<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)
Download a PDF of the 2012 Talents For Christ schedule
The 2012 Talents For Christ competition will be held on the campus of Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, Pa., on June 28. All contestants and parents should attend a contest meeting in the Baptist Bible Seminary Chapel at 9:00 a.m. Events begin at 1:00 p.m. in BBC's Jackson Hall.
Talents For Christ helps teens develop their God-given talents for ministry within the local church. It encourages students to prepare and gain skill for serving the Lord. Students may choose to compete in one of two categories: either the Open category or the ...more
CLARKS SUMMIT, Pa.---Families that pray together, stay together. Families that serve never swerve. Call it whatever you want, but it’s a family thing.
Talents For Christ has a unique way of bringing families—organic and church—together. Especially when the pastor is also your dad.
And there’s something about the way this bonding works with a dad’s heart. Patrick Odle, pastor of First Baptist Church, Elyria, Ohio, quickly found that out. The emotions of the day caught up to him as he recounted coaching his daughter, Victoria, 17, in the TFC female public speaking competition.
“We sat down and prayed, and kept our focus on ...more
Now that the scholarship registration for Talents For Christ has closed, competitors' final preparations are well under way. Pray for the Talents For Christ competitors as they work hard to get ready for their state competitions. Their requirements include serving in their churches, so pray that this portion will have a profound impact on those who listen to, look at, or read students' work. Pray also that it urges competitors toward a lifetime of serving Christ.
Here are some tips for both competitors and supporting churches:
Don't lose unnecessary points. Review the rules.
Complete all the requirements. Check with your state director on the ...more