Mid-America Middle School Student Leadership Conference—KY
September 29, 2017
Sand Springs Baptist Church, 1616 Harrodsburg Road, Lawrenceburg, KY
About the Speaker
TAKING A STAND FOR FAITH & FREEDOM
Michael Furchert grew up behind the Berlin Wall and brings an inspiring message of hope, faith and freedom to America. Throughout Nazi Germany, World War II and Communism, his family overcame great odds to follow Christ under totalitarian regimes refusing to let life's circumstances keep them down. As a student Michael took part in the Peaceful Revolution of the East German churches that brought down the Berlin Wall. Traveling across the country, Michael shares his family's incredible story of trials and triumph and his nation's dramatic history of raising from oppression to liberty. He challenges audiences of all ages to take a stand for their faith and freedom, to trust in God's promises to overcome and to live out the Gospel in ways that will impact lives, transform societies and even change history.
Friday check-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Please eat breakfast on the way!
The first session begins immediately at 9:00 a.m. It is important to be on time!
Last session ends at 2:45 p.m. Pack cars and be on the way home by 3:00 p.m.
|Cost:||ACSI member schools: $35 per student, $25 per sponsor|
|Non-member schools: $55 per student, $45 per sponsor|
- Challenging general sessions
- Group time with your own school sponsors
- Group time with students of like interests
- Team-building activities
- Great food
What to bring:
- Bible, pen or pencil
- Casual clothing: jeans, sweatshirts, athletic shoes, etc.
- A great attitude!
How to Register
Questions: Please contact the Student Activities Coordinator
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