership potential to start a ministry. Local churches, districts, annual conferences and campus ministries are encouraged to sponsor and send participants. Campus ministers (or potential campus ministers) are also encouraged to attend and coordinate the delegations.
A total of 200 participants are expected.