We Regret To Announce that the 31st Annual Winter Teenage Spectacular Youth Conference, scheduled for February 28 - March 2, 2019 has been canceled.
Serious threats were received by the resort & conference center that was co-hosting the event in Gaylord, Michigan. The resort has refused to share the nature and scope of the threats with the church, so we do not know exactly the extent of these threats. After consulting with our deacons, church leadership teams, and legal counsel, we have no choice but to cancel Teen Spectacular, due to the threats as well as the resort's illegal conduct in violating its terms of contract just weeks ahead of the meeting.
Registration numbers have indicated that Teen Spectacular 2019 was on track to be our largest attendance in over 5 years. The resort's cancellation less than four weeks before the conference has left the church unable to locate a facility adequate to meet the size and security needs of our conference on such short notice.
We apologize for this inconvenience, and we look forward to Teen Spectacular 2020.
Please pray for our church as we pursue legal action against this resort and investigate the threats that have brought us to this reality. We also covet your prayers as we seek to maintain our testimony for God and the gospel here in Gaylord, Michigan.