Tag: student ministry
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 »
Thursday Day Sessions
Let me see the hands of everyone who woke up this morning completely awake and refreshed. Anyone? Anyone at all? How about the hands of those who had to drag their fellow youth group members out of bed this morning? Ahhhh, that’s what I thought. Sleep is for the weak! Well, when I originally started writing this article, I thought all of you NAYCers would sleep in and straggle into the morning general session around lunchtime. However, y’all flat out proved me wrong!
This morning, the arena doors opened at 8:30am, and not too long after, the corridors were flooded with NAYCers who wanted to get a “jump start” on the Jump Start session. If you were one of the early birds, you were treated with some incredible entertainment … Read More »
Our next interview for NAYC comes from Jason Pearcy of Parsons, Tennessee. So, students, It’s my pleasure to introduce you to Jason Pearcy.
InsideOut: If you were stranded on a deserted island, what three items would you want to have with you and why?
Jason Pearcy: 1) A knife because every man needs a knife in every situation!! 2) A gun because you never know when you might need to shoot something!! 3) Duct tape because you can fix anything with duct tape!!
IO: Please tell us your favorite joke.
JP: A woman gets on a bus with her baby. The bus driver says, “Ugh, that’s the ugliest baby I’ve ever seen!” The woman walks to the rear of the bus and sits down, fuming. She says to a man next to her, “The driver just insulted me!” The man replies, … Read More »
As a child I was the independent kid, ready to jump out there and take care of things myself. I didn’t need help. I maintained that mindset as I grew up. Give me minimal instruction and let me soar on my own. In every aspect of my life I came to realize I had implemented the mentality of “I’ve got this…. I don’t need your help.”
From work to school to even my relationship with God, I took control, assuming my way was the best way. I cannot tell you how many times I have said, “I’ve got this,” and sincerely believed it. But just a few months ago, God got my attention in a BIG way. I never controlled my life just to be rebellious or to defy authority in my life; I simply assumed I was being smart and … Read More »
At one of the last tournaments during our senior Bible quiz season, I was convicted. That conviction came over me suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, and it still has not left me.
The experienced division was finished quizzing for the day, and we were waiting on the intermediate division to finish before we could begin the awards ceremony. As quizmaster, I decided not to waste any precious time so I asked the experienced teams if they wanted to quiz all-star style. I mixed up the teams by pulling names at random, and the quizzers who were not picked served as coaches and judges. I began reading questions, and we were all having a wonderful time quizzing in this unpressured—thus unfamiliar—environment.
When each quiz was over, I drew more names, created fresh teams, appointed new coaches and judges, … Read More »