The youth summit was organized by The FireHouse, the youth outreach ministry of The Potter's House church in Dallas. Two panels weighed in on the issues facing youth in today's society. A counselor, a psychologist, and two church youth leaders addressed the congregation regarding steps that parents and youth can take to break down barriers and begin to communicate with each other regarding the problems they face.
The second panel was composed of six members of the FireHouse youth ministry, including T.D. Jakes' son, Dexter Jakes. The teenagers expressed their desire for people to begin to understand who they and their peers really are and stressed that they wanted real communication with their parents. During this part of the discussion, T.D. Jakes asked how many of the panel members came from two-parent households. Out of the six teens on stage, only three said they came from two-parent households. T.D. Jakes then expressed his apologies for all fathers who had abandoned their children and their responsibility of raising them.
Musical guest, JAI, ministered twice during the event. The service ended with an appeal by both Jakes and his son for the salvation of lost souls through Jesus Christ.
The service was streamed live on The Potter's House website. Internet users also participated in the question-and-answer discussion via Facebook.
Watch the entire video from the special service below. The first part of the discussion begins around the thirty-four minute mark.
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