“We hope that through this weekend of events our youth can see more of who God is and what He has prepared for them,” said Kim Clark, spiritual development director. “We do this through a concert, where people are using what gifts they have been given to glorify God and small groups where we can address pertinent topics.”
The event kicked off with a concert featuring Bus Seven, A.H.M.A.D.D. and Puntin as well as several youth from the Waco campus performing. Saturday’s sessions included guest speakers as well as the Spiritual Development staff covering topics such as knowing God and growing in faith. The youth were able to ask questions of our guests and ministers that dealt with daily life and what that looks like when trying to live a healthy, mature, Christ-centered life. Between sessions there was a senior luncheon to provide a time of encouragement, support and motivation to our upcoming graduates.
Ahmad Washington, spiritual development minister, said, “REcreation weekend was packed full of real, righteous and relevant teaching that touched many of our youth in both personal and powerful ways.”
Clark added, “We hope to address the youth’s concerns in light of a knowing, loving, forgiving and ever- present Christ. We want our youth to understand that they are known by God. He truly sees them and each of their struggles. He loves them unconditionally through all of these and He is the only one that can provide for them the self-confidence, strength and wisdom to navigate this life.”