Covenant Presbytery Youth Conference
December 5th- 7th, 2014
“Extraordinary Calling: Ordinary Places”
The American evangelical teenager faces a unique quandary that can often breed complacency or restlessness. On the one hand, the broader culture tells them that they are not ready for responsibility, while on the other hand, voices within the evangelical movement challenge them to be ”radical” disciples and “on fire” for Jesus. As a result, many young people believe that they either must wait until adulthood to be used by Christ or they must follow Christ into full-time ministry as a pastor, missionary, or para-church staffer. What gets left in the dust is the simple truth that teenagers are given an extraordinary calling to follow Christ and that this calling is to be worked out in the ordinary, humdrum moments of life. It doesn’t begin when you cross the threshold into adulthood nor does it start only if you head off to the jungles of Africa. Christ calls young Christians to follow him in the hallways of their schools and the living rooms of their homes. He calls them to love and show grace to their siblings when they get on their nerves as well as befriend the new kid whom no one acknowledges . The extraordinary calling of Christ begins now, and far from diminishing the mundane, it actually fills the seemingly insignificant with rich and eternal significance.
Main Speaker: Rev. Mike Winebrenner
Worship Leader: Rich Hawkins
Christ Fellowship Mission Church – Horn Lake, MS
This is a youth retreat open to all 7th‐12th grade students from churches in Covenant Presbytery of the PCA.
We will worship together, hear messages from God’s Word, engage in small group discussions, eat, fellowship, and play
Outdoor activities include: Zip Line, Climbing Walls, Challenge Course, and much more! See victoryranch.org for
Bring Sleeping Bag/Bedding, Pillow, Toiletries, Bath Towels, Bible, Pen, Notebook, Warm Clothing
(Prepare for possible rain), Hiking/Walking Shoes, Flashlight
Registration begins September 5th, forms and payments are due no later than Sunday, November 7th . Make checks payable to your church.