Bluefield College Schedules Youth Weekend

by: 

Chris Shoemaker
Jan 15, 2001

Looking for an adventure in faith? Think the world needs more teens
living for Christ? Then mark your calendar for TLC Weekend -- that’s
Teens Living for Christ Weekend -- with Bluefield College, Friday
through Sunday, February 9-11.

Bluefield College’s Teens Living for Christ (TLC) Weekend is annual
event on campus that is full of inspiration, motivation, education and
adoration for area youth. This year’s three-day youth adventure will
feature a ski trip to Winterplace, a concert with contemporary Christian
singer Jill Phillips, and a variety of fellowship, praise and worship
gatherings.

In fact, response for this year’s weekend has been “incredible,”
according to TLC director Mark Oblinger, BC’s coordinator of church
relations. Reservations for housing on-campus and the ski trip are
filled to capacity, Oblinger said, but all other events are still open
and available to the public. For those who haven’t made reservations to
participate, he added, the weekend even without on-campus housing and
the ski trip promises to be inspirational.

“The purpose of TLC Weekend is to provide the youth of our area with an
opportunity to renew their commitment to Jesus Christ,” Oblinger said,
“and to prepare them spiritually for the millennium.”

BC faculty, staff and students will involve participants in engaging
worship and challenging discipleship throughout the weekend, and
Phillips, one of contemporary Christian music’s newest successes, will
highlight the weekend’s praise sessions with her Friday concert.

Phillips’ BC show is one of many of her stops on a tour to promote her
self-titled debut album. She, a singer and songwriter from Nashville,
Tennessee, was named by Contemporary Christian Music Magazine as “one of
Christian music’s newest up-and-coming artists.”

The Bluefield College TLC Weekend schedule begins with registration,
Friday, February 9 at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The Phillips
concert will begin at 7 p.m. in Harman Chapel. Day one will conclude
with a “Cookies and Cocoa Fellowship” at 8 p.m. followed by huddle group
sessions at 9 p.m.

Saturday, February 10 will begin with breakfast at 6:45 a.m. The
highlight of the day will be the ski trip to Winterplace in Ghent, West
Virginia. Departure for the day-long ski trip will be at 7:30 a.m. After
the ski trip, participants can enjoy a second TLC concert, this time
featuring singer/songwriter Andy Gullahorn, the husband of Jill
Phillips. The Saturday concert begins at 9 p.m. in Harman Chapel.

The last day of activities, Sunday, February 11, will include breakfast
at 9 a.m. followed by a final praise and worship session with Phillips
and Gullahorn, beginning at 10 a.m. in Harman Chapel.

All events are open to the public with the exception of the ski trip,
which is booked with reservations. Area church youth groups are
particularly encouraged to attend.

Admission for the Friday Phillips concert is $6 per person at the door.
The $6 fee will also provide admission to the Saturday Gullahorn show
and the joint music session on Sunday. Meal fees are nominal, but will
vary and may also be paid at the door. All other activities are free.

For more information or to register for TLC Weekend, please call the BC
Office of Public Relations at 540-326-4212 or the BC Office of Church
Relations at 540-326-4556.