As i’ve been praying and dreaming as we enter this new year that is now upon us, I really feel that God gave me a word for this season. Isaiah 42:9 says, “See the former things have taken place and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” I truly believe that God is going to take this ministry through a year of “new things.” I believe as we chase after Jesus we are going to see new doors open in schools, new people reached for Jesus, new student leaders and revivalist on their campus winning their friends to Jesus.
I shared last week at the vine that the gospel demands a response. That when we encounter Jesus we experience something that will NEVER leave us the same. I challenged our young people and I challenge you now as well. If the gospel DEMANDS a response, and it does, then how are YOU responding? Is your response that of Andrew in the bible who encountered Jesus and the FIRST thing he did was run and tell his friend that he had found Jesus?
This year if we are truly going to see a move of God, its going to be through radical young people who say I don’t care what I look like or what it costs, i’m doing to grab the hands of my friends and lead them towards a life changing God. There are roughly 18,000 young people in high schools in our area. 365,000 teenagers in oregon. The time is NOW. There are broken, hurting, lost people who need Jesus. We have to preach a message that says come with ALL of your junk to the God who loves you despite all of your “stuff”.
We have some super exciting things coming up at the vine! This school year is going to be packed full of jammin stuff. Don’t miss out on whats happening! Get out of your box, invite your friends and lets see peoples lives impacted! Here are a few things coming up…
- Tomorrow night at 6:30PM at the family room, Cathryn Brinkman who is 1 of 7 people in the book resound just launched, will be sharing her POWERFUL story of what God did in her life. Don’t miss out on this! You will want to bring all your friends to this. We’ll also be BBQing after!
- Friday October 14th is the LOCK IN at the vine. We’ll have a live concert, lots of food, prizes and games going through out the night. At mid night, we’ll be busing everyone to a surprise event. You’ll receive a discounted price if you sign up AT the vine on any wednesday night leading up to October 14th. This is going to be rockin!
Make sure and get to church at resound on Sunday mornings as well! A thriving church is full of young people in the front row at church!
lets do this,