Hundreds of students gathered this fall for discipleship events led by Illinois Baptist State Association.
Youth Encounter, IBSA’s annual one-day student event, featured a clear presentation of the gospel and practical evangelism training for teens.
Decisions for Christ, calls to ministry
“We really saw God move,” IBSA’s Kevin Jones said. “Over 760 attended with 39 decisions for Christ. Plus 16 students said they feel called to ministry.”
AWSOM Weekend, an overnight retreat for teen girls, was held Nov. 4–5 at Tabernacle. More than 200 middle school and high school girls focused on evangelism and discipleship.
“It was so powerful for the girls who attended and served,” IBSA’s Carmen Halsey said, “And the leader sessions and weekly post-conference digital devotions will prepare youth groups to launch new Bible studies this January.”
AWSOM stands for “Amazing Women Serving Our Maker.”