Euroventure 2018: Holy Set Apart is Theme for Youth Conference

May 7, 2018

We are very excited about what we expect to be a great week at Euroventure 2017. Euroventure is designed for students who have completed 6th – 12th grades or the European equivalents (ages 12-19 years old). Euroventure is sponsored by the International Baptist Convention and will be held 7-12 July in Grindelwald, Switzerland.  The theme for the week is “Holy Set Apart.”

Euroventure is filled with a good balance of spiritual growth, physical activity, fun and games, fellowship, and worship.  This summer we will once again offer some amazing activities during the week of camp, including canyoning, a ropes course, and hiking in the gorgeous Swiss Alps.

Please take note that we will be offering a special training time for youth workers and volunteers during the breakout sessions. We are very excited about the opportunity to have youth pastors and lay leaders from all over Europe together for a time to be encouraged, receive training and resources, and connect with other leaders.

Speakers for the week will be Ellison Tsang and Tom Hufty.

Ellison is the +Plus Groups Pastor at The Vine, an international English-speaking church in Hong Kong.  He joined the team at The Vine after serving seven years as youth minister at another international church.  Born in Hong Kong, he spent much of his teenage years in the U.K.  His vision for the groups he works with at The Vine is to provide communities where people can thrive in their relationship with God and with each other.

Ellison is married to Brittney, who is a true Texan girl.

Tom is first and foremost a believer in and follower of Jesus Christ. At the age of 17, God captured his attention, and Tom gave his life to Jesus. He has an unquenchable thirst for God’s Word and a desire to “make Jesus look good” everyday and to everyone he meets.

Tom is husband to Rhonda, dad to Zac and Mackenzie, FIL (Father- In-Law) to Nicole and D.H., and Poppy to granddaughters Emmalyn, Kaylin, Vivian, and Pearl, and grandson Jack. To say Tom is passionate about his family would be an understatement.

Tom is currently the senior pastor at First Baptist Church, Maryville, Illinois (USA). Prior to serving at FBCM, he served as vice president at Hannibal-LaGrange University, Hannibal, Missouri; and, before that, Tom served several churches in the area of student ministry, family ministry, and music ministry. Tom is the author of two daily devotional books, “Time Alone With God,” and “180°.”

For the past 21 years, Tom and Rhonda have served as the U.S. coordinators for Euroventure.

Tom’s “Best Days” are spent with family and dear friends.  He enjoys recreational activities such as golfing, skiing, beach walking, and mountain climbing.  For personal relaxation and enjoyment Tom plays the piano and acoustic guitar.

In addition to the Ellison and Tom, we will have a team of volunteers from Oklahoma Baptist University, Hannibal Lagrange University, and churches throughout the U.S. and Europe supplying leadership in the roles of small group leaders, break out session teachers, music, and drama leaders.

Euroventure is a unique camp bringing English-speaking students from nations all over the world for a camp that for so many has become a place of spiritual growth and where lifelong friendships have been formed, right in the heart of Switzerland in the middle of God’s majestic creation of the Swiss Alps.

Cost:

1 May:  260 Euro

1 June:  280 Euro

1 July:  300 Euro

Two or more family members attending save 20 Euro each.

All Sponsors pay 240 Euro.

Online registration is available at http://ibc-churches.org/events/.