Young Adult ministries is designed to help Adventist young adults:
· Get connected with their church and its mission.
· Build relationships with other young adults from around the Texico Conference.
· Receive practical training in young adult initiatives.
· Create opportunities to serve the local community in Christ’s name.
The Young Adult Department also provides certified training in the Growing Young initiative promoted by the North American Division. Growing Young is a training on the full inclusion of all generations, especially the youth and young adults, into meaningful church ministry and leadership responsibilities.
Young Adult Ministries Director
Pastor Eric Chavez is the Youth, Young Adult and Club Ministries Director for the Texico Conference. Pastor Eric and his wife Shanna are both natives of the Texico Conference as both were born and raised in Amarillo, TX. Eric left Amarillo in 2010 to pursue a Theology Degree at Southern Adventist University. At the time, Eric was an Engineering Technician, but he and his wife heard the voice of the Lord calling them to leave Texas to share the love of Jesus. During his ministry, Pastor Eric has pastored in the Georgia-Cumberland Conference, the Upper Columbia Conference and most recently, he worked for the Wisconsin Conference where he served as the Youth, Young Adult, Club Ministries and Camp Director. Pastor Chavez has a passion for youth ministry, and he enjoys inspiring, encouraging, and mentoring young people. In his free time Eric enjoys snowboarding, skateboarding, and working on anything that has an engine.