Tuesday, April 7, 2009

on Dare2Share

First of all, thanks for making Dare2Share a success!  Being my first experience with the conference I was super impressed with everything and I'm so thankful for how great you guys were.  
The task before us is even greater than the conference we just attended.  Now starts the hard work, the passionate learning, the putting to practice what was taught by Greg Stier and the rest of the teaching team at Dare2Share.  We must also teach those who were not able to attend the conference.  And then we must teach our friends.  We must "go and make disciples [of Jesus Christ] of all nations" (Matthew 28:19).  
In the weeks following Easter (we DO NOT have youth group on Easter Sunday--this Sunday night), we will spend a focused amount of time drilling into our brains the message of the gospel.  We will memorize the Gospel message, we will learn how to explain the Gospel message, and then we will start learning how to have conversations about the Gospel with our friends (so we're not just some weirdos shouting some G.O.S.P.E.L. acronym at their faces but people who want to respect their beliefs and teach them lovingly about our message of eternal life and forgiveness of sins and relationship with our Savior.)  
It's super important that you come out to youth group on Sunday nights.  We don't just want Dare2Share to have been "some cool thing" we did this one time, but we need Dare2Share to be the beginning of a change in our lives and in the lives of our friends.

and once again:  NO youth group this Sunday--spend a wonderful time with your families celebrating Easter and Christ's glorious rising from the dead!  And don't forget to BRING YOUR FAMILIES & FRIENDS to the Easter Sunday Church breakfast & egg hunt (at 9:30 am) & worship service (at 11:00)!!

"Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen!"
luke 24:5

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