You might be a young professional or college student (or neither) who desires to be the change you want to see in your communities within the United States and your home country in Africa. Perhaps you’re searching for empowerment and resources so that you can effectively lead your communities. You’ve come to the right place.
Every two years, the Young Adults of the African Christian Fellowship, or the ACFYA, hosts a conference designed to bring together community leaders and inspire and equip young Africans in the Diaspora to be agents of impact (this conference is NOT limited to Africans!). ACFYA serves a diverse group including, but not limited to, young working professionals and students pursuing their bachelors and post-graduate degrees.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Much is Expected,” which is based on Luke 12:48: “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.”
We asked ACFYA President George Bassey about the idea behind this theme, and about the YA National Executive Board’s expectations for this conference. He said that it will address these questions: What's expected of us Christians? As Africans? As professionals (and soon-to-be professionals)? What does it look like for us to meet such high expectations, and how do we go about meeting them?
“Our aim is to connect young adults across the country -- socially, culturally, professionally, and of course, spiritually,” Bassey says. “There's a wealth of knowledge, talent and resources among our YAs and we want them to be able to tap into all of those areas, in order to reach their potential.” Conferences such as this upcoming one are among the most significant of ACFYA activities, and the board hopes to continue their legacy.
The conference will take place from May 26 to May 30, 2016 at Hilton Minneapolis/Bloomington (3900 American Boulevard West, Bloomington, MN 55437). All young adults ages 18 through 35 are welcome to attend. We encourage all who are interested in being part of this conference to register now and take advantage of the early bird special, which expires February 7. Special room rates are available until May 4, or until the group block is sold-out, whichever happens first. We know that procrastination is a common disease; may it not rob you of these opportunities in Jesus name!
To register, go to picatic.com/acfusaya
To book your room, visit Hilton's ACFYA group reservation page or call the hotel at (952) 893-9500 and use the code "ACF".
For more information, contact ACFYA Treasurer Niyi Olayinka at (651) 353-1455 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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