“REALIGN: He will make your path straight” (from Proverbs 3:5–7) was the theme of this year’s Empire State Fellowship Youth Seminar held March 16 and 17. The annual seminars are designed to help Christian teens apply God’s Word to present-day issues.


More than 1,550 teens and sponsors signed up to attend. Four identical seminars were conducted simultaneously at different locations in the state; each featured general sessions and nine workshops. This year’s speakers were David Tebbenkamp, Mark Shaw, Toby Locke, and Andy Giessman. Teens selected three workshops to attend, taught by various youth pastors and youth leaders in our Fellowship.

A nor’easter snowstorm hit forcing one of the seminars to be rescheduled and reducing the attendance of the others by 10 percent. Although the weather was bad, God is good. The Youth Seminars were once again a tremendous blessing and success.

What an awesome experience to be in churches full of energetic teenagers committing themselves to love and to serve the Lord Jesus Christ.” shares Craig Golden, Empire State Representative. “It was an awesome weekend.”