Immerse has been referred to as “one of the best kept secrets of the SCMYP.” It is a spiritual event designed to take students and their leaders deeper in their faith.
Throughout the years, students have gathered at Lake Junaluska in North Carolina, the campus of Spartanburg Methodist College and most recently the grounds of Asbury Hills.
What hasn’t changed through these years is the amazing ways the Holy Spirit shows up and transforms the lives of the youth groups who participate in this experience.
In 2020, the Immerse Design Team had big plans to spread the experience of Immerse to a beach Immerse in the summer and a mountain Immerse in the fall. Then came COVID-19.
Now, Immerse is back. Youth groups are invited to join Nov. 4-6 at Asbury Hills for Immerse 2022.
The theme this year is #Influencer. Young people are constantly surrounded by influences from pop culture, peers and social media trends. Immerse organizers want students to take a deep dive and consider what, and who, truly influences them. During this weekend retreat, all will consider how to live a life influenced by the Word and Spirit and live as an influencer for Christ in our world.
The Rev. Cameron Levi will serve as speaker. Pastor at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Saluda, he began his journey as a pastor at the age of 20 and is excited to join for Immerse 2022. As always, Immerse will include worship, breakout sessions and family groups to unpack the #Influencer theme. Registration is now open at www.scmyp.org/immerse.