Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"Young Life rocked tonight!"

Dylan Stout, Aaron Tsang, Billie Quesenberry & Harmony Epperly in "Name That Tune" pots & lollypop style.
"Young Life rocked tonight!" said a Facebook post from a girl who just started attending Club this fall.  Last night there was a sense of fresh enthusiasm from kids after a nice little holiday break.  Though new sport schedules and holiday conflicts kept many kids away, every kid there seemed to just take an hour break away from all the pressures of school, sports, relationships to laugh, feel welcomed, and hear a great message from Emily about how Jesus is powerful, but also very personal. Jesus doesn't want to only heal and impress us with miracles, but He desires to know us and love us in a personal way.  The simple, gospel-centered messages at Club have a profound affect on many kids, many who don't know that Jesus wants to know them like that, many who have been compelled to attend Campaigner Bible Studies for the first time this fall as we've moved beyond the book of Luke and into a focus on spiritual leadership.  The semester may be winding down, but it seems like the work God is doing in the hearts' of kids is gearing up.  With another month of Club and fun plans for Campaigners all winter, we have high expectations in how the Lord will creatively bless this season! "Tis the season"... we celebrate Emmanuel--God with us!  How better to celebrate that than to tell kids each week that God is with us through Jesus Christ!