Tracks

All delegates will attend three tracks during conference. Two of these tracks are mandatory and the third is up to your liking!

Read through your track options below, pray and pick the one that you feel will leave the most impact on your life. You will select which track you prefer during the online registration process. 

 
 
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Track Option 1 - Christian Apologetics

But in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect.
— 1 Peter 3:15

Growing up in a Christian family - going to church on Sunday, youth group every Friday night, being constantly surrounded by peers who have the same faith background - we have so much around us that helps us stick to our beliefs. As we grow older and leave home, we have to recall what we were taught in the past and continually seek out ways in which we can grow in our own walks. At times, we may find ourselves in situations where we have to defend our faith. This track on Christian Apologetics will help you understand how to properly discuss your faith using theological doctrines, written justifications, as well as the Bible. By having a firm grasp on this topic, you will be confident in what you believe in and have the proper skills to communicate those ideas to others.


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Track Option 2 - Jesus Was A Refugee: The Mission of God and the Global Refugee Crisis

Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and the Prophets.
— Matthew 22: 36-40

Dr. Sam George will take you on a journey through the current refugee situation which is considered as the greatest humanitarian crisis on the planet earth. He will share about his recent missionary travels through many refugee camps in different parts of the world and tell heart-wrenching stories of unimaginable pain and resilience of forcefully displaced people in the conflicts zones of the world. He will look through the missionary lens and Christian history to discern and understand what God is doing amidst the crisis, calling it as refugee opportunity (not crisis) and how displaced people  is reshaping Christianity itself. In this visual narrative presentation, you will learn that baby Jesus a refugee himself and how Syrian/Iraqi refugee crisis is linked to coming of Christianity to Kerala. You will be challenged to be part of God’s mission in the world and how to find your place in it.


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Brokenness - Mandatory Track

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
— 2 Corinthians 12:9

Under the umbrella of Brokenness, we will be discussing three topics: mental abuse, sexual abuse and pride.  

Both mental and sexual abuse are serious topics that warrent serious and thoughtful discussions. Within this track, we will shed a light on brokenness using a Biblical approach to showcase that in our brokenness God is our ultimate healer. Individuals may struggle with feelings of worthlessness, loneliness, and deep-rooted hurt and guilt. By openly discussing this topic, our community will become more aware of the issues at hand and be willing to have conversations about it. In terms of pride, this is also something that many struggle with. We, as humans, are very prideful, and our pride has made us broken. We are unable to humble ourselves to God and therefore become dissatisfied with finding worth in things and people of this world. We hope that through this track, the participants will be strengthened as they face the many challenges and setbacks of their life - having a confident assurance that God will carry them through. 


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Thy Will be Done- Mandatory Track

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” We want to focus on the last portion of the verse - “you will call on me and come pray to me...you will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart”. This verse is talking about going to God in prayer and wholeheartedly trusting that He is ultimately in control. It’s about giving it all up to Him knowing that He will do what is best for you. As we pray, God doesn’t just give us everything that we maybe want or desire - instead, He changes our hearts to want more of what He wants for us.
— Jeremiah 29:11-13

God’s plan is a topic that many youth struggle with on a daily basis. It’s easy for us to get caught up in the plans that we have for ourselves and not see the amazing plan that God has set before us. Whether it’s getting into that specific school, getting a particular job, marrying that someone, or having this many children - we try to control these different aspects of our lives, but find that it usually doesn’t work out how we want it to. We fail to realize that at the end of the day it’s God’s perfect plan that will work out, and not our messy attempt at one.