Teens Raise $57,000 At The Forward Conference For Homeless and Battered Women
The “Forward Conference” is inspiring Christian youth to give back in a major way. Teens from 32 states and five nations raised $57,000 during the four-day event in Atlanta.
This year the Conference partnered with New Beginnings, a ministry for women in inner-city Atlanta and with the Dream Center, which works with homeless families, many dealing with addiction issues.
Students heard compassionate and compelling testimonies from people who have been helped by these organizations. Some recounted how they were delivered from addiction and came to Jesus!
These stories were so touching that students were moved to immediately start giving to these ministries. The speed and depth of their generosity has renewed our faith in the generation that will succeed us.
This is the 15th year the conference has brought students from across the country together for an event that features powerhouse pastors like Carl Lentz of Hillsong and Levi Lusko of Fresh Life.
The conference is orchestrated by Jentezen Franklin, the Senior Pastor of Free Chapel, a multi-campus church. Each week his television program Kingdom Connection is broadcasted on major networks all over the world. He is using his presence to reach and uplift young Christians everywhere.
“The culture of Forward Conference is one that students know they’re going to have fun, they’re going to hear great music and great bands and they’re going to hear relevant messages to their life,” Franklin told the Gwinnett Daily Post. “Someone is going to talk to them about where they’re living now and how do you flesh out the walk of Christ.”
If you would like to learn more about The Forward Conference or get involved next year, you can visit their website.