Dear saints in the Southeast,
When we started the 6th-grade conference, the burden was to have a definite time of fellowship related to salvation with the 6th graders prior to their going to Junior High School, where the tide of the age is much stronger than in elementary. For some time, most elementary schools culminate in 5th grade, and 6th grade is part of middle school. In light of this, for several years we have considered changing from a 6th-grade conference to a 5th-grade conference in order to have specific fellowship on salvation prior to our children going to middle school. After much prayer and fellowship, this is the year we will make that change. This year, the conference will be open to 5th- and 6th-grade young people. Current 5th and 6th graders will join the young people's work in the summer after the 5th–6th grade conference. Next year, the spring conference will be a 5th-grade conference and rising 6th graders will join the young people's work.
May 3 (Friday) 7:00 ᴘ.ᴍ. through May 5 (Lord’s Day) 10:30 ᴀ.ᴍ.
Student Station 249 Waddell Street Athens, GA 30605
WHO MAY ATTEND:
Current 5th and 6th graders and same gender parent or serving one. Only registered 5th & 6th graders may attend the conference; no other children. No more than one adult per 5th or 6th grader may register.
Background checks are required of all adults once every 3 years. Each serving one and parent must apply individually at ministry opportunities.org Anyone approved in the last 3 years need not reapply.
The cost is $75 for each person registered, both 5th & 6th graders and parents or serving ones, which includes hospitality, snacks, and all meals through breakfast on the Lord’s Day. Conference registration is due by April 1, 2024, per locality.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE:
Arrival time and registration will be 6:00 ᴘ.ᴍ. on Friday evening. We will have dinner on Friday night at 6:30 ᴘ.ᴍ. The first meeting will begin at 7:00 ᴘ.ᴍ. Friday. The conference will end at 10:30 ᴀ.ᴍ. on the Lord’s Day.
WHAT TO BRING:
Each 5th & 6th grader needs to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. Bring personal toiletries, a towel, clothes for meetings and for recreation, as well as tennis shoes for recreation. Recovery Version of the Bible - Old and New Testament Do not bring: cell phones, tablets, or other electronic devices
Each locality should send one serving one or parent for every three to four 5th & 6th graders who can transport the young people throughout the conference. Please pray for this time.
Please see the attached updated conference invitation letter.
May the Lord gain this generation for His purpose.
Grace be with you,