What Is TEC
TEC is about relationships. From the moment the weekenders
arrive at the host church on Friday morning,
they are greeted by a combined team of
youth and adults who are there to serve
the youth who are at TEC for the first time
(weekenders). Weekenders will spend their
three days with other youth and one adult
laughing, singing, being served, and creating
Over the course of three days, six of the
young people on the team give talks on
subjects like "Who am I in relation to God?" or "What would Jesus do?"
The talks are personal witnesses of struggles
and triumphs youth have faced and how
God has worked in and through their lives.
Our Spiritual Directors give talks, spurring
conversation and culminating with posters or
skits presented by the youth. The weekend
is a progression of faith, going through the
despair of Christ’s crucifixion, and ending
with the triumph of the resurrection. By
Sunday, everyone is rejoicing in the new life
that Christ brings and are commissioned to go
out to spread God’s Word.
Southern Minnesota TEC welcomes anyone, regardless of religious affiliation, to attend a TEC weekend. Many youth come to TEC from various Christian denominations, while some youth who attend are not affiliated with a denomination nor a church...all are welcome to attend.
Southern Minnesota TEC strives to enrich the faith lives of teenagers and encourage them to dig deeper into their faith through being active in their faith communities at home. TEC encourages teens to enrich their faith through relationships,
Bible studies, and being a leader in their church.