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καλέω (kaleō), the biblical word often used in scriptures means “call,” is no ordinary call. This call is special. It’s the call that appealed to Moses through a burning bush. It’s the call that beaconed Samuel late at night. It’s a call that the Apostle Paul would refer to over 29 times in the New Testament, almost always with a sense of divine purpose. Kaleō, most biblical scholars would agree, is a call that comes from God with a sense of service, sacrifice and dedication. At Follow12 over 700 students responded to God’s call. Perhaps you have students in your … read more
There’s no doubt that youth ministers are really passionate about the next generation. They eat, sleep, drink, and pray it. However, far too often they find themselves severely under-supported and overwhelmed. Bottom line, youth ministers are under extreme pressure to balance their lives and ministry. The expectations that are placed on youth ministers create one of the toughest roles in the church. It’s not all games, camping trips, and fun. There are high expectations for these young ministers to be able to handle everything that will comes their way. Some of the issues Youth Ministers are up against: Suicide … read more
Fresh off the Follow ‘12 International Wesleyan Youth Convention, I find myself flipping through the thousands of commitment cards wondering “will they really follow?” To walk as Jesus walked is amazingly demanding! There can be nothing more important to us than Jesus. There can be no person who can come before Jesus in our lives. While the gift of salvation is free, Jesus makes it clear that following after Him will cost something. And following Jesus is radically counter-cultural to the world we live in. What could possibly motivate us to say “No” to our sinful desires when the world is saying … read more
Today is the last Day of online registration… but it’s still not too late! For over two years we have been praying, planning and dreaming about this moment. And in just a few days, thousands of students will gather in Louisville, KY to be inspired, encourage, empowered and then sent out. Follow 12 is fast approaching. In fact, today, December 19th is the last day for online registration. However, you can still register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 317-774-3888 and 317-774-3883. Follow12 is more than just a gathering or a youth conference… it’s a movement! It’s about challenging … read more
Follow12 Offering You can make a HUGE difference Your compassion is one of the highest expressions of worship that God affords us – His call to reach out to others. An offering will be received during our Sunday morning General Session to help advance youth ministry around the world. You can also give to this cause anytime during the convention at the Wesleyan Youth booth and new this year will be the availability to give by texting. Text to give Here is how it works: Dial 20222 enter “Follow12” You will receive a free message: To confirm your … read more
Now is a crucial time for Christ-followers to be on their knees. Prayer is essential. We invite you to intercede for students and leaders participating in the Follow 2012. Will you join us in fasting every Friday this month to pray that God will transform lives? Go to the MYWYCON Facebook page and hit the “like” button to join us every Friday in fasting for Follow12.
Follow 12 is quickly approaching, and everyone is busy preparing for the convention. Through all the busyness that comes with preparing for a large event, don’t forget that you can save money if you register on time… Here’s your reminder: Register for Follow 12 and pay the $85/person deposit before midnight on Wednesday, November 28th, and save money. As soon as the clock strikes midnight, the cost per person will increase by $20. Don’t forget the special offers for groups of 25+! We hope to see you there! Email email@example.com with registration questions.