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Anointed to Do What?

Posted by Olivia Dummer in Inspirational, Olivia Dummer. No Comments

4th September

I’ve been reading through the book of Isaiah as of late and have been caught by the power of the passages in a way I have never been before. One of the chapters that reached out and grabbed my attention was Isaiah 61, a chapter my Bible summarizes as “The Year of the Lord’s Favor.”

Before I go to the actual verses, I must admit that my perspective of the church and what we as Christians were responsible for began shifting by the time I was finished reading through verses 1-7. For the sake of keeping you invested, I won’t post the entire passage, just a couple of key verses, but I encourage you to look this chapter up and read it for yourself.

Isaiah 61:1, 3
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to … Read More »



Interview with a Student Pastor: Aaron Holloway

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3rd September

Our next interview is with Aaron Holloway from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is the student pastor of Kinetic Student Ministries at the Pentecostals of Lafayette.

InsideOut: What do you get when you go to Starbucks? Aaron Holloway: Those frozen coffee things!
IO: If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
AH: Teleportation! I feel like there are so many places I need to be, and I could save so much time if I could just teleport! Sigh.

IO: What’s your youth group’s favorite restaurant?
AH: Little Caesars Pizza in our building:)

IO: Xbox 360 or PS3?
AH: PS3

IO: Mac or PC?
AH: Mac

IO: What has been your most useful resource for student ministry?
AH: My pastor

IO: What’s your favorite scripture?
AH: Daniel 1:8. I love the Book of Daniel!

IO: What’s your favorite moment as a student pastor so far?
AH: It’s impossible to narrow it down to … Read More »



NAYC13 Friday Night

Posted by admin in 2013. 3 comments

9th August

This is it. This is the final night of an impactful and life-changing conference. We’ve stayed up late, we’ve #quizzered, we’ve hit up all the booths, and stocked up on our NAYC gear to wear for the next two years. The final service is here. On Wednesday, Bro. Shay Mann spoke more #NAYC13Truths than all the #NAYC13Rumors combined. We left knowing that we are the only ones who can answer for ourselves. On Thursday morning, our cell phones became silenced in comparison to the sound of God’s call. His call began to overpower the congregation when Bro. David McGovern imparted to us: “Above All…the Call.” And that call of God extended to an altar call of young people on Thursday night following the message of Bro. Tim Gaddy. But the 18,000+ didn’t just come running to one altar, they came … Read More »



NAYC13 Friday Day Sessions

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9th August

The NAYC Friday morning events are all together a force to be reckoned with. There is much to be said for fluidity that only the anointing can bring.

The morning was started with a 9:30AM Jumpstart session filled with the most dedicated of souls. It’s a great way to start the morning, lots of upbeat music and crowd involvement, even a little bit of rap if you’re lucky. After the jolt, the energized young adults were sent off to their individually chosen spilt sessions.

Today there were four sessions to choose from, each of them offering a truth and relevancy to the attendees. Brandon Shanks spoke to the teens with the title “Boots on the Ground.” Nathaniel Rios spoke to the Youth Workers, Seth Simmons addressed the Hyphen Young Adults, and Jerald Staten wrapped things up with the Young Ministers.

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NAYC13 Thursday Night

Posted by admin in 2013. 3 comments

9th August

“Three Altars”

Another day of North American Youth Congress has come and gone, and God is working in so many ways on so many lives. With the expectation going into each event, it would be almost impossible to sit by and not be changed just by being at NAYC13. You see, Youth Congress is more than a social event; it is a revolutionizing agent used by God to change the lives of this generation and those around them.

Tonight, in the North American Talent Search students showcased their abilities through the worship arts. Such activities included worshipful piano pieces, spoken word, and painting, just to name a few. The students offering their gifts back to the service of God is the norm here at Youth Congress, and it doesn’t only happen in the talent search. For instance, there were two confirmed … Read More »






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