Vienna, the capital city of Austria and regarded as the “City of Music”, was the host of Europe District’s 7th Youth Conference. Vienna Locale Church is one of the pioneering churches here in Europe District, led by Sis. April Tan, a fourth year bible student. This greatly awaited three-day event took place from the 24th-26th of February 2017, in Louis Braille Haus and this year´s theme was “Consecrated Generation for Apostolic End-Time Mission” which was quoted from 2 Timothy 2:20-21.
Guest speakers were Bishop Aldrin Palanca, the youngest among the Church Bishops, a dauntless Coordinator of Middle East District and a courageous Head Minister of Dubai Locale church, humble yet powerful man of God. Another guest speaker is Sis.Rachelle Ferriol, an enthusiastic minister from the Philippines, an amazing woman of God with an exceptional passion in leading the congregation in worshipping our Lord. She is also one of the brainchild of this YOUTH CONFERENCE here in Europe District.
All throughout the conference, messages had a powerful note focusing on the theme; “Consecrated Generation”. We, as the young people of the church in this generation is set apart for a higher spiritual purpose, turning our backs from the wicked principle of this world.
Delegates was also reminded regarding relevant modern issues of our time like “Social Media and The Cyber World” to use it as a tool for effective global evangelism. “Church Youth Etiquettes” was also discussed during seminars that taught the delegates on how to be an edified young people of the church. Newly set of Youth Officers for 2017-2018 had been elected too.
Another mighty exploit of Europe District´s Youth Department was manifested as they all unite for their mass evangelism during their way to Stephansplatz square, the geographical center of Vienna as they performed their flash mob while proudly wearing their Youth Conference shirt. Prior to this, the youth were placed in five mixed groups, and the gospel was preached on the trains, in different languages: French, English, Spanish and Deutsch.
This momentous event will not be possible without the persuasive administration of Pastor Violy Concepcion, the dynamic coordinator of Europe District who testified about the spiritual fruits and growth as a result of Europe Youth Conference since it was started. She reminisced all those victorious and precious memories of this yearly event.
Lastly, the success of this gathering is all because of the grace and mercy of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through the ministry of the Goodman of the House, our beloved Apostle Arsenio Tan Ferriol who always inspired us to be more consecrated and watchful all the time. As a result of this conference, there were 22 young people who dedicated themselves to the mission of God. A consecrated generation are those who are separated for God’s purpose. All glory belongs to God! Preiset den Herrn!