Youth Bible Conference

A gathering of young people (introduced officially in October 1960), sponsored by a local or union conference or mission youth department, for a few days of Bible study in the areas of Christian doctrine and philosophy. Bible scholars and leaders of youth present chosen subjects and guide discussion, and seek to imbue the delegates with a desire to search for truth and to conform their lives to it. To keep distractions to a minimum, usually no visitors are invited. The delegates are appointed by their churches on a prorated basis. Such Bible conferences, held preferably in a camp location, which adds the ministry of nature to the adventure in the Book of the Creator, have become one of the most popular and spiritually productive of AY projects.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.