Founder and Project Manager of the Mighty Youth Conference and Youth Pastor at Seaside Family Church, Nathan van der Merwe received a vision/dream from God 6 years ago to host a Mighty Youth Conference in East London, to reach all the youth within East London and the surrounding areas. For many months he prayed about the event, making sure it was not a man made decision. After about 2 years of waiting and praying, God has definatly showed us that it is His plan.
2 years later, on Saturday 13th of July 2013, Nathan met up with the youth leader from the AFM Spitit and Life Church and asked him if he would like to come onboard to help organize the Mighty Youth Conference. Long story short, he was in Durban on the 12th of July 2013 sourcing ideas to one day be able to host the same type of conference God gave Nathan a vision about 2 years prior.
We are very excited about the Mighty Youth Conference taking place.
Purpose of the Mighty Youth Conference...
The Youth today are the church of the future, God is going to use ordinary people in dirrerent ways at the Mighty Youth Conference to reach the youth and young adults that attend the Mighty Youth Conference There is a definate demand for such a great event to take place here in East London, this event will be the first Mighty Youth Conference of this magnitude to happen in East London and it will definatly not be the last.
The Mighty Youth Conference is a joint venture hosted by the united youth of East London. The first and foremost mission of the Mighty Youth Conference is to give glory to God, eliminating the opportunity for any other entity other than our Lord Jesus Christ to get the honour resonating from this event. The Mighty Youth Conference is not affiliated with any single church or denomination. The vision of the Mighty Youth Conference is to equip the youth of East London and its surrounding areas to become actively involved in The Mission of God. We hope to achive this by preaching and modelling biblical principals and transparency that we ultimately want to impart into the youth of South Africa.
The marketing strategy of The Mighty Youth Conferecne will not be focussed around a Spiritual event, as the plan is to reach the youth that will most probably not come to a spiritual event only. Focussed marketing channels will be used and include but will not be limited to: Schools, Churches, Electronic/Social Media, Sports Clubs, Radio and TV.
In short, we pray to create a platform where the Spirit will flow to:
Let all youth to become missional minded
Make all youth aware that ordinary people can be famous for God
Workshops that equip teens to take on challenges from every day life
Touch hearts that will be committed to the Lord
There is no plan to realise any profit with this event, only to cover operational costs. If any profits exists after the event there is an allocated bank account, where the left over money will be kept for the following Mighty Youth Conference 2016.