WHO ARE YOU PURSUING?
Our schools may be the ones teaching sex ed, but our churches should be the ones teaching sexual ethics. In a world of mixed messages about what it means to be human, what’s your source of truth? When it comes to life and love, it ultimately comes down to this question: who are you pursuing?
GET TICKETS NOW
WHAT: Across My Heart Youth Conference with Banner Church WHEN: Fri, Nov 12, 6 pm – 9 pm | Sat, Nov 13, 8:30 am – 3pm
WHERE: Banner Church, 1111 68th Street Byron Center, MI
WHO: Middle/High School Students and Youth Leaders
$12 – Early bird registration now thru Nov 1
$15 – At the door
$10 – Youth Group Discount (Youth Leader +10 Students)
EQUIPPING TEENS WITH A BIBLICAL SEXUAL ETHIC
This fall, we are inviting area youth groups to our first ever youth conference: Pursuit.
Time and time again, we’ve seen that churches aren’t fully equipped to handle the conversation on sexuality. Parents are turning to youth leaders for advice, and many of those same leaders are still playing catch up as our culture changes too quickly. So let’s rewind the conversation and get back to the unchanging Word of God.
Come and learn more about a biblical sexual ethic at our first ever youth conference! Will it be fun? We promise. Inspiring? Of course. But most of all, teens will leave equipped with biblical answers as they pursue God’s good design for life and love.
PURSUIT CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 12
5:30 PM – DOORS OPEN
6:00 PM – WORSHIP
6:30 PM – HOLISTIC SEXUALITY – ASHLEY GIOVANNUCCI
7:00 PM – PIZZA PARTY & ACTIVITY
8:00 PM – WORSHIP
8:30 – OVERCOMING SEXUAL SIN – ASHLEY GIOVANNUCCI
9 PM PARENTS PICK UP
*Optional Workshop for Parents 6-9PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13
8:30 AM – DOORS OPEN
9:00 AM – WORSHIP
9:20 AM – GOD’S GOOD DESIGN – AMBER IMPELLIZZERI
10:00 AM – THE PATH FORWARD – JACOB GWIN
10:30 – BREAK OUT SESSIONS
12:30 PM – LUNCH
1:00 PM – ACTIVITY
2:00 PM – CLOSING PANEL
3 PM PARENTS PICK UP
Something for the Parents too:
There will be an optional workshop for parents to attend on Friday night from 6PM-9PM while students are in the main sessions. This workshop will include an overview of what your kids are learning so you can better engage the topic of sexuality at home. You’ll get a chance to learn from fellow parents about how to address some of the most difficult conversations about sexuality, including LGBTQIA+ and pornography.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
For too long The Church has only told kids what “not to do”, and we’ve left them without an inspiring vision for what God-honoring love should actually look like. Here at Across My Heart Ministries, we want to champion God’s good design for life and love!
If you’re a parent out there, wondering if we will be giving an anatomy class lecture on the birds and the bees… let us reassure you. This is sexual ethics. Not sex education. You can imply a lot without explaining it… just think of it like an appropriately timed Hollywood cut scene. Whenever possible, we speak implicitly, not explicitly. And we always point back to God’s good design, rather than all the deviations from it.
Passionately pursuing God
Across My Heart Ministries equips young women to passionately pursue the heart of God with their whole life. That’s what purity is all about. When you truly understand that your whole life belongs to God, you want to honor Him with all of it… including your sexuality.
A few key distinctives about AMH:
We still use the word purity because we think it tells the full gospel picture of the impurity of sin and our need for Jesus Christ to be made pure.
We believe that sexual purity is for everyone because it is about more than virginity. It’s about our body and soul. So we should live with sexual integrity in every stage of life.
We believe God made men and women to complement each other, not to be in competition with one another. It shouldn’t be the “feminists versus the patriarchy”. We should be brothers and sisters in Christ, encouraging one another to run the race with endurance.
Read more about our mission
For over ten years, our team has been volunteering our time to write and speak about God’s good design for sexuality. As an official 501 c3 non-profit organization, your support means so much!