Young Armenians deepen faith at youth retreat

Young Armenians deepen faith at youth retreat

by
Lusine Melkonyan for Eurasia Region Church of the Nazarene
| 25 May 2023
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Armenia youth retreat

Community, compassion, evangelism, and spiritual growth were all in focus at a recent immersive retreat for young adults in Armenia. Over three days, 103 people came together, each wanting to explore or deepen his or her faith. 

In the city of Hankavan, church leaders provided workshops on mentorship and evangelism, sharing stories of guidance and support. Speakers challenged and empowered retreat participants, encouraging them to support others’ spiritual journeys by developing mentoring skills—discussions centered on the importance of reaching out to the “one” who may be seeking faith.

Compassionate ministry workshops and opportunities were also offered, opening participants’ hearts to better understand the struggles others faced. On the last day of the retreat, attendees launched a fundraiser for a local family facing challenges. Their collective efforts raised 46,000 Armenian drams—more than $100—a testament to their commitment to effect change. 

The retreat’s theme, “Journey of Grace,” sought to foster unity and encourage young adults attending to embrace their roles as ambassadors of Christ’s love and grace.

Local church leaders remain committed to providing ongoing support, guidance, and opportunities for growth, ensuring that this flourishing generation of young adults remains empowered to make a lasting impact within their communities and beyond.

--Church of the Nazarene Eurasia Region

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