All delegates will attend three tracks during conference. Two of these tracks are mandatory and the third is up to your liking!
Read through your track options below, pray and pick the one that you feel will leave the most impact on your life. You will select which track you prefer during the online registration process.
Track Option 1 - Christian Apologetics
Growing up in a Christian family - going to church on Sunday, youth group every Friday night, being constantly surrounded by peers who have the same faith background - we have so much around us that helps us stick to our beliefs. As we grow older and leave home, we have to recall what we were taught in the past and continually seek out ways in which we can grow in our own walks. At times, we may find ourselves in situations where we have to defend our faith. This track on Christian Apologetics will help you understand how to properly discuss your faith using theological doctrines, written justifications, as well as the Bible. By having a firm grasp on this topic, you will be confident in what you believe in and have the proper skills to communicate those ideas to others.
Track Option 2 - Social Justice: Refugees and Mission of God
The topic of social justice is crucial for us as Christians to learn about today. As we see more division and discord within our society, we believe it’s important to address that the world of injustice is not one God intended. As youth we live in this discord without realizing it is against what Jesus has taught us, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself”. In other words – our self-seeking must become the measure by which we choose to give to others also. Most importantly, as you seek to pursue God, you must also wish that on your neighbor. Because as scripture says, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and foremost commandment” - meaning your love for God ultimately drives you to love others. With that being said, we would like to primarily focus on the immigration/refugee crisis in the realm of social injustice. This area will be one where we as a community built on Indian immigrants will relate to the most. Therefore, by acknowledging what is really happening we will gain a better understanding of what it means to “Love thy neighbor”, and most importantly “"Love God will all our heart, soul, and mind".
Brokenness - Mandatory Track
Under the umbrella of Brokenness, we will be discussing three topics: mental abuse, sexual abuse and pride.
Both mental and sexual abuse are serious topics that warrent serious and thoughtful discussions. Within this track, we will shed a light on brokenness using a Biblical approach to showcase that in our brokenness God is our ultimate healer. Individuals may struggle with feelings of worthlessness, loneliness, and deep-rooted hurt and guilt. By openly discussing this topic, our community will become more aware of the issues at hand and be willing to have conversations about it. In terms of pride, this is also something that many struggle with. We, as humans, are very prideful, and our pride has made us broken. We are unable to humble ourselves to God and therefore become dissatisfied with finding worth in things and people of this world. We hope that through this track, the participants will be strengthened as they face the many challenges and setbacks of their life - having a confident assurance that God will carry them through.
God's Plan - Mandatory Track
God’s plan is a topic that many youth struggle with on a daily basis. It’s easy for us to get caught up in the plans that we have for ourselves and not see the amazing plan that God has set before us. Whether it’s getting into that specific school, getting a particular job, marrying that someone, or having this many children - we try to control these different aspects of our lives, but find that it usually doesn’t work out how we want it to. We fail to realize that at the end of the day it’s God’s perfect plan that will work out, and not our messy attempt at one.