Baptist World Alliance, BWA News Release

Preparations advanced for Baptist Youth Conference in Singapore

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Preparations are in high gear for the 16th Baptist Youth World Conference in Singapore from July 17-21. More than 6,000 youth from approximately 100 countries are expected to attend.

A major feature of the conference is a series of workshops for youth, youth leaders and young adults.

More than 20 workshops will be targeted toward the thousands of youth going to Singapore. Among these are Practical Advice for Growing in Faith, The Role of Christian Youth in the Fight against HIV/AIDS, and establishing ministries through the creative arts, sports and creation care. Others will examine how to live out one’s faith in school, how to study the Bible, the dynamics of worship, social media, women in the sex trade, the environment, and peace and justice issues.

Some sessions will focus on youth telling their stories of life and ministry in difficult and sometimes dangerous circumstances.

Youth leaders workshops include Integrating Youth into the Church, Engaging Youth who are Involved in Risky Behavior, Balancing Career and Youth Ministry, Encouraging and Leading Young People in Short Term World Mission, and discussions exploring why youth are leaving the church.

Young adults will discuss Living a Life of Mission at Home, Connecting with Young Adults Outside the Church, Maximizing Ministry, and Discovering God’s Purpose, among others.

Facilitators and presenters are drawn from around the world such as India, Singapore, Nepal, Lebanon, Sierra Leone, Argentina, Germany, New Zealand, Canada, the United States and other countries.

Registration for the Baptist Youth World Conference may be done online at

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