The primary focus of the National Talent Quest Ministry is to give our youth the opportunity to discover, develop and deploy their God-given talents and acquired skills for active ministry in fulfilling the Great Commission and thus glorifying God. This is a part of the renewed emphasis on spiritual gifts in our church.
The secondary focus of the ministry is to provide a vehicle for the training of our youth in the following areas:
1. Discipline To compete and win on local, district, conference, or national level requires discipline to practice, practice, practice; discipline to be on time; discipline to memorize; discipline to work hard and do your very best.
2. Sportsmanship To compete against your friends requires the development of true sportsmanship: the ability to win with humility and charity, to lose with grace and dignity, and, if defeated, to rejoice with the winner and be glad for them.
3. Christian Values Each competitor must present talent which is "Christian" in its content. It must contain a "God-honoring" message or theme. This requires time evaluating and understanding the significance of a presentation.
The CEM Department has a goal to provide resourses and to disciple workers for God's Kingdom. We will strive to assist you and your church in any way possible to make sure you receive the resources and support that you need to effectively reach those that you strive to lead to Christ and to minister to on a weekly basis. Not only do we work to provide resourses and discipleship training, but we also head up many ministry events to provide opportunities for your church to join with other churches in the Conerstone Conference in ministry and fellowship. National Talent Quest-Cornerstone 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Contestants. How to Become a Participant Questions/Comments? Cost Location Times Themes Talk to your Pastor, Youth Director or Talent Director today about being a part of Junior or Teen Talent Quest. Download the 2009 Talent Registration form and submit the completed form along with the registration fee to Cornerstone Conference Talent Quest; PO Box 150; Browns Summit, NC 27214 before March 21, 2009. You may contact Meredith Crary in the Cornerstone Conference CEM Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 877-367-9622 x. 11 for questions or comments that you may have in regards to Talent Quest.