College Students Gather: Registration opens for Imagine What’s NEXT 2014


What would happen if 600 Methodist college students gathered to listen to God’s call on their lives and to discern where God beckons them? What if vocation meant the creative arts, mission and service, theological education, and radical hospitality? What if you partnered with others to make a difference in the world now?

Imagine What’s NEXT is designed by and for students to facilitate this fertile ground for imaginative work, focused specifically on the spaces where church/world and present/future meet. Scheduled for Nov. 7-9, 2014, in Denver, Colo., the event is organized by a launch team of college students, campus ministers, and other creative disciples from across the United Methodist connection, and is sponsored by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s Division of Higher Education. All United Methodist college students, campus ministers, and chaplains are encouraged to participate in NEXT for a weekend of fellowship, worship, and inspiration.

Through a series of short talks, speakers and leaders will discuss innovative discipleship and will challenge students to consider their own next steps in their communities and future vocations. Students and leaders also will engage in dynamic worship, imaginative play, and small group discussions.

The event this year includes a service plunge and worship concert in downtown Denver on Saturday night. Following NEXT, a new six-week Bible study curriculum will be released to help participants and others capitalize on the event’s momentum and identify ways to make a difference on their campuses and communities. General registration for NEXT closes on October 10, 2014. To sign up, visit the registration site. For more information or help completing your application, visit the NEXT 2014 website.