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WCBC Youth Conference

January 27th, 2011


I said it in the letter that I sent to the parents, but I’ll say it again because I know you might be thinking it… When it rains, it pours!

Plans are already in place to ensure that we’re not promoting so many big things at one time next year, but we’re mentioning all these things at once THIS year because we have to get our reservations, make sure we get good seats, or hotel, or dorm accommodations, etc. Once again, it may seem crazy, but we’re trying to reason out everything that we’re promoting, and we hope it’s all beneficial to the ones to which we’re promoting it.

Next up… Heartland Road Trip! This college survey trip will be Tue. – Sat., Mar. 15-18.  Another extensive post has already been written about that trip and the possibilities of Bible college, and I hope you read its contents. Basically, the ones attending the Road Trip will be a select few, and it’s not even expected that everyone goes to that.

Then… WCBC Youth Conference. I mentioned to the teens last night that I still look back on this conference as a pivotal time in my life when I was in high school. It’s a great opportunity for some great preaching, good fun, and memorable times.  The great preaching will be done by some men whom our kids have never heard, and one of the goals that I mentioned in a parent meeting a while back was for them  to fall in love with the Bible and with preaching. What better way to accomplish that then to encourage them to attend these conferences and then download the Mp3 later? It’s an exciting environment for preaching, and a fun time to hang out… they’ll even get to go to 6 Flags Magic Mountain! Can’t beat that!

  • WHERE: West Coast Baptist College, Lancaster, CA
  • WHAT: 3 days of great preaching, great activities
  • WHEN: April 6-8. Leaving: 3:15PM (Wed.), Returning: 3PM (Fri.)
  • HOW MUCH: $120 (Covers hotel and all conference costs. Includes meals.)
  • SIGNUP: ASAP so we can get reserved seating.

Finally… Summer Camp! Now… I’ve already made a big deal about Summer Camp in another post, but this is the trip we don’t want to miss at all costs. And… it has to be promoted NOW! (Sorry. Everything seems urgent at this time.) I don’t like that everything slammed us all at once, but the March 1 deadline has been set by the camp and registration is due by then.

So those three events are what we’re pushing at this time. It’s all been reasoned out and plans are in place to avoid the congestion next year, but any overlap in events will maybe only affect one or two people. If, as always, you have questions, please let me know! If you have concerns about money, we’ll be doing lots of things to help that. It’s a REALLY exciting time of year as we’re already looking several months down the road.  If 2011 is anything like the last half of 2010 in terms of spiritual growth, I can’t WAIT to see what God does with these teens’ hearts.

Until next time,

RR




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