VOLGOGRAD – On November 23-25, in the Grace of Jesus Christ Church of Volgograd the fourth annual regional youth conference “Turn on the Light” took place.
More than 300 young people from different regions of Russia participated in the c:onference. The came from churches of Volgograd and Astrakhan regions, Penza, Krasnodar, Moscow, Orel, Sochi, and Sevastopol. The conference “Turn on the Light” is a place for young people to meet with God, to be filled with the Holy Spirit and be ready to influence the life of their city. “For no one who lights a candle covers it with a vessel, but the light lit by God shines brightly.”
Traditionally, the conference opened with an worship night. Teams from churches of Volgograd, Astrakhan, Akhtubinsk, Mikhaylovka, as well as author and Christian rapper Steph led worship. Pastors and ministers of the Grace of Jesus Christ Church of Volgograd, lead pastor of the association of the Truth Churches of Volgograd and Voronezh regions Anatoly Kozlov, and coordinator of humanitarian projects of the RCCEF Maxim Politko, preached at the conference.
Young people delved into topics: evangelism, social ministry, salvation of relatives, personal sanctification, preparation for family life, and order in finances. The conference sessions were not only in a sermon format, but also in a talk show and fellowship group format. Speakers shared invaluable experiences in applying and working the Word of God in life and ministry. Much time was devoted to prayer.
After the conference, the participants shared in small groups what they had received during the days of the conference: some received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, some were renewed in God, some underwent deep repentance, and some charted a way to be restored in God and to win the hearts of the youth. We believe that young people are the light of the world, for the city at the top of the mountain cannot hide.
The Russian Church of Christians of Evangelical Faith