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
<a href="http://baptistbulletin.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/TFC-inline.jpg"><img title="TFC inline" src="http://baptistbulletin.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/TFC-inline-300x198.jpg" alt="" width="300" height="198" /></a>DEARBORN, Mich.---It’s a family affair—or something like that—at the 2013 National Talents For Christ Group Competition. The event began Wednesday afternoon at the GARBC Conference, where several siblings performed together.
The Nicholson sisters—Sarah, 17, Kathryn, 15, and Heather, 14—from First Baptist Church, Great Valley, N.Y., performed two a cappella songs for the TFC competition. They agreed that they learned both music skills and people skills as sisterly tensions were bound to occur while training together for this event.
“We would have those problems,” Kathryn says. “but we live in the same house. We had ...more
Thursday, March 7, is the extended registration deadline for teens who wish to compete in the 2013 Talents For Christ scholarship competition to be held on June 27 in Dearborn, Mich. Students may compete in the categories of Bible knowledge, brass, female public speaking, female voice, male voice, oral interpretation of Scripture, piano, preaching, strings, visualized Bible teaching, woodwinds, and writing. With so many categories, many teens in your youth group can ...more
Encourage teens at your church to use their talents to reflect Christ. Whatever their interest or level of experience/skill there is a category for them. Individual and group competition is available. Encourage teens in your youth group to sign up ...more
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.---These students won first and second place awards at the annual Talents For Christ competition on Thursday, June 29.
First Place (Open): Isaac Church (Delevan Baptist Church, Delevan, N.Y.)
Second Place (Open): Samantha Parsons (Young’s Corners Fellowship Baptist Church, Wadsworth, Ohio)
Second Place (Open): Marissa Briggs (First Baptist Church, Marilla, N.Y.)
Female Public Speaking
Second Place (Scholarship): Victoria Odle (First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio)
First Place (Scholarship): Jennifer Swedberg (Faith Baptist Church, North Manchester, Ind.)
Second Place (Scholarship): Jocelyn Lindmark (Harvest Baptist Church, Bath, N.Y.)
First Place (Open): Alyssa Clark (First Baptist Church, Maine, N.Y.)
Second Place (Open): Danielle Haeffner (Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa)