Youth Conference 2022
Stonecrest is looking to create an annual event where youth can come and experience Christ in a more dynamic
and fun atmosphere. We are hosting this annual event for the following reasons: The youth will meet
like-minded peers who love the Lord and are committed to living a lifestyle set apart from the world’s
standards. It will be instrumental in launching the spiritual lives of our young Christians. The conference
will also be a platform for training up our youth in the truth of God’s word. The stronger these young
Christians are, thanks to their youth ministers and conferences like this one, the greater the impact they
can have on their communities and their church.
But Jesus said, "Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these."
Covering the book of Luke, chapters 1 and 2.
Saturday, October 29
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
8-9:00: CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION
9:00: GATHER IN THE SANCTUARY
9-9:15: WELCOME, SCRIPTURE, PURPOSE
9:15-9:45: ICEBREAKER ACTIVITY
9:45-10:10: 1 ST SPEAKER
10:15 – 11:00: BREAKOUT SESSIONS
(classes for elementary students/
Interactive activity – jr. high & High
School students (Carol Hunter)
11:00-12:00: GROUP ACTIVITIES- (Bible Bowl)
1:00-1:05: GATHER IN THE SANCTUARY
1:10-1:55: BREAKOUT SESSIONS - (classes
for Jr. High and High school students /interactive activity –
elementary students (Carol Hunter)
2:00-2:30: YOUTH PERFORMANCE- SPOKEN WORD, POETRY, SONGS, GROUPS….
2:30-3:00: 2 ND SPEAKER
3:15: DAY ENDS
3:30: FREE TIME – EVENING – URBAN AIR ADVENTURE
Sunday, October 30
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
9:30-11:00: MORNING SERVICE –
KRIS BALLOU WILL BE THE SPEAKER/GUEST SONG LEADER
(YOUTH WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ORDER OF SERVICE)
1:00-3:00: AFTERNOON SERVICE
1:10-1:25: SONGS OF PRAISE
1:25-2:15: TWO GUEST SPEAKERS (20 MINS EACH)
2:40-3:00: FINAL WRAP UP – KRIS BALLOU, BRO. BARCLAY…
3:00: END OF CONFERENCE
ABOUT THE Seminar faciliators:
Warren Blakney Jr.
Brought up in the home of a minister, Warren Blakney was raised with a front row seat observing ministry work. It wasn’t soon before his observation yielded dedication to the Lord. At the tender age of 13, Warren dedicated his life to Christ and has every intent to serve in the Lord’s kingdom until the opportunity expires.
His upbringing, interest and passion for serving others, led him to become a graduate of Southwestern Christian College and Abilene Christian University and ultimately paved the way for Warren to earn the position as our Youth Minister.
Recognizing the value of establishing a relationship with Christ at an early age, Warren seeks to introduce that benefit with as many children as possible, in addition to his own two children Ryleigh and Warren, III.
Warren believes that once a firm foundation is set within a child’s life, the less likely they will be uprooted from their convictions about Christ by the time they reach adulthood (Proverbs 22:6). Warren prays that the youth ministry will be the tool that complements the training that is being executed at home.
Nicholas Brooks is one of the leading educators of our youth in the Metro Atlanta area. After graduating from the University of West Georgia in 2014 with a degree in Elementary Education and Teaching, he became an educator at Dekalb Preparatory Academy for 5 years. He is now in his 2nd year of teaching at Centennial Academy Charter School in Atlanta, GA where he continues to find new innovative ways to engage the young minds of the future and raise their enthusiasm for knowledge.
During all of this time, he dedicated all of his overtime to the Kingdom of God. Assisting with the ministering, teaching, and leading of the youth at Hillcrest COC and Stonecrest COC since 2014.
Nicholas Brooks was baptized at Hillcrest Church of Christ in 2005 and has been a devout Disciple of Christ ever since.
Kristopher Romell Ballou was born on August 16th 1992. He is the husband to Tamara Ballou and father to Kristopher Ballou Jr.
Kristopher Ballou ministers to the youth at Stonecrest Church of Christ in McDonough GA, going on his 4th year of being Youth Minister. Kris began teaching the youth in churches of Christ in 2010 while living in Savannah, GA going to school at Savannah State University and attending 50th Street Church of Christ where he was asked to lead the curriculum for the middle and high school classes for 5 years. Kris was baptized into Christ in 2005 just before he turned 13 years old, at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Decatur, GA.
Kristopher is a passionate disciple of Christ and Defender of the Faith who has dedicated much of his time over the years to serve the Lord our God in the way he believes he is called to. He credits his connection and relationship with God to his parents Raymond and Jackie Ballou, his grandmothers, Dixie Ree Ballou and Shirley Moore and his Aunt and Uncle, Lynn and Craig Smith and his Senior Minister for over 20 years Bro. Richard Barclay. His family along the way has nurtured and fueled his fire for the Kingdom of Heaven and today he hopes to be a fueling fire to every new generation of Christ disciples.
La Quinta Inn & Suites
100 Mill Rd, McDonough, GA 30253
Discount Seminar Rate: $119
When reserving a room, request the room block under “Stonecrest Church of Christ”
CALL(678) 369-0768 to book your room today!