Southeastern Synod Youth and Young Adult Ministry
Cancelled - AFFIRM 2020 - "CHOSEN."
Sunday, June 14, 2020 to Friday, June 19, 2020

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The Reverend Michael Jannett


Affirm is a Summer Youth Event of the ELCA Southeastern Synod held at the University of West Alabama in Livingston, Alabama.  Affirm nurtures faith, equips youth leaders for today and tomorrow, and trains youth in discipleship skills.  Affirm is for youth who have completed grades 6-12 and the Young Adult and Youth Ministry Institute (YAYMI) is held simultaneously with AFFIRM For college freshman and sophomores interested in exploring a call to youth ministry.  Affirm is based on 10 different age appropriate leadership and discipleship units.  Each of these units are staffed by small group leaders and a pair of unit directors.  Youth will spend about 6 hours each day in experiential learning with games, skits, and discussion. 

DATES:  Sunday June 14- Friday, June 19, 2020  (Staff arrive on Friday, June 12.)

WHERE:  University of West Alabama (

  • Staff Applications available November 15, 2019 - January 15, 2020
  • Youth and Young Adult Participant registration available in February 2020