A brand new event designed to equip teenagers to make a difference for the Gospel. This is not just an event for “leaders,” it’s an event for all believers! It’s Fearless: One Day to Make a Difference, a one-day conference happening in three locations: west, central, and east. Students will be inspired and empowered to serve their friends, talk about their faith, and make a difference without fear.

What exactly is Fearless: One Day to Make a Difference? What’s included in the day and why should you and your students be there? We believe that Fearless Conference is one of the BEST values in Youth Ministry today. Here are our top 5 Reasons why.

  1. Powerful Experiential Worship

  2. World Class Communicators

  3. Powerful Breakout Sessions

  4. Chick-fil-A Lunch

  5. Student Action Kits

DATES & LOCATIONS

CENTRAL – September 8th
Christian Life Assembly of God
2645 Lisburn Road

Camp Hill, PA

17011


WEST – September 29th
Allison Park Church

2326 Duncan Ave,

Allison Park, PA

15101


EAST – October 6th
GT Church
1110 Snyder Road

Reading, PA

19609

WHO MAY ATTEND

All youth enrolled in grades 6-12 during the 2018-2019 school year and their leaders may attend.


COST

Early Registration: $25 per person. Cost includes: main sessions, breakout sessions, resources and Chick-fil-A lunch! Early registration pricing will end one week before each event, tickets will still be available online and onsite for $30 each. Payment can be made with cash, check or credit card.


QUESTIONS?

Contact the District Youth Ministries at 717.795.5921 to speak with Jessica if you have any questions about Fearless.

THE VISION OF FEARLESS

“Can I tell you about what I’ve been doing in my school?”

McKenzie asked me one night after I spoke at her youth group. She was quiet and unassuming, but I could tell she had a passion for Jesus and a story to share. She told me how she’d invited her entire class to a weekly Bible Study, and that a few dozen students were attending regularly. I was a little surprised because McKenzie was a very shy and quiet student; she was not the personality type most people would expect to fearlessly launch a movement and make a difference for the Gospel.

 

A few months later I contacted McKenzie and asked if we could document her story with a video, and if she would be willing to appear on stage with me at an event to tell the story in her own words. She declined. McKenzie said, “To be honest, I’m very shy and I don’t consider myself to be a leader. I’m not comfortable in front of large crowds, and I don’t want to draw attention to myself. I just want to make a difference for Jesus amongst my friends and in my school.” I was disappointed with her response, but I wasn’t surprised; this was more in line with what most would expect from her personality type. McKenzie reveals an interesting juxtaposition for all of us who follow Jesus; we are not all called to be leaders, but we are all called to lead others to Christ.

 

In the church, we have too frequently conflated these separate concepts, and often to the detriment of the mission of God. The Apostle Paul wrote that some have the gift of leadership, but some have other gifts, such as serving or giving (see Romans 12:3-8). At the same time, all believers are called to lead others to Christ (Matthew 28:19-20), and we can even receive the empowerment of the Holy Spirit to be His witnesses (Acts 1:8). So we are not all leaders, but we are all to be leading our friends and acquaintances to Christ. McKenzie was a perfect working example of this seeming irreconcilable contradiction; she wasn’t a leader, yet she was leading many to the Cross through the Scriptures. She was making a difference for the Gospel, fulfilling the call placed upon all followers of Christ.

 

When we assume that only “leaders” can start a movement that will make a difference, or that only those in leadership can share the Gospel, we severely limit the scope and breadth of God’s mission. We also limit the further discipleship and effectiveness of all believers. Worst of all, we put the Holy Spirit in a box, as though the empowerment that is for all followers of Christ is only for a few. It’s time to reject this way of thinking. It’s time to embrace the truth that all believers are called to make a difference for the Gospel; that all can share their faith without fear; that each one can be used by God to shape history.

 

Join us for a brand new event designed to equip teenagers to make a difference for the Gospel. This is not an event for “leaders,” it’s an event for all believers! It’s Fearless: One Day to Make a Difference, a one-day conference happening in three locations: west, central, and east. Students will be inspired and empowered to serve their friends, talk about their faith, and make a difference without fear.

 

-Lee Rogers, Youth Alive Missionary

For Pastors and Leaders

For Students

  • (9:00am)    Registration

  • (10:00 am)  Opening Session

  • (11:15 am)    Student Breakout Session 1

  • (12:00pm)  Lunch: Chick-fil-A

  • (12:50 pm)  Student Breakout Session 2 & Leader Breakout Session 1

  • (1:45 pm)     Student Breakout Session 3 & Leader Breakout Session 2

  • (2:45 pm)    Closing Session

  • (4:30pm)    Dismissal

Central Breakout Sessions : September 8th

Carrie Knorr

Creatively Fearless – Creatively Reaching Your School 

Have you ever wanted to do something big for your school through your Bible Club but couldn’t come up with any good ideas?  Are you excited to impact and reach your unsaved peers at your school, but don’t know where to start?  In this breakout session we will be looking at different ideas for you to try with your Bible Club that will help your group connect with and bless your school; and we will be looking at your personal talents and talking about how you can use them in creative ways to spread the Gospel message. Our hope is that these ideas will help open the door for you to talk to your unsaved friends and peers at school about Jesus.  


About Carrie: 

Carrie Knorr is a 2017 University of Valley Forge graduate and the youth pastor at New Covenant Assembly in Montgomery PA8. Carrie loves helping students use their talents and creativity to connect with God and share the Gospel with others. 

David Culbertson

Spirit-Led Evangelism

Did you know that there is more than one way to lead someone to Jesus? We often get stuck viewing evangelism through a singular lens, but really it looks different every time.  In this session, we will discuss how the Holy Spirit desires to lead every believer in effective evangelism through the spiritual gifts He gives us, and how to use those spiritual gifts in our lives.


About David: 

David is the Youth Pastor at State College Assembly of God, serving alongside his wife, Rachel. He has a degree in Youth Ministry from North Central University. David is a fourth generation Assemblies of God pastor, a talented teacher and preacher, and is passionate about declaring God’s Word.

Jay Worth

Fearless with the Gospel

The Bible is one of the most controversial documents in all of recorded history.  It is also one of the most well-documented.  In this session, learn about the Bible’s validity as an historical document, and how to speak in an educated manner about it with friends and teachers.


Fearless with your Reasoning  So much of what our society values today rests on the premises of personal freedoms – what’s works for you is fine, and what works for me is fine.  But what if you have answers about absolutes that others say don’t exist?  What if you could lovingly challenge the assumptions of those around you as it relates to issues of homosexuality, gender identity, premarital sex, drug and alcohol use, bullying, and how we treat one another?  In this session, we explore Moral Relativism, and why that philosophy doesn’t work in a world created and shaped by God.


Fearless with your Faith Has anyone ever asked you a question about your faith that you didn’t have the answers to?  Have you ever thought “Man, it would be cool to have those answers for people?”  That’s what an Apologist does – they defend the Christian faith on an intellectual level.  And the best part – you don’t have to be an intellectual to function like one!  You can learn to be an Apologist in your everyday life!! See what practical steps you can take to engage people around you with the Good News of Jesus Christ, and how to be more effective as you open dialogue with those around you!


About Jay 

Jay has been involved in Student Ministry for over a decade.  He’s led several international mission trips, preached in three different continents, and been teaching at Campus Missionary events for four years.  He and his wife Stephanie enjoy camping in the vintage RV they renovated themselves, along with their stinky dog, Luna.  He also enjoys spending time at the gym, and intends to run his first half-marathon in October. Jay is passionate about seeing students equipped to share the Gospel, reaching the lost, and teaching people how to go deeper in their relationship with Jesus.

Jessica Jones

How to have Fearless Conversation about Jesus

Have you ever been nervous or afraid to talk to someone about Jesus? Have you ever been afraid of what they might think or of how they might respond? Let’s face those fears as we discuss reasons we avoid conversations and share tips and tricks to share Jesus through fearless conversation.


About Jessica

Jess is the Youth Pastor at Faith Assembly of God in New Cumberland and the Ministry Assistant/ Project Manager at PennDel Youth. She is a graduate of the University of Valley Forge and was recently Ordained with the Assemblies of God. Jess loves teaching others to be confident in their faith and share it with those God has placed around them!

Kimmy Kelley

Ready to take the Gospel into your school?

First, you will need to learn how. This session will teach you how to use and share the Gospel Resource. You will be challenged to do three things every one month: Pray, Serve, and Share. By accepting the 3-1 challenge, you are committing to making a difference in your school.


About Kimmy

Kimmy Kelley currently works at the University of Valley Forge, where she graduated from with a Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry. Her and her husband, Jacob, also serve as Young Adults leaders at Duncannon Assembly of God. Kimmy is passionate about seeing students apply the Gospel to their lives, and take the Gospel into their world.

Michael Schaffer

Making a Difference Online

The internet is full of so much drama these days, that we often forget we have an audience that sees every interaction we have. In this session, we will be discussing the Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media, and looking at how everything post, like, or comment on, can have a positive or negative impact on our influence for Christ.
Topics include: “Who do you follow?” “Uh… we can see you.” “Say whaaaaaaaa?” and “Logging off…”


About Michael

Michael Schaffer is the youth pastor at Duncannon Assembly of God, and the creator of Memes for Jesus. Over the past six years, Michael has been using his gift of humor to encourage and challenge Christians to be positive in their social media interactions, and use their online platforms to influence others for Christ.

Rob Gillen

INFORMATION COMING SOON

  • CENTRAL

  • SEPT8th
  • Christian Life Assembly

    Camp Hill, PA

    • Josh Wellborn
    • The Block Worship
    • Chick-fil-A Lunch

  • WEST

  • SEPT29th
  • Allison Park Church

    Pittsburgh, PA

    • Josh Wellborn
    • Allison Park Worship
    • Chick-fil-A Lunch

  • EAST

  • OCT6th
  • GT Church

    Reading, PA

    • Joey Furjanic
    • The Block Worship
    • Chick-fil-A Lunch

Early registration pricing for Fearless: One Day to Make a Difference is $25. Registration pricing will change to $30 one week prior to the date of each location. 

In this Media Kit you will find

  • Promo Videos

  • 16×9 Slides for Screens

  • Half Page Printable Invites

  • Post-able graphics for your Social Media

  • Raw graphics in .png format for building your own custom Promo Material