More than 600 young people attended the ninth Adventist Youth for Christ (AYC) Convention at the historic Melbourne Town Hall in February.
The delegates represented a variety of countries, including Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada and the United States.
In total 105 youth made a decision to be either an iMPACT speaker or organiser with 154 others from a total of 46 churches indicating a desire to be involved in this public evangelistic initiative.
John Bradshaw, Kameron DeVasher, Gary Krause and Nick Kross were among the speakers who inspired the youth to get involved in evangelism and “turn the world upside down” as Paul and Silas did in Acts 17:6.
In line with the General Conference’s Year of Evangelism, AYC has been working with the Australian Union Conference (AUC) and local conferences across the country on iMPACT 2014, which aims to provide Adventist young people with the opportunity and training to host a public evangelistic series in their local church or community.
In total 105 youth made a decision to be either an iMPACT speaker or organiser with 154 others from a total of 46 churches indicating a desire to be involved in this public evangelistic initiative. Another 38 youth made a decision for baptism and 79 people committed to Bible work or full-time ministry. Other highlights included a sacred worship service to usher in Sabbath, where 15-year-old Stephen Aveling-Rowe amazed the delegates with music from the giant Melbourne Town Hall pipe organ.
More about iMPACT 2014 at <www.adventistyouthforchrist.org/impact>.