In August 2009, we launched the first student conference called “Dirty Jobs”. A year later, the conference date moved to a weekend in May. For the past 5 years in April, we’ve offered a student conference with solid Bible teaching, and a curriculum that engages students in God’s word through inductive Bible study.
Over the last year, I’ve spent time in prayer asking God where we should head with Transform Canada and the student ministry. The student ministry of Transform is vital to the future of Precept as we engage and establish young people in God’s word.
The pressures of the world are intense. In speaking with many of you students and leaders, I’ve heard you share how much the culture has changed. Not only since I was a youth, but also in my time as a youth pastor.
Students, you’re living in an age when there’s so much information at your fingertips. Yet this information, good or bad, if not filtered through a biblical worldview, will continue to be the downfall of the church—and only hurt those who profess Jesus Christ as Lord.
I believe that Transform can be a light to many students. It’s an opportunity to get away from the pressures of the world and be immersed in God’s word for a weekend of renewal, a time to reset or be firmly grounded in God’s word.
Through this evaluation period, we decided to postpone our April conference. This was a difficult decision to make for the team. But we believed that it was important to seek the Lord’s direction in how we can provide the best opportunity for students to be engaged in God’s word, not just for a weekend, but also throughout their lives.
I’m excited to let you know that the revamped Transform Student Conference will be offered on November 11–13, 2016 and is called “Set Apart”. This weekend conference is designed to challenge students to live in the light and be separated from the darkness. The practice of holiness is not for the weak or the fainthearted. It’s the day-to-day life of those who are filled with the presence of the Holy One and who, by His power, are losing concern for themselves.
Please mark November 11–13, 2016 on your calendar. Be sure to register early for this conference. Visit the event page www.transformcanada.com/setapart and begin talking to others—students, parents and leaders—about attending. Join us as we learn to live like we belong to God.
Thank you again for your support of this vital ministry. We hope that God will continue to build and develop the student ministry into a ministry that you can count on for developing leaders and discipling students to be actively involved in fulfilling the Great Commission now and in the future.