CSM experienced an all-time high attendance of 333 from 74 churches in Luzon and the Visayas despite the threat of heavy monsoon rains at the Youth Ministry Challenge Seminar held last August 26, 2017 at CSM building Parañaque. New CSM author, leadership speaker, and founding president of M-Zone Training Marlon Molmisa led the whole-day youth event together with his wife Monica.
"Our world is changing," Molmisa said as he showed how significant changes in society and technology have contributed to the rise of an apparently “self-centric” youth demographic. “We need to be aware of current trends and see how they stack up against the truth of God's word so we know what tactics we can use to reach the youth," he added.
Basing their message on 1Timothy 4:12, the couple focused the discussion on “being an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” To better remember their main points, they used the acronym BES: BUILD relationships, EQUIP leadership, and SOAK into doing spiritual disciplines.
The newly married couple also shared stories from their experiences: Marlon of his Christian journey, including his older brother’s role in shaping his faith, and Monica of relationships that helped her.
Marlon Molmisa’s new book under CSM, “Ang Mahalaga Bumangon Ka! Version 2.0” was also launched at the end of the seminar. Participants lined up to have their free copy of the book autographed as well as take selfies with the author.
“Ang Mahalaga Bumangon Ka! Version 2.0” will be available at the CSM Book Buffet booth nos. 21 to 26 in the ground floor of the Manila International Book Fair on September 13-17, 2017 at the SMX Convention Center, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. If you cannot come at the MIBF, you may visit www.csm-publishing.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org to order copies during our online pre-selling from September 4 to 8, 2017 only. Marlon Molmisa will sign books at the CSM booth on September 16, 2017 (Saturday) from 2:00pm to 2:30pm. See you there!
The Youth Ministry Challenge Seminar speakers Marlon and Monica talk about being an example in purity
Marlon and Monica do icebreakers with participants.
Participants post on the wall their tactics on how to reach the youth they wrote on strips of paper.
Marlon sharing his life testimony
Marlon Molmisa’s “Ang Mahalaga Bumangon Ka! Version 2.0” book launch
Book signing and picture taking with Marlon Molmisa