The youth department of one of Britain’s oldest Black Pentecostal churches will be celebrating its landmark 50th anniversary this May Bank Holiday.
Over 3000 people are expected to attend the 50th Annual Youth Convention of the New Testament Church of God (NTCG), being held at Bethel Convention Centre, West Bromwich from 3-5 May.
In celebration of this special event, the NTCG Youth Department has produced a booklet/DVD, which documents how the Department has changed over the years, and special guest preachers taking part include Rev Joel Edwards (pictured) and Nerissa Dubidad.
Young people from across the denominational spectrum, as well as NTCG churches, have attended the National Youth Convention over the years, and Ruben King, the current head of the NTCG Youth and Education Department, feels that the event has played an important role in young people’s spiritual development. He told Keep The Faith, “The conventions have impacted the lives of children, youth and young people over five decades in many ways. For young people, they have been a conduit for spiritual renewal and revival, discovery of vocation and calling, and a place to give thanks to God for the blessing of another year. The Scripture says that ‘iron sharpens iron’, and every family needs ‘family time’, so long may youth conventions continue.” For more details, visit www.ntcg.org.uk