Each year God used the time at these conferences—both as a student and then later as a leader—to speak to my heart. This year was no different, but what I think made this year even more special for me was that I saw Him do these same things not only in my heart but in the hearts of everyone in our group.
Each year Momentum Youth Conference is a highlight of the summer for our student ministry. There’s something about getting away for several days that helps you change your perspective and makes you more open to what God might want to say to you.
Just like the clothes we put on in the morning stay with us throughout our day, how we clothe ourselves spiritually each day stays with us as well.
Having tasted the thrill of victory as a fan, if I’m honest, I’m still left feeling a bit unsatisfied as life marches on.
Jesus becoming man was more than just a cool social experiment of having God walk among us. It was the moving forward of God’s rescue plan.
We learned in order to live a victorious life as a follower of Jesus, we need to partner with Him. We need His power in our lives because we can’t ever have victory on our own, but we also need to strive for holiness and a partnership with Him.
There’s something really special about taking some time away from the normal routine of life and opening our hearts to what God wants to say to us. Conferences, retreats, and ministry trips like this are opportune times for students to hear God’s voice in a fresh way.
Because of the amazing grace we’ve been given by God, we have an opportunity to be dispensers of grace to others, both through the Gospel message of Jesus, and in how we live our lives in relation to others.
Our students had an opportunity to change their pace and change their place this past weekend. We joined around 2,000 other students and their leaders from all over Ohio at the Kalahari Retreat in Sandusky, OH in order to help foster a new spiritual perspective in the hearts of our students.
Imagine you had accumulated unlimited wealth and power at a very young age. What kinds of things would you do, and what would you pursue with your life? How would you spend your time? Most importantly, do you think the things you’d pursue would make you happy and bring lasting satisfaction?