Speaking @ That Thing

If you had one week to speak to high school students, what would you say to them?

That Thing is rapidly approaching! It’s an honor and a privilege to have been invited to speak to senior high students for a week. The big question is, “What do I say?”

The goal is to challenge, encourage, motivate, and inspire our students to live out their faith. Rather than viewing their faith as something passive where they simply attend church services and Bible studies, the desire is to help them develop a faith that is active. We want to help build up a generation of students who take seriously the call to “love God and love your neighbor as yourself.” 

I’ve been having a great week focusing in on the journey. So far, it’s been more helpful to plan the messages together, as a whole, instead of compartmentalizing every message.

I’ve been challenged and inspired throughout the time of preparation. There have been moments when I’ve been tempted to add in an unnecessary joke or story because the students might think I’m funny. But, they won’t be fooled. And, the end goal isn’t to get a bunch of high school kids to approve of me.

I’d invite you to pray for me…during the preparations and during the week of camp (July 5-10). Ask that God would speak to and through me. Also, pray for the students. Ask that God would open their hearts and minds to receive whatever it is that He has in store for them.

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