This fall Kingswood University welcomed hundreds of high school students from across the eastern region of Canada and the U.S. as the university hosted World Concerns Day and Encounter Weekend.

In conjunction with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), World Concerns Day addressed human trafficking issues that exist around the world. By bringing awareness to the causes and problems of human trafficking, featured speakers, Lisa Thompson of World Hope International and Micah Kephart of Poetice International, helped students become better equipped to fight against this injustice.

Encounter celebrated its 40th birthday this year. The energy-filled weekend event provided 300 high school teens the opportunity to engage in the mission of Kingswood through worship, the Word, and activities. Rev. Clint Dupin, lead pastor of Kensington Community Church Birmingham Campus (MI), spoke from Nehemiah as he encouraged students to answer God’s call to faith and service. Sixteen teens made first time faith commitments to follow Christ, and eighteen youth said “yes” to serve Christ in full time ministry.

On Saturday afternoon of Encounter, Kingswood students and high school teens participated in the annual Polar Bear Run. They raised $700 to help needy families through the ministry of World Hope Canada.

The university welcomes teens to experience our Spirit-enriched environment by scheduling a campus visit. Kingswood students are eager to share their passion for serving Christ and His Church, and our admission counselors will guide teens through the decision making process of choosing a university that best fits their abilities and calling.