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
Christmas is a great time to start thinking about Talents For Christ! Special programs and activities give students an opportunity to begin using their talents in your church and gain confidence for when they compete later in the spring and summer. Identify a special gift that God has blessed each student in your youth group with and find a way to incorporate the students into your church's holiday festivities.
Here are some ideas help you start thinking!
Students gifted at working with kids: Prepare them for Visualized Bible Teaching by having them teach the Christmas story to kids in Sunday School or ...more
DEARBORN, Mich.—The following students won first and second place at the Talents For Christ national competition on Thursday, June 27.
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First Place: Anna Smith, First Baptist Church (Elyria, Ohio)
Second Place: Samantha Parsons, Fellowship Baptist Church (Wadsworth, Ohio)
Female Public Speaking
Second Place (Open): Celeste Scott, Emmanuel Baptist Church (Naperville, Ill.)
First Place (Scholarship): Grace Kudlo, First Baptist Church (Elyria, Ohio)
Second Place (Scholarship): Krista Peters, Hagerman Baptist Church (Waterloo, Iowa)
Second Place (Open): Divinna Rosales, Evangel Baptist Church (Taylor, Mich.)
Second Place (Scholarship) Tie: Emily Aiken, Bible Baptist Church (Bedford, Ohio)
Second Place (Scholarship) Tie: Joanna Bean, Faith Baptist Church ...more
Daniel Houseman, Nevada Baptist Church
DEARBORN, Mich.---What does it mean to “serve the Lord?” For some Talents For Christ national competitors, it could mean anything from hard labor, to singing, to Bible teaching. At least that’s what the teens from Nevada Baptist Church, Iowa, have been doing the last two weeks.
The group of 11 is almost done with their missions trip, having already served a work week at Lincoln Lake Camp in Gowen, Mich. Actually, competing in Talents For Christ was a requirement for participating in the trip. Three students continued from state competition and performed in the Visualized Bible ...more