Hundreds of middle- and high-schoolers from Atlanta, across Georgia and the Southeast will descend on Greenforest Community Baptist Church for fun, faith and fellowship at the 2018 Reset Youth Conference.
Al Hollie, Greenforest youth pastor, said individual teens and teen groups from 15 out-of-town churches will engage in biblical teaching, radical worship, breakout sessions, and extreme fellowship.
The three-day conference takes place June 20-22. After its 5 p.m. kickoff on June 20 with a welcome from Greenforest Senior Pastor Dr. Emory Berry, it will be nonstop action.
Hollie said the conference will be God-filled and faith-filled and there will be nightly worship services at 7.
“The kids will reconnect with themselves and with God,” he said June 14.
Conference keynote speakers are Adam Hamilton from Harvest Church in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 20; Chris Cox from Calvary Community Church in Hampton, Va., on June 21; and Robert Purvey from Antioch Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas, on June 22.
Hollie said that it’s the first time in the conference’s three-year history that they are having out-of-town keynoters.
A typical conference day starts with breakfast and worship service, followed by gender breakout sessions in which boys and girls will separately explore topics like living in an overtly racial society, discerning God’s vision for their life, practicing self-care, discerning if dating is a distraction, handling mental illness, depression and self-esteem, designing effective youth ministry programming, and promoting dialogue with the community and its leaders.
Praise 102.5 DJ Willie Moore Jr. will moderate some of the sessions.
On June 21, conference participants will also take part in missions to the South Precinct in Decatur, and to A.G. Rhodes Health and Rehab and Sadie G. Mays Health and Rehabilitation Center in Atlanta.
Reset 2018 culminates on June 21 with a block party from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., worship service at 7:30 p.m., and a live concert at 9 p.m.
Hollie said teens can register online through June 20, or on-site any conference day. Registration is $25 per person and $20 each for groups of 20 or more.
The church is at 3250 Rainbow Drive in Decatur.