The Aldersgate campus of New Creation United Methodist Church in Chesapeake, Va. is holding its annual Youth Week celebration. It’s a week of teaching, worship, activities, mission, outreach and, frankly, just a ton of fun. Think Vacation Bible School for teenagers.
This will be my second straight year as the guest speaker at Youth Week, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’ve said many times that I’m convinced God is raising up a generation that is going to change the world. Events like Youth Week only serve to affirm that notion.
The theme for this year’s Youth Week is “Why Would Jesus Die For Me?” Every day we’re going to unpack that theme by learning Why Jesus lived in the first place. We’ll take a journey along with Jesus and his disciples from Nazareth to Jerusalem, stopping at points along the way to listen, learn, and experience Jesus in his historical cultural context.
Throughout the week I’ll be posting updates here on The Awesomeness Conspiracy as well as on my Facebook and Twitter pages (just use the links on the right to find and follow those feeds).
Please keep the church, the kids, the Aldersgate staff and all the dozens of adult volunteers in your prayers as this week gets underway with our opening session tonight.
It’s going to be super groovy amazing awesomeness. I can’t wait to get started!