We had a good weekend at BELIEVE last weekend. We were with a HUGE crowd…close to 5,000 junior high students and adults. The last few years I have come away with how well the program is put together. Not so much in the entertainment aspect, although it really engages junior high students. The way they are able to weave all the different elements together to reinforce the theme for the weekend is very well done. The team incorporates music, teaching, art, videos, humor, discussion questions and hands-on opportunities that keep pointing back to the focus of the weekend.
This year, we looked at the life of Esther and how God used her in her unique circumstances to speak for Him. The challenge to the students (and adults) was to identify our NOW moment. Esther’s moment was to stand before King Xerxes and plead for the lives of the Israelites. We were left to think about what our NOW moment might be. It was cool to hear our students talk about what God may be showing them is their NOW moment. Those are great conversations to have with students.
Pictures from the weekend will be up soon. You can view them at the church website.
The weekend also made the news in Kentucky. Check out this brief article from a Kentucky paper.