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Youth in Ministry to participate in East Tennessee Christian Convention

by Susan Henderson

MILLIGAN COLLEGE, TN (September 19, 2002) — Youth in Ministry will participate in the teen workshops at the regional East Tennessee Christian Convention held at Boones Creek Christian Church this Sunday, October 6, at 5:30 p.m. Youth in Ministry (YiM) is a new program that helps teens determine their vocational calling in life.

The convention will feature YiM’s workshop, “Deepening Your Relationship with God,” beginning at 5:30 p.m., along with six other teen sessions. The special guest speaker for the evening is Jay Akin, campus minister of West Georgia University. He will speak on the topic for the teen program: “I Have Decided.”

“Youth in Ministry is pleased to be a part of the East Tennessee Christian Convention. Our presentation will challenge students to abandon a two-dimensional life and live three- dimensionally with God at the center,” says Phyllis Fox, director of Youth in Ministry. “We will encourage students to consider various disciplines from a Christian perspective as a way to live more fully for Jesus Christ.”

The annual East Tennessee Christian Convention has met continuously since 1829, making it the longest running conference of Christian churches/churches of Christ in the Stone-Campbell movement.

“The East Tennessee Christian Convention has met to give encouragement and edification to, as well as serve as a rallying point for, the Christian churches/churches of Christ of East Tennessee, Western North Carolina, and Southwest Virginia,” says Jeff McNabb, coordinator of the convention.

Area youth and youth group sponsors are encouraged to attend the East Tennessee Christian Convention, which is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Youth in Ministry at 423-975-8021 or visit the website at www.youthinministry.org.

Youth in Ministry (YiM) is a program that helps teens discover their vocational calling in life, considering Christian ministry in all its forms among their options. The program offers youth summits, workshops, and weeklong summer conferences that range from quick overviews to in-depth explorations for high school students to personalize a vision for their lives and see how they can make a difference in this world. The program is a partnership of Emmanuel School of Religion, a graduate seminary, and Milligan College, a Christian liberal arts college, both located near Johnson City, Tennessee. YiM funding is provided by the Lilly Endowment of Indiana. For more information, visit www.youthinministry.org or call 423.975.8021.

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MILLIGAN UNIVERSITY is a Christian liberal arts university in Northeast Tennessee whose vision is to change lives and shape culture through a commitment to servant leadership. The university offers more than 100 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in a variety of fields, along with graduate and adult degree completion programs.  To learn more about Milligan University, visit www.milligan.edu or call 800-262-8337.

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