HUNDREDS OF YOUTH will gather Aug. 8-9 for a time of worship and learning during the 2014 Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC), which will feature speakers, Christian bands, a comedy team and a training session for student ministry leaders.
The conference, sponsored by the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) evangelism and church health team and made possible through the Cooperative Program, will be held at Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock.
“The Youth Evangelism Conference exists to inspire, encourage and equip students and student ministries to be evangelistic,” said Warren Gasaway, ABSC evangelism and church health team member. “The conference has this distinct purpose so it becomes a great lead-in to the school year when students hit their mission field. We’re hoping this back-to-school event will be a great momentum builder.”
Speakers are Brian Burgess, an international speaker and founder of Tootin’ in Town biker ministry, and Michael Wood, student ministry pastor at First Baptist Church of West Monroe, La. Wood was formerly on the student ministry staff of Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas. The Digital Age will lead worship and Capital Kings will perform in concert. 321 Improv, a comedy ministry, will also be featured.
In addition, a student ministry training session emphasizing teen evangelism strategies will be hosted by Michael Wood from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9. Booth displays with examples of mission opportunities will be set up for youth and leaders to explore.
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