Central Baptist Church of Buna, Texas will host an area wide one day “Worth the Wait” Conference on Saturday, Oct. 8. Conference registration will begin at 8:30 a.m., and the conference will begin at 9 a.m. All area teenagers from the seventh through the 12th grade are encouraged to attend. Each person attending will need a signed permission slip from their parents. Many area churches are planning on bringing large groups from their respective churches.

The main theme of the conference is “Know.” Three general sessions will be centered on this theme. Session one will be “Know God;” session two “Know Yourself,” and session three “Know the Situation.” Tim Ramsey will be leading each of these sessions. Tim is a well-known youth speaker who serves as associate pastor of Fellowship Church in Huntsville, Texas. Music for the conferences will be led by the Micah Tyler Band. Micah Begnaud and his band of Will Gallagher, Caleb Johnson, Daniel Begnaud and Haley Warren have led worship in many youth events for the last six years. They recently released their first CD called “Better.”

Two “break out” sessions will occur in-between the general conference sessions. These sessions will be led by April Anderson, Jennifer Sigler, Cody Hogden, and Jared Hollier. Each of these sessions will address such issues as sexual pressure in today’s society and ‘what you don’t know can hurt you’ — as well as how a teenager should handle technology and social networking in an appropriate way.

April Anderson is a former band director and has a ministry called “Armed and Virtuous.” This is a ministry dedicated to promoting abstinence until marriage. Jennifer Sigler is a nurse practitioner at Southeast Texas OB/GYN in Beaumont. She has great knowledge of the possible physical consequences of premarital sex. Cody Hogden is a former student minister who now leads a ministry for high school and college students in Bridge City called “The Refuge.” Jared Hollier is senior pastor at Peachtree Baptist Church in Jasper, Texas. His humor and charisma has made him a popular speaker at many youth events.

The conference will conclude at 3 p.m. The cost is free, and a hamburger lunch will be provided for each participant. If additional information is needed, call the Central Baptist Church office at 409-994-3641 or e-mail Central’s student minster, Scott Hawk at hawkminstry@gmail.com.