Archive for March, 2005
“Even when I am old and gray, do not forsake me, O God, till I declare your power to the next generation, your might to all who are to come.” (Ps. 71:18)
Answer: Five million. Question: How many young people under 19 live in metro New York?
Answer: A reality check. Question: How are they going to [...]
So you want to be involved in the Billy Graham Youth Committee? Here’s how.
1. Grow the army. To the extent we’re serious about giving 5 million young people in the Greater New York area a credible opportunity to attend Billy Graham’s “Get Real” Crusade, 787 youth leaders is a nice start for our mobilization — [...]
787 youth leaders converged on the Roosevelt Hotel in midtown for the Square One breakfast Saturday morning. Evangelistically speaking, that’s eight hundred. Youth leaders. From the New York metro area.
There are 298 public high schools and alternative high school programs in the five boroughs. Hmm. 800 youth leaders. 300 high schools. Those schools are still [...]
Billy Graham is coming to New York in June for his final crusade in the city, and quite possibly the last crusade of his distinguished career. So what? Why should you care, beyond perhaps the historical curiosity of the 86-year old, so-called â€œProtestant Popeâ€ retiring?
My friend, for one, doesnâ€™t. He’s a respected youth pastor in [...]
In November 2004, the Coalition accepted the invitation of the Greater New York Billy Graham Crusade to provide leadership for the Crusade’s Youth Committee, and Coalition co-chairs Dimas Salaberrios and Jeremy Del Rio agreed to serve the committee in the same capacity. To date, 787 youth leaders have connected with the committee.
The Coalition is a growing association of evangelical youth workers, youth pastors, and youth leaders from Greater New York that collaborate for City-wide and regional youth engagement and leadership development efforts. Since October 2003, the Coalition has grown from approximately 2o participating leaders to over 80 representing 60 church, parachurch and community-based youth agencies. A [...]
The Coalition has adopted the Statement of Faith from the Christian Community Development Association as our own:
The Lord Jesus Christ, Godâ€™s Son, redeems us through His death and resurrection and empowers us by the Holy Spirit. The Bible is Godâ€™s Word and through it, we are called to live out justice, reconciliation, and redemption. [...]
The American Bible Society has graciously hosted the Coalition at its New York City headquarters since our inception. Our meeting information follows:
The 2nd Monday of every month, 10 am – 12 pm
(except holiday Mondays are moved to the following Tuesday)
American Bible Society
1865 Broadway (Corner of 61 Street)
A,B,C,D,1,9 subways to Columbus Circle
Casual reviews of MTV, summer blockbusters, so-called reality TV, Teen magazine, or any top-40 radio station demonstrate just how far Christianity has fallen in relation to the lives of our kids. More than 50 youth leaders gathered in October 2003 at Mission America’s National Leadership Forum, to consider how we might strategically engage youth culture [...]