2017 Convention is April 14-16, 2017
at The Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, NC
2017 Theme for ERLTC is
“Make Him Known” based on Acts 17:23.
“For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship–and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.”
Bible Bowl will cover the book of Acts.
Welcome to the Eastern Region Leadership Training for Christ (ERLTC) website. Our youth are the future leadership of the church and it is our responsibility as adults to prepare them both for leadership within the church and in the world.
The Vision of ERLTC is putting Christ back in our culture. To achieve this Vision, ERLTC has the Mission of helping kids discover their God given talents, then helping them use their talents to serve God and mankind.
Romans 12:6 says, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us.”
These gifts are an expression of God’s grace in our lives. A spiritual gift is designed to glorify God and is made to be used. Since all talents, abilities and gifts are given to each of us by God, let’s look at the definition of a “spiritual gift.”
Definition of a spiritual gift—a gift given by God to believers for the purpose of serving the body of Christ in her mission to expand the kingdom of God.
1 Peter 4:10 says, “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in the various forms.”
We all have different spiritual gifts given to us by God. All gifts are given by God and no gift is more important than another one. Recently, I heard a sermon about spiritual gifts that gave a great example of how the diversity of gifts expresses themselves in a variety of ways.
“The Spilled Coffee Cup”
One Sunday morning, someone spilled a cup of coffee in the foyer.
- Someone with a gift of mercy comes up and says, “I’m so sorry that happened to you. Be free of all shame and guilt.”
- Someone with a gift of teaching may say, “You know, if you pay attention you won’t spill your coffee cup.”
- Someone with a gift of faith may say, “Where God empties one cup he always fills another.”
- Someone with a gift of prophecy may say, “If you keep doing that, one day you’re going to get burned.”
- Someone with a gift of healing may say, “I am praying that there will not be any physical or emotional trauma caused to you by the spilling of this coffee cup.”
- Someone with a gift of miracles may say, “Let’s pray right now that God will put the coffee back in the cup.”
- Someone with a gift of service may say, “Let me help you clean this up.”
- Someone with a gift of giving may say, “I know you spilt your coffee. I’m going to buy you another one.”
Please join with us in helping kids discover their God-given talents and prepare for leadership roles. Click on the link below to contact our chairperson for more information.