The summer of 2014 has been an exciting one at Crown College! Hundreds of visitors have toured the Christian Heritage Center or attended one of our summer camps.  The biggest gathering of the summer is our annual Youth Congress.  On July 7-11, 2014 delegates assembled from twenty states and two foreign countries.  A record number of groups came early for pre-Congress activities in the Smoky Mountains.  For pictures highlighting the week’s events click here.

Pastor Sexton began the 927097_1505287709686135_547508991_aCongress with a powerful message on the theme, “Yielded.”  Throughout the week it was a joy to see hundreds of young people yielding their lives to the Lord Jesus Christ.  The  375-voice Congress Choir stirred our hearts with enthusiastic singing in each of the evening rallies. BsNz8olCIAE_ndJ Evangelist Otis Duhart and Pastor Johnny Pope were mightily used of God to deliver His Word.  Delegates were challenged in every meeting to live “yielded” lives to the glory of God.

On Thursday and Friday delegates attended sessions that provided Bible answers to some of the great questions facing this generation.  The purpose of the sessions this year was to prepare young people to “be ready always to give an answer” (1 Peter 3:15).  You may listen to all of the lectures for free on our Crown Media YouTube channel.  Several special topics were also covered with workers in The School of Youth Ministries.  What a joy to see so many men and women passionate about reaching and teaching young people for Christ!

The Congress concluded with a beautiful fireworks display IMG_4992on the Crown College Campus.  Youth Congress 2014 was one of the best youth meetings the Lord has allowed us to host.  Many young people applied to come to Crown College and many more are praying about the will of God for their future.  Mark your calendar now for Youth Congress 2015 and plan to be with us, July 6-10.  More information will be posted on soon.  It would be a joy to have you with us next year.

“Our young people look forward to returning to Youth Congress each year (as do the youth workers).”  ~ Youth Worker from Ohio

“Encouraging and refreshing to our delegates and leaders as always!” ~ Youth Worker from North Carolina

“Totally in awe of the whole Youth Congress experience – the speakers and sessions were awesome! Many blessings received!” ~ Youth Worker from Virginia