Youth Conference Report

07/10/2010 08:00

Youth Conference Report

Dear Fellow Co-Laborers,

This year marked the first year that we hosted the Philadelphia Area Youth Conference at Lighthouse Independent Baptist Church on Thursday, July 8, 2010 and Friday, July 9, 2010. Our theme for this year was "Create In Me A Clean Heart" from Psalms 51:10 and I believe that both our speakers knocked it out of the park on this theme!

I am pleased to report to God's amazing glory alone, we saw tremendous results! While, it was not as big as some Youth Conferences, I firmly believe that God met with us in a special way during our time together and and for that we are rejoicing in the results, not just in the numbers but also in the personal results, decisions, and rededication of the teenagers in attendance!

Our speakers were, Brother Dennis Higgins Jr. of Harbor Baptist Church in Moorestown, NJ and Brother Chris Teis of Maranatha Baptist Church here in the city. Both men preached wonderful convicting God honoring messages that we prayed touched the lives of all those in attendance! Those messages are now available on our website (http://libcphiladelphia.com/).

Our third scheduled speaker, Brother Fred Cruz of Kingsway Baptist Church in Mickleton, NJ had to unfortunately back out due to unspoken prayer needs. However, he still sent a great group that provided wonderful special music both nights! All the groups in attendance were a blessing and an honor to have!

We had three churches bring their Youth Groups including our Youth Group at Lighthouse. A fourth church was represented in the form of Brother Guy Beaumont, pastor of Harvest Baptist Church in Allentown, PA! Attendance for both nights ranged from 60-70 teenagers and adults!

Each night following the service, we had a great time of fellowship around some very delicious food that was provided by our local Chick-fil-A here in the city and prepared and served by our wonderful workers at Lighthouse!

I'd like to thank everyone that took part in making this first ever Philadelphia Area Youth Conference a tremendous success! From your prayers, labor, and travel to the church, we could not have done it without you! You all came through big time! We are already looking forward to next year as plans and preparations will get underway in exactly one month!

I trust that each of you will, when details are announced, you will make every effort to come and be a part of our Second Annual Philadelphia Area Youth Conference! We'll soon have a Twitter account as well as our Facebook page where all the details will be announced in conjunction with mailings and e-mail updates! You can also sign up for e-mail updates via our website!

Looking forward to great things for the teenagers of the Philadelphia area and beyond!

Yours for Teens,

Brother Robert Nacci
Youth Director
Lighthouse Baptist Church
1 Cor. 15:57-58