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Recharge Teen Conference a “Time of Our Lives”

Toby Locke, pastor of First Baptist, Horseheads, N.Y., welcomes teens to Recharge.

HORSEHEADS, N.Y.—Teens from Northeast Fellowship churches had the time of their lives at Recharge. After canceling this annual conference two years ago and holding it online last year, the Northeast Fellowship was glad to once again host the event in person.

Teens attended the conference on the weekend of their choice: March 18–19 at Open Door Baptist Church in New Woodstock and Central Baptist Church in Binghamton, both in eastern New York, and March 25–26 at First Baptist Church in Horseheads and First Baptist Church in Marilla, both in western New York.

With the theme “Time of Our Lives” from Philippians 3:13–14 (“I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus”), Recharge “emphasized a Biblical perspective on the past and the future and how both play into our pursuit of the Lord in the present,” says Brian King, director of the Northeast Fellowship.

The speakers for both weekends were Andy Giessman, executive director of Addison’s Walk Institute for Christian Studies, and Nate Cobb, principal and Bible teacher at Cortland (New York) Christian Academy.

In addition to attending main sessions with one of these speakers, the teens also attended three of six workshops addressing various times of  students’ lives, including serving God, living well in a fallen world, loosening the grip of fear, and valuing the right things.

As a result of the conference, Brian says, many teens committed to using their time more wisely and urgently, and one young man dedicated himself to becoming a pastor.