Do you have teens in your church who would like to attend Bible college but are lacking the funds? One source of funding that is available to all churches in the GARBC is the Talents For Christ (TFC) scholarship program. Students may compete for state and national scholarships in a wide variety of musical, teaching, and speaking categories. Urge your teens to sign up—but hurry, registration deadline for the TFC scholarship competition is March ...more
Talents For Christ provides a wonderful opportunity for teens to develop confidence and skills for serving the Lord. Teens may participate as individuals or as part of a group in scholarship or open (non-scholarship) competitions at state and national levels. Group competition fosters camaraderie among youth group members and with youth groups across the country. Check out the new open category—instrumental ensemble. Don't delay in registering your teens; deadline for scholarship competition is March ...more
For the first time in Talents For Christ (TFC) history, students participated in TFC Open Art competition (non scholarship). Rachel Stevens, First Baptist Church, Hibbing, Minnesota, received a number one rating at the state Talents For Christ competition for her two art pieces conveying a Christian theme and the Conference theme (The Glory of the Cross). Rachel has the option of displaying her art work at the GARBC Annual Conference and competing ...more
Talents For Christ has been an influential program for teens throughout the years. Whether teens win or lose, Talents For Christ helps them develop skills that are essential for their future ministry. Check out the upcoming March/April 2008 issue of the Baptist Bulletin for a highlight of the "Biggest Losers" from Talents For Christ. See how the program positively affected their lives. Here's a sneak peak at two individuals that the article highlights:
In the summer of ’94, Albert Armitage competed in Male Voice at the national TFC competition. As a junior, he didn’t place nationally. However, ...more
This year Talents For Christ (TFC) is better than ever. Expanded competition includes an Open Division that allows everyone in the youth group to participate and develop their God-given talents for ministry within the local church. TFC encourages students to prepare and to gain skill for serving the Lord.
Participate in TFC as a team. Whether your students have been practicing for years or are in the process of developing talents, encourage your whole youth group to enter.
The following tools will help you get started:
Talents For Christ directors from several participating states met at the GARBC Ministry Resource Center on August 27 and 28, along with five GARBC personnel, to plan ways to strengthen and improve the TFC program. The directors came with a passion and commitment for the TFC program and formulated several new initiatives.
Include 9th graders in Scholarship competition
Develop a new program called TFC Open, a national non-scholarship competition for students in grades 9-12
Add three new categories—Art and Media Design for individual competition and Vocal Duet for group competition
Provide a CD of information and ideas for pastors and youth pastors to use ...more