Over 300 youth and supporters are set to converge in Indiana the weekend of Feb. 18-22 for the fifth Youth Evangelism Congress.| file photo
Churches are incentivized to send their senior youth and young adults to explore ways to impact their local congregations with a total of $100,000 in funding, the only opportunity in the world where a union partners with churches to allow youth to do evangelism in their local context. Congress organizers noted that one church is sponsoring 19 delegates, refugees from the Congo and Rwanda.
With the host hotel sold out of rooms, Lake Union Youth Director Ron Whitehead, says he is looking forward to “seeing what God will do next with His Lake Union youth.”
Lake Union youth/young adults ministry enjoys a long history of creative evangelism going back to 1879 when Luther Warren, age 14, and Henry Fenner, age 17, were worried their friends were slipping away from God and established a mission society to bring the gospel to other youth.
Former delegate describes how he was impacted in the video below.
Debbie Michel is the Lake Union Conference Communication director and Lake Union Herald editor