Youth Day at General Conference 2009 began with a great atmosphere of praise and worship as hundreds of Pentecostal youth arrived at the Edward Jones Dome in downtown Saint Louis, Missouri. The venue, which is normally the site of professional sporting events, became a tabernacle of worship unto the Lord as the people of God joined together with their praise, prayers, worship, and posture towards the Lord.
Our general youth president, Reverend Shay Mann, opened the service and welcomed the Apostolic youth to the service and then made special presentations thanking the constituency for their faithful support of Sheaves for Christ and the General Youth Division. His presentation was followed by praise and worship.
The music, singing, and worship were all heartfelt and brought a dynamic into the atmosphere whereby the Word of God could go forth and operate.
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You can’t attend a North American Youth Congress without feeling the palpable energy of Holy Ghost expectations. Thus, from Wednesday afternoon registration to the morning classes and afternoon outreach projects to the final Friday night altar call, the air almost crackles with expectations realized.
Living the theme of “Beyond,” over 18,000 people attended this biennial event in Nashville, Tennessee on August 5-7, 2009. Day sessions are split into separate sessions for teens, youth workers, young adults, and young ministers with speakers ranging from national officials to promising newcomers on the frontlines of youth ministry. Evening services are open to everyone, but when the arena doors open at 5:30 p.m., teenagers literally run all the way to the floor seats.
At 6:30 p.m. each night, the Pentecostal Music Association’s North American Talent Search featured five different Pentecostal musicians before pre-service prayer. Segregated into … Read More »