Following the success of the 2012 WELS International Youth Rally in Tennessee, the youth rally committee has begun planning for the next rally in 2014. Scheduled for June 25-28, the event will again be held at the University of Tennessee—Knoxville. Youth rally planners decided to return to the same venue due to the excellent facilities, expansive recreational fields, and the many excursion opportunities in the area.

The theme for the 2014 rally will be “No Fear,” based on Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid.”

More than 2000 teens and leaders attended the rally in 2012. One attendee, Jonah Jahns, age 15, says, “The University of Tennessee campus was perfect for the youth rally because it was great for meeting new people, having recreational activities, and worshiping together as a group . . . I would definitely want to go back to the University of Tennessee again for another rally, and I know my friends in my youth group all feel the same way. It was the best week of my life.”

Watch for more information in the coming months online and in your congregations.