Junior high youth attend Believe in Duluth

Junior High students attending Christ In Youth’s Believe conference in Atlanta learned how to discover a sense of identity and use their unique talents to effect change in the world.

The conference was held May 3-4 at the Gwinnett County Civic Center in Duluth. More than 20,200 junior high students from all over the country have participated in Christ In Youth’s Believe conferences this year.

Believe is a high-energy weekend event for junior high students only. The weekend consists of modern music, engaging drama and age-specific messages from nationally renowned speakers. While at Believe, students not only worship together but also engage in life-challenging discussions with peers and adult leaders.

Throughout the weekend, students discover ways in which God is calling them to be leaders in their schools, communities and the world.

“In our time with CIY, we have seen students’ lives transformed,” said Jordan Howerton, lead singer for The Jordan Howerton Band, which toured with CIY for Believe. “It’s a cool time for you to be able to start to make that shift in fifth and sixth grade to a place where they can begin to understand what it means to have more of a corporate sense of worship.”

Brooklyn Lindsey, author and youth pastor at Highland Park Church of the Nazarene in Lakeland, Fla, was the main speaker for the weekend. Artist Eric Samuel Timm also performed during main sessions. Timm’s unique blend of visual storytelling through art captivates audiences.

One session featured illusionist Bryan Drake.



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