Students “Collide” in Faith


Youth from across the conference gathered to hear youth-friendly guest speakers and musicians at the Collide gathering in downtown Houston. The theme “Sown” dovetailed with this year’s conference focus of growing vibrant, fruitful, missional churches.
During the Collide Conference preceding Annual Conference, over 70 youth and youth workers came together both indoors and outdoors. On Saturday afternoon, they played together on a scavenger hunt at Hermann Park, Saturday evening and Sunday morning they prayed together at the Hilton Americas in downtown Houston, and worshipped under the leadership of guest speaker Rev. Michael Jarboe. “Special thanks to Westbury UMC for hosting our entire group on Saturday night,” notes TAC Youth and Young Adult Ministry Director Rev. Thera Freeman. Additionally, youth participated in a series of Sunday afternoon break out workshops and the students participated in opening worship of annual conference led by Dr. Shana Mashego, director of worship at St. Luke's Gethsemane campus.  See video: