By T. Holmes, EEW News Staff
CeCe Winans' youth conference just wrapped over the weekend and according to the founder, the event was a huge success. She excitedly tweeted, "God is faithful! Transformation took place in the lives of the young people who attended Always Sisters Forever Brothers 2012! Praise God!"
According to The Tennessean, the conference drew approximately 3,000 youth, ages 12-26, to Belmont University. Demetrus Steward, one of the event planners who also helps manage Winans' gospel career and record company, said, "When we first started this conference, we thought it would be mostly kids from Tennessee, but we’ve been surprised that 85 percent of those who join us are from other states.”
This year, kids reportedly came from 27 states. There also was a group of 40 kids from Australia.
"All Glory goes to God the next generation were Transformed! They received the Baptism of The Holy Spirit at Always Sisters Forever Brothers!"
Winans has a passion to see youth come to Christ though many are falling away. According to Barna Research, 60 percent of young people ages 15-29 have distanced themselves from the church and are no longer actively involved.
Yet, exciting youth conferences, events, and faith-based activities are effectively engaging the youth, and presenting the message of the gospel in relevant ways.
However they are reached, seeing souls saved and hearts rededicated to God must be the goal. Living for Christ is "the best way to live because it affects everything that we do,” said Winans.
Congratulations to her on another successful year of ministry through the Always Sisters, Forever Brothers event.