NACC: Restored–A Convention for Teens


Teens attending the 2006 North American Christian Convention in Louisville will be “Restored” as they worship and participate in an action-filled week, cosponsored by the NACC and Youth in Ministry.



Important Message
Being restored, of course, comes only after a person is broken and then reunited with God. It is about understanding God’s extravagant love for us, our love for God, and how he loves others through us. It is this important message that the teens will focus on in their three-day conference, to be held at the Galt House June 27-29.


Who better to share these messages than nationally-known and gifted speakers such as Dr. Jim Burns, Dean Trune, and Jeff Walling. Burns is a three-time Gold Medallion Award winning author of books for youth, youth workers, and parents. As president of HomeWord (formerly YouthBuilders), he writes a regular column in Campus Life magazine, Family Life Journal, and is host of HomeWord’s 30-minute daily radio broadcasts, heard by nearly 2 million people each weekday.


Dean Trune is a nationally known campus minister and executive director of Impact Ministries, a nondenominational Christian campus ministry that seeks to impact university campuses and the world for Jesus Christ through prayer and God’s Word. He served as campus minister at Michigan State University for 11 years until 1995 when he shifted his ministry efforts toward planting campus ministries throughout the U.S. and the world.


Jeff Walling has spent the last 20 years speaking at youth rallies, Christian universities, and conferences worldwide. His experience as a former high school teacher, youth minister, husband, and father give his writings and lectures breadth and depth of uncommon character. He has written such books as Daring to Dance with God, Hugs for Grads, and Until I Return. Formerly the pulpit minister at the Mission Viejo Church of Christ in Laguna Niguel, California, Walling and his family have served at the Providence Road Church of Christ in Charlotte, North Carolina, since 1997.



Dynamic Sessions
In addition to these dynamic messages, evening sessions will include the Praise band, the Bean & Bailey comedy duo, drama by One Time Blind, and teen competition performers.


The teen program also will feature two exciting morning sessions. On Wednesday, John Thomas Oaks will present “Sunny,” a touching version of Jesus’ prodigal son parable, written by his father, preacher and storyteller Tommy Oaks. On Thursday morning, a theater group from Knoxville, Tennessee, will present “A Fairy Tale,” a one-act play about the love of God and the world of the Old Testament prophets.


Teens may choose from eight different workshops each day. Choices will include sessions by Youth in Ministry designed to help students understand God’s call to a life of servant-leadership and how to look at one’s vocational choice as an opportunity to minister.


Other sessions will be led by Jeff Shicks from The Bridge at First Christian Church in Fort Myers, Florida; True Lies Youth Talks; and several sessions on individual spiritual disciplines by area youth ministers.


Parents and youth leaders will also be blessed through two bonus sessions presented by Shicks and Burns. Shicks will talk with adults about the cultural pressures facing teens and Burns will conduct an adult workshop on “Understanding Your Teenager.”


“Hanging out” is still a favorite pastime for teens, and there will be ample time for that at the Teen Convention. The Hub is the central gathering place during the Teen Convention, featuring inflatable games, a coffeehouse with teen bands, and other fun activities throughout the three-day conference.


The Hub will also feature some of the top performers from the teen competitions, including drama, vocal solo, worship bands, video, and public speaking.


Youth ministers have been working hard to plan the Teen Convention, among them: Ron Bull of West Towne Christian Church, Knoxville; Luke Emmert of Jefferson City (Tennessee) Christian Church; Kit Dotson, Crossroads Christian Church, Gray, Tennessee; and Steve Poston, Fern Creek Christian Church, Louisville, Kentucky.


Details and registration information for the teen competition and the Teen Convention are available at www.youthinministry.org.







Phyllis Fox is director of Youth in Ministry, a partnership of Milligan College and Emmanuel School of Religion that offers ministry resources to help teens determine their vocational calling and prepare for lives of servant-leadership.

You Might Also Like

An 1800s Preacher Shares His Story

An 1800s Preacher Shares His Story

The Sweetest Love of All

The Sweetest Love of All

Help Wanted

Help Wanted

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Small Churches: Responding to Some Stereotypes

Small Churches: Responding to Some Stereotypes

The True Test of Faith

The True Test of Faith

When He Appears . . .

When He Appears . . .

Blood and Victory

Blood and Victory

The Influential Isaac Errett

The Influential Isaac Errett

Better Promises

Better Promises

Disciples See Deep Drop in Attendance

Disciples See Deep Drop in Attendance

The Meaning of Our Labor

The Meaning of Our Labor

Returning to Palestine

Returning to Palestine

First Memories

First Memories

Who Will Fill Their Shoes?

Who Will Fill Their Shoes?

Faith of the 21

Faith of the 21

On-Time Delivery

On-Time Delivery

Help the Fish

Help the Fish

A Moment

A Moment

Godliness

Godliness

A July 4th Message from 1960

A July 4th Message from 1960

Taking on the Tobacco Habit

Taking on the Tobacco Habit

KCU Recruiting Bass Fishers

KCU Recruiting Bass Fishers

THE BOLD MOVEMENT

THE BOLD MOVEMENT

Rusaw Takes on New Challenge

Rusaw Takes on New Challenge

Changing the Scorecards

Changing the Scorecards

What Are You Doing Now?

What Are You Doing Now?

Multisite Comes of Age

Multisite Comes of Age

Off on a Side Track

Off on a Side Track

Church Letters of the 1800s

Church Letters of the 1800s

‘Your Debt Is Forgiven’

‘Your Debt Is Forgiven’

God’s Love for a Lost World

God’s Love for a Lost World

Left Behind

Left Behind

Wrestling with Scripture

Wrestling with Scripture

Elder Killed in Canadian Church Shooting

Elder Killed in Canadian Church Shooting

Let the Church Be the Church

Let the Church Be the Church

The New Birth

The New Birth

Restorer of Gospel Evangelism

Restorer of Gospel Evangelism

News Briefs for Feb. 27, 2019

News Briefs for Feb. 27, 2019

Let’s Help the Disabled

Let’s Help the Disabled

A ‘Day of Pentecost Every Sunday’

A ‘Day of Pentecost Every Sunday’

Good Strategies for a New Year

Good Strategies for a New Year

Meditating on Joy

Meditating on Joy

‘Glory to God’ Must Come First

‘Glory to God’ Must Come First

God Touched Man

God Touched Man

Our Plea Restated

Our Plea Restated

A Thanksgiving Editorial from 1881

A Thanksgiving Editorial from 1881

The ICOM 2018 Recap

The ICOM 2018 Recap

Acclaimed Church Building Copes with Aging

Acclaimed Church Building Copes with Aging

First Christian: A ‘Modern’ Masterwork

First Christian: A ‘Modern’ Masterwork

1964: When the NMC Traveled to NYC

1964: When the NMC Traveled to NYC

Elders Cast Vision

Elders Cast Vision

Elders Chart the Path Forward

Elders Chart the Path Forward

Leadership Insights from the Trail

Leadership Insights from the Trail

God’s Grace to Make Decisions

God’s Grace to Make Decisions

Big Preaching

Big Preaching

Decisions, Decisions

Decisions, Decisions

Richard Baxter: Timeless Advice

Richard Baxter: Timeless Advice

Why Build Grundy Academy?

Why Build Grundy Academy?

Change

Change

Stone Announces Retirement from Southeast

Stone Announces Retirement from Southeast

Carolina Churches Cope with Hurricane

Carolina Churches Cope with Hurricane

Legacy

Legacy

A California Hindu Discovers Christ Online

A California Hindu Discovers Christ Online

Do the Right Thing

Do the Right Thing

Differences

Differences

Publishing Committee Insights

Publishing Committee Insights

Faith vs. Sight

Faith vs. Sight

From Unanimous . . . to Unity

From Unanimous . . . to Unity

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe for Free!

Subscribe to gain free access to all of our digital content,
including our new digital magazine,
and we'll let you know when new digital issues are ready to view!