April 26th Regional Youth Conference: “The Old Testament in The New”

My congregation, Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL has been holding semiannual regional youth conferences since 2010. Our spring conference is always held the last Saturday of April, and the fall conference on the first Saturday of October.  Below is the information for our next conference on April 26th, or you can check out our FB page or the specific event page.

If you would like to register, please tell me below or on FB, and I will email you all the necessary paperwork.

Hope to see you in Lincoln for an excellent day of worship, learning, and fun!



“Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:21)

Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln, IL, and especially her youth group, invite you to our regional youth conference.


JesusIsaiahWho: Jr. High (5th-8th grade) and Sr. High (9th-12th) youth, their parents, youth group leaders, and pastors.
What: A one day Conference including: worship, presentations by local pastors and laymen, sports, games, and of course…breakfast, lunch, and dinner
When: Saturday, April 26, 9:00 am to 6:30 pm
Where: Zion Lutheran Church, Lincoln, IL
Why: So the youth of our churches can learn more about the Lord and His Word, deepen their faith, and get to know other Lutherans in their area
Cost: $10.00 per person






9:00-9:30: Registration at Zion Lutheran Church
9:45-10:30: Opening Service
10:30-11:00: Meet and Greet
11:00-11:30: Welcome and Introductions: “The Old in The New”
11:30-12:30: Small Group Sectional: 1
12:30-1:15: Lunch
1:15-2:15: Small Group Sectional: 2
2:45-3:45: Sports/Games
3:45-4:45: Sports/Games
5:00-6:00: Grill Out
6:00-6:30: Evening Prayer

Informational Letter for Churches:


Greetings pastors, parents, and youth leaders,


On Saturday April 26th from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm, Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln, IL will be hosting a Regional Youth Conference. The theme is “The Old Testament in The New” This spring, we will be seeing how important the Old Testament is regarded by the New Testament. The conference will focus on the Messianic prophecies from the Old Testament that are referred to in the New Testament, as well as the many stories from the O.T. that are used to illustrate central aspects of the faith. Special attention will be given to the continuity, and particularity, of reverence and worship in the Old and New Testament periods. Also, background about the Old Testament feasts and festivals will help the youth even more greatly appreciate Jesus’ preaching at these special occasions in His earthly ministry.  At the conference, presentations and sectionals on these and other topics will be led by local pastors and lay leaders. Also, we are intentionally planning a sectional or two specifically for the Sr. High youth who attend. During the day we will have a healthy balance of worship, learning, and fun; the first half of the day at Zion Lutheran Church and the second at Zion Lutheran School.


Jr. High Youth (6th-8th) and Sr. High Youth (9th-12th): Cost will be $10.00 a person, which will include donuts and juice in the morning, lunch, a Grill-out in the evening, and all activities. Several churches from the Central Illinois District and Northern Illinois District are already planning to attend. Please encourage your Jr. and Sr. High parents to send their children to this conference, and I would especially encourage parents and pastors to attend as well.


Chaperones: Make sure that you bring an adequate number of chaperones, at least one chaperone for every 10 youth.


Registration: Please have parents complete the individual registration form. As you get a count of how many are attending, email or call with the number of youth and chaperones attending from your church. (We of course appreciate you telling us ASAP)


If you are far away, and you cannot make the 9:00-9:30 registration time, don’t worry, you can come late, just inform us and we’ll work something out. Same applies if you need to leave early. Remember to bring completed and signed individual registration forms with you to Lincoln.


Feel free to contact me with any questions.


In Christ,
Pastor David Ramirez












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