I have known Duffy Robbins as a youth pastor, author and speaker for years. Harvest has led worship for numerous events where he has been the speaker for a youth conference or event. We have worked together in Illinois, Tennesse, Indiana, Wisconsin and at Fire-Up a few years back.
We’re looking forward to having Duffy at Ignition Middle School Conference in Troy, IL October 27-28. Students will love him, his stories and his message!
Middle School Students are invited to register and attend.
They will love the weekend, which includes times of worship and music with Harvest, entertainment, food, recreation (roller skating), excellent seminars, small group time and opportunity to grow in faith in Christ.
Most every student comes in a group of some kind. In fact, a student can’t just show up alone for this conference, they must be chaperoned. Here are a handful of scenarios that could work to bring students:
a youth pastor and a group – this can be a group as small at two or three or as large at 45 and beyond. Groups typically come in a cars or vans, register together, and take part in the conference with a couple adult volunteers to help oversee the students.
a parent of a middle schooler and her friends – A parent of a middle school student may want to bring his or her daughter and a handful of her friends. Since it doesn’t have to be a formal “church group” the parent can collect the registration forms from the daughters friends, set up the trip and be a part of Ignition!
a grandparent of a middle school and his friends – A grandparent can invite their grandson and cousins or friends to attend and they can enjoy the weekend of ministry. Ministry doesn’t have to be formalized. Every Christian adults is called to be in “youth ministry.”
a pastor and a volunteer sunday school teacher – Maybe you’re part of a church that doesn’t have a “student ministry” time slot, but you still have a few students who are connected. Invite them to attend. This may be a good opportunity to get a ministry started with this age group.
I know a person can’t go to every event, but for those in our circles, this is an incredible opportunity for middle school students to have an opportunity to grow in faith and begin to walk with Christ.
Here are some FAQ’s:
What do students stay over night? Every group is responsible for their own housing. There are some great motels just one mile from the church. Other groups will stay in their own homes. Still others will connect with a local church in the Troy area and spend the night there.
What happens during recreation? The skating rink is one block from the church. Each group is responsible for their own transportation to the skating rink, in nicer weather, many groups walk. The cost of skating is covered in the registration fee.
What if I have allergies / special diet? The menu is typical “youth conference” style – prepackaged snacks, fruit, desserts for refreshment times and then pizza, fruit, chips, drinks for lunch. Most conference participants who have a special dietary need, bring some food for lunch and it works out totally fine. If there is something we can do to help, we’re happy to give it a try.
When is the registration deadline? The registration cost for Ignition is $45 for students and $25 for adults. If you complete your registration and payment before October 14, you save $10 and the cost is $35 for students and $15 for adults.
Our prayer is for lives that are changed and transformed by the power of Christ. Weekend ministry events always help provide an avenue for students to hear God’s still small voice. It’s a step in their journey… and Harvest is thankful and humbled to be a part of it.
Can you join us at Ignition? There’s still time to register!