Brethren National Youth Conference will be held on the campus of the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg in 2007, according to an announcement today from CE National and the BNYC Executive Committee. The dates will be July 21-27, 2007.
This will be the first time the conference has been in Mississippi. BNYC Committee members Dave Rank and Matt Mason returned this week from a trip to the campus and reported, “The campus is beautiful, and it is the most ideal campus for BNYC that we have ever had. It is in an area where there are many opportunities for putting our faith into practice.”
The campus is about 60 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, north of Gulfport and Biloxi. The school and Hattiesburg sustained hurricane-force wind and damage during Hurricane Katrina. With much relief work still needing to be done, leaders plan to incorporate this into the conference.
BNYC main sessions will take place in the 8,000-seat Reed Green Coliseum, home of the Southern Miss Golden Eagles. The campus also boasts The Southern Miss Athletic Center, a state-of-the-art 60,000-square foot facility complete with a natatorium, and a 40-mile bike and horseback-riding trail. More information is available online at www.usm.edu.
BNYC06 will be held on the campus of Biola University in the Los Angeles area July 22-27, 2006.