2012 Youth Celebration will focus on our true identity in Christ


Much like software often needs to be reloaded onto a computer for it to run properly, so, too, does the word of God have to be constantly loaded and reloaded into the lives of believers.

Drawing from 2 Corinthians 3:18, which says, “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit,” Youth Celebration 2011 will help students understand that they were created with a purpose and a plan and that God has a unique and special calling on their lives.

“Throughout the weekend we’ll be talking about our original identity and how the Lord sees us and how He created us,” said Jim Towson, camp director and associate director of Life Span Ministries for Connectional Ministries. “We were originally created in glory and we’re being transformed more into that. We’re basically reloading that back into our brains and our minds.”

At this year’s Youth Celebration, set for December 2 through 4 at Epworth By The Sea on St. Simons Island, students will read, study and explore the Bible to discover how they fit into God's blueprint for life.

Youth Celebration is a conference sponsored youth event that seeks to offer young people an opportunity to connect with Christ and one another in a safe and friendly environment.  This weekend retreat is intended for sixth through twelfth grade students. Adult counselors must accompany each group, and a 1 adult per 6 youth ratio is requested.  Each counselor must be Safe Sanctuaries certified. Participants at Youth Celebration will be sleeping in the cabins at Epworth By The Sea, and will need to bring their own bed linens and towels.

Throughout the weekend, students will learn from:

David Herndon
For more than 12 years David Herndon has ministered to youth in the South Georgia Conference. Combining music, comedy and crowd participation with the truth of God's word, David has a unique way of reaching students and helping them answer God's call on their lives.

Paul Smith
Paul and his band invite everyone into the presence of God by pursuing Him through energetic praises and intimate worship where every word and action is reliant on the Holy Spirit and centered around the Word of God.

Brandon Rushin, “Hey Ya”
Brandon has more than a decade of experience entertaining children and youth. He brings an energetic personality that is contagious. His interactive and fun characters will leave the youth rolling with laughter and give them something to talk about for weeks. 

“We hope that students will leave here … understanding that the Lord created them to do something great. We want them to leave with a confidence that they were created for something great and that they are awesome the way they are and they don’t have to be somebody else,” Towson said.

For more information, click here or contact Diane Giles at 888-266-7642. Registration closes on November 23.

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