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Teen Leadership Conference Director Mel Walker welcomes students to TLC 2018 on the opening night of the conference.

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PHOTOS SUBMITTED BY CLARKS SUMMIT UNIVERSITY Teen Leadership Conference counselor, Mikaela Meaders, participates in community outreach with TLC and Mission Scranton.

S. ABINGTON TWP. — Clarks Summit University recently concluded its annual Teen Leadership Conference (TLC).

TLC participants joined hundreds of students from across the country and engaged in relevant and practical biblical teaching from dynamic speakers.

The theme of the conference was “Willing” – people of influence are willing to do whatever Christ asks them to do.

The conference hosted several speakers, including Andy Giessman, adjunct professor of philosophy and religious studies at The University of Scranton; Jeff Stimpson, lead pastor at Grace Church in Powell, Ohio; Dan White, campus pastor at Parker Hill Church in Clarks Summit; Kristi Walker, veteran missionary and youth worker in Berlin, Germany and staff at CrossWay International Church; and Mel Walker, co-founder of Vision For Youth.

Students engaged in high-energy worship and pointed leadership challenges, along with both one-on-one and small group interaction experiences.

This year, TLC also partnered with Mission Scranton, a local outreach program designed to empower inner city communities to live victoriously. TLC attendees received a day of training and then headed out in to heart of Scranton to serve the children, teens and families there.

TLC is held on two separate weeks in July and is designed for teenagers who want to be leaders in their schools, communities and churches.

Next year marks the 50th anniversary of the conference.