*This track requires one mentor for each five students. Each small group will pay $75. Students must be 14-18 years old, show evidence of being a believer, and desire to share the Gospel. Each mentor must be at least 21 years old, must remain with the students throughout the workshop track, and must be able to lead students in discussions and breakout sessions.

The youth track will equip and mobilize your young leaders to engage their world with Gospel truth by training them to internalize the Scriptures and live them out. 

Location: Alumni Auditorium

The Blueprint for salvation (Thursday 10:30am-11:15am)

Presenter: Nick Rivera

Why do we need salvation? What happens if we don’t get saved? How do we obtain salvation? Understanding the answers to these questions is essential for a successful Christian walk. Our youth need to have full assurance that they are saved and that they have a relationship with God. Without this knowledge nothing else matters.

The Blueprint of Jesus (Thursday 11:30am-12:15pm)

Presenter: Destry Wilborn

Jesus is our Savior. Jesus is our King. Jesus is our Lord. Jesus is the center of it all. Jesus is probably one of the most misunderstood person in all of history. However, the Bible is very clear as to who He is and claimed to be. Jesus is our only way back to our Father in heaven.

Q&A / Group Discussion (Thursday 2:15pm-2:45pm)

After receiving so much information it is important to come together and see how to implement what was learned. This will be a time to answer questions and come up with a strategy going forward for getting these basics into the hearts of minds of more young people.

The Blueprint of Worship (Thursday 2:45-3:30pm)

Presenter: Valonda Smith

Everyone worships something or someone whether they want to admit it or not. However, there is only person who is worthy of our worship. He is God. Worship is often misunderstood and improperly applied. Lifestyle at its root is a lifestyle. When we come into relationship with our Creator worship should be the natural outcome.

Apologetic Response (Friday 10:30am-11:15am)

Presenter: Alex McElroy

Sometimes even the best of us struggle with believing in our faith. There is proof that the Bible is historically accurate and verifiable! There is evidence that God is real! Student’s will learn practical apologetic evidence that they can use and apply when their faith is challenged.

The Blueprint of Prayer (Friday 11:30am-12:15pm)

Presenter: Valonda Smith

Any relationship without communication is a bad relationship. Prayer is our communication with God. This is not just where we talk to Him but also where He speaks back to us. A Christian attempting to live for Christ without an active prayer life is destined to have many difficulties and much confusion. Our youth must learn to pray.

Q&A / Group Discussion (Friday 2:15pm-2:45pm)

After receiving so much information it is important to come together and see how to implement what was learned. This will be a time to answer questions and come up with a strategy going forward for getting these basics into the hearts of minds of more young people.

The Blueprint of Discipleship (Friday 2:45pm-3:30pm)

Presenters: Nick Rivera and Alex McElroy

Once you’ve learned whom Jesus is and why we need to know Him it is imperative that you tell someone else. Discipleship is a life on life connection. This connection is a process that will be difficult and frustrating at times. It is also a process that was and is the bedrock of Jesus’ plan for success. We must learn and then teach to other faithful men so that the Kingdom of God continues to advance.