A distinctive element of the A.C.E. educational program
is the Student Convention program. Each year, thousands
of young people from around the world come together
for regional, national, and the A.C.E. International
Convention. At each location they meet other Christian
young people and broaden their horizons. They are
challenged through the preaching of God's Word to
seriously consider the plan that God has for their lives
and to surrender to His service.
As a parent, you want your child to get a well-rounded
education. Preparation for Student Convention will help
him or her discover and cultivate God-given gifts as well
as be challenged to try new things. A broad range of
competition areas are available: academics, music, drama,
art, photography, sewing, and athletics. Students may
enter individual and group events. The uniqueness of each
child is emphasized as natural talents rise to the surface.
Stir up the gift of God, which is in thee ....
II Timothy 1 :6
You can get involved in the preparation process also.
Encourage your child to begin early and stay in contact
with his supervisor for dates and guidelines. Help him
choose competition areas that both interest him and tap
his natural ability. Encourage him to try something new,
which is a good way to discover new areas of interest
Once your child has chosen events and discussed
them with his supervisor, help him plan so that he can
accomplish his goals. Agree upon deadlines for written
work. Take a photography outing together. Consider
sewing or art classes to help your child learn new skills.
Whatever your child has chosen to do, be his biggest fan!
He will need lots of encouragement to do his very best.
Read through the Student Convention Guidelines with
your child. The school staff may give you printed copies
of the events in which your child will be competing. To do
well in the competition, it is imperative that he or she pay
close attention to the guidelines and rules for each event.
If you have questions, discuss them with school staff. They
want to give encouragement and direction on how best to
prepare for entering categories selected.
Working together on convention projects can be a
warm bonding time for your family. It will foster open
communication as your child realizes he and his interests
are important to you. Children grow up so quickly! As we
invest in their lives while they are young, we are planting
seeds that can blossom into ministry opportunities later
in their lives. Student Convention may be the catapult
that will launch your children into a life of service to
Watch highlights from last year's ISC rallies.
Also, get important information regarding
dates, locations, and guidelines for RSC and
ISC at www.acestudentprograms.com.