New Faith Church in Ottery is inviting the community and other churches to join their four-day “Kingdom Evolution” conference to showcase the youth’s dance talents and to listen to well-known guests who will speak about “the purpose of life”.
The conference will run from tomorrow Thursday September 28 to Sunday October 1.
Pastor Deon and his wife Abigail Segers spoke to Southern Mail about the conference.
At the opening service tomorrow, at 7.30pm, Pastor Mia Wright, from America will talk to the audience, and on Friday Dylon Botes, will open the evening, from 7.30pm.
Also on Friday there will be local artists performing such as Jonathan Rubain, from Hanover Park; Jason Sheldon, from Ottery; and Brandon Solomons, from Retreat.
Mr Segers said the church took a holistic approach to educating the community.
On Saturday from 9am, there will be a “son summit” which will speak to the audience about the spiritual relationship between the pastor (father) and the community (son). “There will be a roundtable where the audience can ask any questions,” said Mr Segers.
Later the afternoon, at 3pm, Ms Segers, will bring out the dancers who will be performing liturgical (or spiritual) dancing.
“We started training the youth four years ago and the junior section ranges from 6 to 13 years of age.
“After school we offer them a place to do their homework. We also offer art sessions as well as dance lessons.”
Ms Segers said she started dancing when she was 20 years old. “I now teach the children about the quality of life, for example teaching them skills so they can find out who they are and how to respect themselves and others.”
On Sunday at 9.30pm there will be a morning service and at 5pm, Jerome Campher will be talking about “finding your destiny and purpose in life.”
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