Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity. 1 Timothy 4:11-12
The scripture verse above is from a letter the Apostle Paul writes to his young protégé Timothy, a young pastor. It would have been easy for older Christians to look down on him because of his youth. He had to earn the respect of his elders by setting an example in Spiritual maturity. Regardless of your age, God can use you to make a difference for His Kingdom. A wonderful example of this is C3’s upcoming CrossCurrent Youth Conference.
This is the eleventh year that our Pastors to Students, first Brant Rice, then Derek Mayfield and now Nick Eiden have organized a conference that all of us at Celebration Community Church can be proud of. This year’s conference expects over 200 middle school and high schoolers. The theme of this year’s conference is “Imagine”. We anticipate that this year’s participants will learn that they are all made in the image of God and that through Him all things are possible. Our youth ministry team, like the Apostle Paul says, “sets a good example for us all, “ in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity “. Pray that this year’s youth conference makes an eternal difference in the lives of all who participate.
Your pastor and partner in ministry,