The main auditorium at the 2017 GYC convention in Phoenix, Arizona. [Photo: Seth Shaffer]

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GYC 2017 in Photos

Plenaries, seminars, engaging exhibits and outreach activities offered to attendees

The annual GYC convention took place in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, on December 28-31, 2017. According to the organization’s website, GYC is “a youth-initiated and led movement of Seventh-day Adventists from diverse backgrounds, united in a common commitment to serious Bible study, intense prayer, uncompromising lifestyle, and boldness in sharing Christ with others.” Every year, GYC organizes a convention, meant to connect, inspire and challenge attendees. This year’s event featured more than 40 speakers and seminar presenters delivering messages and facilitating workshops on a range of topics. Included below are a few images that encapsulate some of the aspects of GYC 2017.

  • Gary Roberts, a pilot with Adventist Aviation in Indonesia shares during the Sabbath School portion of the 2017 GYC Convention. [Photo: Seth Shaffer]

  • YC’s choir and orchestra lead out in worship at the 2017 GYC convention. [Photo: Seth Shaffer]

  • More than 40 speakers and seminar presenters made up the lineup at the 2017 GYC convention. [Photo: Seth Shaffer]

  • Wes Peppers, Personal Ministries director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Michigan delivers the sermon on Saturday morning at the 2017 GYC convention. [Photo: Seth Shaffer]

  • A GYC attendee tries out a climbing wall in the exhibit hall of the 2017 GYC convention. [Photo: Seth Shaffer]

  • Janelle Glass, a GYC attendee, assists at the GYC booth during the organization’s 2017 convention. [Photo: Seth Shaffer]


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