Peoria CVB

Christ in Youth Unite Feb. 10-11 for Worship



For More Information, Contact:                                                       For Immediate Release

Corina Ferguson                                                                                         February 6, 2012

Marketing Coordinator

Christ in Youth

(417) 781-2273


Christ in Youth to host inspirational weekend at the Civic Center


PEORIA, IL - More than 1,000 junior high school-aged children will unite for the Christ in Youth (CIY) "2012 Believe: Word Tour" Feb. 10-11 at the Peoria Civic Center.  The inspirational weekend provides high-energy, Christ-centered events just for preteen youth.

The program takes place between 6:30 and 10:50 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.  Registration is at 3 p.m. Friday.  Cost for the two-day event is $69 at the door. 

During the 11-city tour, attendees will engage with musicians, artists and speakers who help create an inviting, inspirational atmosphere to worship God.  There will also be "experience stations" where youth have the opportunity to purchase merchandise, play games, jump on inflatables and take pictures in a photo booth. 

"Believe was created because junior high students need an experience that's just for them.  They learn and experience things differently than high school students," according to CIY's website.  "Believe is jam-packed with tactile and interactive experience stations, fun-filled free time and intentional small group times. Throughout the weekend you can count on digging into God's word, inspiring stories and community encounters."

For more than 10 years, CIY has ministered to youth with Jesus Christ by offering conferences, service projects and mission trips.  The group is based out of Joplin, MO.  This is CIY's second visit to Peoria.

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            The Christ in Youth "2012 Believe: Word Tour" will create an economic impact of about $66,375 and fill 295 hotel rooms in the Peoria Area.  There will be about 1,200 individuals in attendance.

            The PACVB represents an eight county region including Bureau, Fulton, Marshall, Mason, Peoria, Stark, Tazewell and Woodford. The organization's mission is to promote the Peoria Area as a destination for visitors and contribute to the economic growth of the communities they represent.


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