june, 2021

20jun(jun 20)5:00 pm27(jun 27)8:00 pm2021 NAPF/HOPE Youth ConferenceMiles Apart, Connected by Faith

Event Details

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Given the unfortunate circumstances we are still dealing with, we, the NAPF-HOPE Planning Team decided to make the best of it and for the first time, NAPF/HOPE for 2021 will be virtual!  The conference will take place June 20th thru June 27th and registration is now open.


Each church group will receive a kit a few weeks before the conference which will include t-shirts and other materials. Each group will then plan their own week, with access to four pre-recorded messages by individuals that have spoken recently at NAPF/HOPE, and doing a local mission project. Finally, on Sunday, June 27th in the afternoon/evening, we will do a LIVE virtual gathering with fellowship, worship, mission project sharing, & communion. “See” you all this summer!

NAPF (National Association of Pilgrim Fellowship)

NAPF is for youth who are entering 9th through 12th grade. NAPF allows teens to meet and bond with other Christians from throughout the country and to share their faith in a fun-filled atmosphere. Small groups are led by dedicated adult counselors, many of whom volunteer and use vacation time to attend. In conjunction with tremendous worship music, worship times may be led by members of the Commission on Youth Ministries or other adult leaders. Local church youth groups are also asked to prepare and lead morning and evening devotionals. Opportunities to express faith through acts of service are always a highlight of the conference. Any time a group of young people is gathered, there is always plenty of fun!

HOPE (Heritage of Pilgrim Endeavor)

HOPE offers young adults post high school through age 26 a great opportunity to further grow in faith with peers in an environment similar to NAPF. While still including worship, speakers, small group time, and mission work, HOPE promotes closer connection with peers and deeper discussion about faith through peer-led small groups. The experiences and perspectives that each person brings to their small group are valued and can enrich discussions about faith in remarkable ways. In addition, HOPE provides more opportunities for leadership involvement through prayer team, small group leader, or CYM (Commission on Youth Ministries) representative positions. HOPE creates a genuine, meaningful, and fun atmosphere to grow in faith while creating new friendships!

Youth Fund for NAPF and HOPE Scholarships. 
Scholarships are available to provide assistance in reducing the cost of the registration to either NACCC annual youth conference (NAPF or HOPE). These include one (1) full scholarship and as many part scholarships as deemed appropriate from available funds in a given year.  Be sure, also, to check with your state or regional association for scholarships that might be available for NAPF and HOPE scholarships as well as for Mission trips.

Levi Matthew Putnam Memorial Day Scholarship.
A special scholarship in conjunction with the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches NAPF/HOPE Task Team and the Memorial Day Friends group is being set up to provide full-payment of one (1) registration to the NACCC annual youth conference NAPF or HOPE. The Memorial Day Friends group is comprised of several past members of NAPF and HOPE. This scholarship is named in memory of Levi Matthew Putnam, infant son of members of this group who passed away in 2013.

Lynn Merkel & Joanne Simpson NAPF-HOPE Scholarship.
At the 2018 Annual Meeting & Conference, the Growth Ministry Council established the Lynn Merkel and Joanne Simpson Scholarship for individuals to attend the NAPF-HOPE Annual Meeting. This scholarship is named to honor the tireless work and the many years of leadership that these two individuals gave to the youth ministry of the NACCC. The application process will use the same application as all other scholarships for the Annual Meeting.

Scholarships provide assistance to anyone wishing to attend NAPF or HOPE who has financial need and has shown outstanding development in any or all of the following areas:

·       Christian character
·       Participation in local church youth programs
·       Community service

Scholarship applications are available to all who are affiliated with a church that maintains membership in the National Association of Congregational Christian Churches.

You Can Help
Many youth around the country spend time raising funds to offset the cost of attending NAPF and HOPE, but not all youth can afford to attend.  You can make a contribution to the youth assistance fund through the NACCC.  You will have the satisfaction of helping to bring our youth closer to Christ through this exciting gathering of Congregational Christian youth.  Contributions may be made on line by clicking the DONATE NOW  button.  They may also be made by check, payable to NACCC and mailed to:

NACCC – Youth Fund
P.O. Box 288
Oak Creek, WI  53154


20 (Sunday) 5:00 pm - 27 (Sunday) 8:00 pm




National Association of Congregational Christian Churches ​800-262-1620 8473 S. Howell Avenue, PO Box 288, Oak Creek, WI 53154

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