About PCTC

The PCTC is an independently-run event. Started in 1983, the convention meets in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on or around the last weekend of February. PCTC currently draws over 1500 teens and adults for a dynamic, intense weekend full of powerful worship, dynamic speakers, engaging workshop and fun events. All this is designed to energize the faith-walk of teens everywhere and encourage them to be an active force in God’s Kingdom, and to impact the world around them for Christ.

Leadership 
PCTC is lead by an executive committee and a volunteer group of adults who meet annually in a Design Session for evaluation and planning.

PCTC Mission Statement 
The PCTC exists to motivate youth to pursue rightousness, faith, love, and peace together with all who call upon the Lord out of a pure heart.  Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22 from New International Version)

PCTC Vision Statement:
The PCTC seeks to connect teenagers in a growing relationship with Jesus Christ through Encouragement, Evangelism, Fellowship, Mission & Ministry Opportunities, Resourcing Youth Ministries, Teaching, and Worship.

The methodology of the PCTC can be further defined as follows:

Encouragement

  • Radically Living your Faith
  • Being with LikeMinded
  • Breath of Fresh Air vs Home Church
  • Having Fun
  • Getting out of One’s Comfort Zone

Evangelism

  • Opportunity to bring Unchurched
  • Methods for Personal Witness
  • Faith Decisions
  • Next Step in Christian Growth

Fellowship

  • NetWorking
  • Among Students
  • Inter-Church
  • Intra-Church

Ministry/Mission Opportunities

  • Mission Trip Scholarships

Resourcing Youth Programs

  • Tools for Sponsors
  • Sponsor Education
  • Ideas for Growth/Outreach
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Avoiding Reinventing the Wheel

Teaching

  • Practical Ideas for Living
  • Equipping
  • Bible Education
  • Resources for Personal Development

Worship

  • Varied Experiences
  • Newest Music
  • Larger Community
  • Prayer Communities
  • Engaged

 

BUDGET