More than 1,000 youth attended Youth Annual Conference (YAC) 2017. The theme for the weekend, designed by teens for teens, was Live it.
The youth and their adult leaders came from across Ohio to Lakeside Chautauqua to worship, fellowship, do mission work, have fun, and conduct business together. Keynote speaker the Rev. David Whitt challenged the youth to remember that in everything they do, they should be worshipping God. The message was reinforced all weekend by YoungHeart, a band of four siblings from Miami, Florida.
In her Sunday sermon Bishop Tracy S. Malone told the youth, “You have an awesome opportunity each and every day to share your faith. You never know who God places in your path who needs an encouraging word.”