The Follow Tour made two November stops, one in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the other in New Brunswick, Canada.
The Follow tour (regional Wesleyan youth conference) partnered with Bethany Bible College in Sussex, New Brunswick, and “Encounter,” BBC’s high school student weekend event. Over 300 students attended and were challenged to follow Jesus. Dr. Jim Dunn, General Director of Spiritual Formation for The Wesleyan Church, opened an invitation to students experiencing God’s call on their lives. Over 250 students responded to the call of full-time Christian vocation and a call to serve Jesus in whatever capacity they could. John Vermilya, from Kingdom Building Ministries, also served as a featured speaker. Reports are still coming in regarding the responses students made at the event.
The Follow tour also made a stop at the Kentwood Community Church (Wesleyan) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where over 300 students gathered to hear the same message of Jesus. Featured speaker Jeremy Kingsley, a speaker with One Life Ministries, gave an invitation for students to receive Christ as Savior. Fifty-three students made first time commitments and 85 rededicated their lives to Jesus. Rev. Scott Simmons, director of youth ministries for the Spiritual Formation department, gave students an invitation to answer God’s calling on their lives. Thirty students responded to a full-time ministry calling, and 62 more answered the call to serve Him in whatever profession they choose. The conference ended with over 100 students accepting the challenge of Matthew 16:24 to follow Jesus.
The Spiritual Formation Department and The Wesleyan Youth division thanks Pastor Ian Nacy and the entire staff at Kentwood for hosting the event, as well as Rev. Scott Ryno and Bethany Bible College for allowing the Follow tour to travel to BBC.
The next Tour stop is scheduled for December 29-30 at two locations: Skyline Church in La Mesa, California, and First Wesleyan Church in High Point, North Carolina. Register online at www.wesleyanyouth.com.