More than 20 individual and group competitors participated in the national Talents For Christ competition Thursday, June 26, at Starkey Road Baptist Church, Seminole, Fla. The competition is held each year in conjunction with the GARBC Conference, this year located in St. Petersburg, Fla. Students competed in numerous categories, including music, art, Bible knowledge, and public speaking.
Nicholas Guess, a senior who attends Olivet Baptist Church, Westwood, Kan., plays the violin and competed in the strings category. When asked how he has been preparing for the competition, his answer was short and simple: "Practice every day." Nicholas plays in his school's ...more
Talents For Christ strives to encourage teens to find ways to use their talents in serving God. Preparing for the competition equips teens for a lifetime of service in local churches and in their careers, whether serving in secular or Christian realms.
Teens from Emmanuel Baptist Church of Warrenville, in Naperville, Ill., are engaging in this equipping challenge. Each year Pastor Dale Williams uses TFC to help the teens develop their skills, bond as a group, and integrate into the church by ministering with their competition pieces. The need to travel to St. Petersburg, Fla., to compete during the 2014 GARBC ...more
Talents For Christ (TFC) competitors, be ready for the national TFC competition! By following the steps below, you can make the most of your experience in the national competition.
Notify Meredith DeKock of your intent to compete. Also, make sure you have submitted to Meredith all required materials. Open and Group competitors need to register for the national competition. Deadline for registering is Monday, May 19.
Get a good night's sleep. Be sure to book your hotel. The Hilton Bayfront is a gorgeous, comfortable hotel in a beautiful setting. Talents For Christ competitors and their family and friends can get the discounted ...more
DES MOINES—Grandview Park Baptist Church hosted its 50th annual Iowa Talents For Christ competition on April 5. Though the categories in which teens competed varied greatly, the purpose behind the competition is the same: to encourage young people to use their abilities in their churches.
Eight teens were awarded college scholarships for first or second place ($1,000 and $500 respectively). They are now eligible to compete in the national Talents For Christ scholarship competition June 23–27 at the GARBC Conference in St. Petersburg, Fla. Fourteen additional students competing in the non-scholarship competition also placed high enough to compete nationally.
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ELYRIA, Ohio—Every spring teens in GARBC churches across the nation take part in statewide Talents For Christ competitions. The competitions are the capstone for participants, who have honed their skills in playing musical instruments, writing, speaking, art, and a variety of other categories. On April 5 over 150 teens, parents, pastors, judges, and supporters in Ohio and Michigan came together at First Baptist Church.
On the heels of the joint state conference of the Ohio and Michigan Regular Baptist associations, the two states combined their Talents For Christ competitions at First Baptist Church. “A walk through the halls throughout the competition ...more
Ensure teens in your church are using there talents and abilities to glorify God! Encourage them to participate in Talent for Christ. Teens that participate in this competition strengthen their skills and gain confidence in serving in the local church.
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A new year frequently brings resolutions—read through the Bible in a year, diet, exercise. Make competing in Talents For Christ your resolution. You will maximize your talents and have an eternal impact.
Talents For Christ encourages students to develop their talents by practicing and through the feedback they receive throughout the process. Peer review, mentoring from a coach, and ultimately the competition all work together to help students become more efficient in using their talents for the Lord.
Church ministry requirements that are part of the competition help students realize how they can integrate their talents and interests into the ministry of ...more