Using your gifts to show Christ to others is the best investment you will ever make! It's never too early to start investing. This common saying is true with your gifts and abilities too! It's never too early to start using your talents to serve Christ. Plan now to compete in the 2017 Talents For Christ. ...more
The 2016 Talents For Christ winners were announced during a recognition ceremony held Wednesday afternoon, June 29. “It’s exciting to see so many teens serving the Lord in so many ways,” says Andrea Gower, TFC coordinator. “The future of our association is strong.”
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First Place: Nathan Titus (Berea, Ohio)
First Place: Benjamin Steenhoek (Ankeny, Iowa)
Second Place: Daniel Greenhalgh (Metamora, Ill.)
First Place: Abigail Jenks (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.)
Second Place: Kaylee Kruse (Nevada, Iowa)
Oral Interpretation of Scripture
First Place: Kaitlen Sothman (Ankeny, Iowa)
First Place (Open): Alexandria Hager (Marlette, Mich.)
Fifteen students competed at the national level of Talents For Christ at Harvest New Beginnings church, which is hosting the GARBC annual conference. “It’s a very rewarding experience,” says Wesley Prindle of Ankeny, ...more
ELYRIA, Ohio—Students showcased their talents for the Lord at the Ohio/Michigan Talents For Christ state competition at First Baptist Church on Saturday, April 16.
"A good number of students demonstrated their talents in 16 different categories," says Karen Wood. "The largest group of individual participants were in the categories of preaching and piano. Group categories included both large and small vocal ensembles, as well as instrumental ensembles, puppets, drama, and more. It was very exciting to see so many young people participating. Praise the Lord for an outstanding day!"
Talents For Christ helps teens develop their God-given talents and encourages them to ...more
Music can have a profound impact on a person's life, both mentally and spiritually.
Listening to music can enhance a person's capacity for retaining information, increase the ability to work cooperatively in groups, and help those with learning disabilities focus. In addition, those who study music often have a larger vocabulary and are more skilled readers. Music can calm or excite us; lull us to sleep or wake us up.
The psalms speak of the spiritual impact that music can make in a person's life. Psalm 33:1–3 vividly illustrates music as a way to worship: "Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous! ...more
For many Talents For Christ participants, competition day and the award ceremony can seem like the end of the Talents For Christ experience, but in actuality, it is just the beginning!
The goal of Talents For Christ is to equip students for a lifetime of serving God. Serving God begins early in life, with parents encouraging their kids to explore their talents and interests. It continues with the investment of coaches and teachers, and then through personal investment in practicing and studying. Every hour spent studying, reading the Scriptures, and being mentored prepares students to use their God-given abilities, whether in ...more