‘Unprecedented’ Virtual ECC Youth Gathering Set for April 29

CHICAGO (April 23, 2020) – Make and Deepen Disciples will host “Unite for Hope,” a virtual, interactive gathering for youth and youth workers across the country on Wednesday, April 29.

The 45-minute event will be held twice—at 7 p.m. EST and at 7 p.m. PST. Groups can register for either time.

Youth workers are encouraged to meet virtually with their groups afterward to discuss the experience. Discussion questions will be provided by Make and Deepen Disciples.

Tim Ciccone, ECC director of youth and young adult ministry, said the national event is “unprecedented” and designed to gather, encourage, and mobilize students to action.

Due to the interactive nature of Unite for Hope, Ciccone said every person must register in order to receive text messages.

The evening will include three speakers who have spoken previously at the CHIC conference (now Unite):

  • Eugene Cho, a Covenant minister who recently was named president of Bread for the World. He previously founded and led Quest, a Covenant congregation in Seattle.
  • Megan Fate Marshman, director of women’s ministries at Hume Lake Christian Camps and pastor of women ministries at Arbor Road Church in Long Beach, Calif., where she also helps guide youth ministry.
  • Albert Tate, founder and lead pastor of Fellowship Monrovia, a multiethnic congregation in Monrovia, Calif. He also serves on the board of trustees for Azusa Pacific University and Fuller Youth Ministry Institute.


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