If you thought that the International Congregational Fellowship was only for older people you would really be mistaken!
ICF Youth has been an important aspect of the life of ICF over the years and at our Quadrennial Conferences run their own parallel programme, though with opportunity for both groups to get together for various events. ICF has a wonderful family feeling to it; we share together and learn together, as well as getting to know people from all over the world - and you can be part of it.
At the last ICF Conference held in Milwaukee in 2009, we went together to watch a baseball game with the local team: The Brewers. The evening began with a barbecue in the car park before the game began. Visitors from overseas were fascinated by the fun and games taking place among the many hundreds of cars with people of all ages. Hot dogs, burgers, salad and pasta were washed down with various beverages before we joined the 41,000 others watching the game that evening.
As part of the conferences it is good to take the chance to mix with all the generations but it is also so important that us as youth have opportunity to explore our faith within our own cultures and discuss what matters to us as young people. This includes precious time of fellowship, uplifting times of worship, and challenging Bible based ministry with practical workshops.
Every event we have found that the youth from various countries build lasting friendships over the relatively short time together as we get to know one another's personalities, cultures and explore how that can affect theological understanding, and of course there is good time to chat and enjoy each other's company. Whether this is your first time or thirtieth time, you will be welcomed and soon feel at home with your new friends.
In one of our recent Conferences Christian young people from Korea treated the whole conference to a display of some of the amazing aspects from their culture.
This included taekwondo (a martial art), some very impressive traditional drumming, and exquisitely beautiful traditional Korean dancing. It was a wonderful expression of some of the best things in life that give us a glimpse into God's creativeness.
ICF Youth on facebook
ICF Youth has its own Facebook Group. This is carefully monitored and is not an open membership. Applicants that are not already known to existing members will require a sponsor or reference.
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