By Staff, Baptist Message
PINEVILLE – Based on the success last year of the first-ever PreTeen Invasion, leaders anticipate 1,500 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders will invade Louisiana College Saturday, Jan. 7, for this year’s day-long event.
PreTeen Invasion is to take place inside Guinn Auditorium and on the LC grounds.
“It’s going to be a great way to start off the new year, spending time with friends and the opportunity to commit ourselves and our year to Christ,” said David Anderson, childhood education strategist for the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
Developed last year as an age-appropriate evangelism conference for children in the upper grades of elementary school, PreTeen Invasion this year has Philippians 2:15 HCSB as its scriptural foundation: Be blameless and pure, children of God who are faultless in a crooked and perverted generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world.
Landon Dowden, pastor of Trace Crossing in Tupelo, Miss., is to be the main speaker. Female vocalist Yancy is to lead worship. Illusionist Drew Worsham and the Kids Celebration also are to lend their varied talents.
“The day is going to be so much fun! All day long it’s going to be interactive and kid-oriented,” Anderson said. “They’ll be participating in activities throughout the day. Worship will be a part of that, with games as a part of worship, and Organized Mass Chaos in the open field.”
Pre-registration per child and per adult is $25/each if postmarked by Dec. 9, and $30/each if after. The cost includes a Chick-Fil-A lunch – sandwich, chips, brownie and drink. Register online at lbc.org/invasion.
Registration at the event starts at 8 a.m. Jan. 7.
“The purpose of PreTeen Invasion is to give children the opportunity to building friendships with each other and with Christ,” Anderson said. “The activities will be varied, with a lot of different stuff kids like.”
Administrative costs for PreTeen Invasion come from Cooperative Program. Event costs, from registration fees.