Vision: Discover Your Potential to Make a Difference for Christ
What are you doing with your life? Do you know what you were created for? God has a vision for everyone. He sees your potential in Christ. and has given you spiritual gifts to use. He knows the impact you can make on your family, friends, school, career, and world. God saved you so you can go make a difference for His glory. This workshop will teach you the practical steps you can take to catch God’s vision for your life and become awakened to your potential in Christ.
Taking God at His Word
What are we supposed to believe about the word of God? What are we supposed to feel about the word of God? What are we supposed to do with the word of God? How can we know we can depend on the Bible? Sometimes we hear Christians admit that they don’t like what the Bible says, but since it’s the Bible they have to obey it. Should we be satisfied with that answer? The Bible can seem dull at times but taken as a whole, the Bible is the greatest story ever told, and the people who know it best are usually those who delight in it the most. In this workshop we will unpack what the Bible says about the Bible, as we learn to take God at his word.
All the World’s a Stage: Using Stories to Share Our Faith
Love Shakespeare? Want to flex your creativity muscle? In this workshop, we will use our thinking, writing, and speaking skills to share our own faith stories through drama. We begin by exploring what the gospel story reveals to us about beauty and brokenness. Then we will collaborate to produce our own original skit, and in the process, learn how to articulate and share our personal testimonies. If you want to practice creative ways of sharing the love of Christ with others, this is the workshop for you. No prior experience necessary!
Taming the Tyrannies
We want to live our best lives but sometimes the demands of school, work, parents and peers overwhelm us. We so often give into Tyrannies that deplete our souls - The Tyrannies of "Busy," "Competition," and "Comparison." What will it take to keep from falling into the Tyrannies or from feeling trapped in them once we find ourselves there? Being there sometimes produces stress, anxiety, and/or depression. Find out what signs to look for in your life that a Tyranny is present and what you can do to truly begin living your best life.
A Shift in our Perspective and Approach to Evangelism
Growing up in the church, we’ve developed a particular perspective and approach to evangelism. For many of us, evangelism was taught and modeled as something that the more mature leaders, or those who are “gifted” in evangelism, or “extroverts” do. That’s actually not true. EVERYONE has been called to evangelize— that is, to share the “good news of Jesus Christ from their particular stage of life and faith. The shift is from focusing on methodology to motivation. We’ll talk about this new perspective to evangelism as well as learn a few things about how to actually engage the world around us with our faith!
Living Freely In His Grace
Jesus says in John 8:36 “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” It's easy to get confused about what it means to live freely in God’s grace, especially when we try to live our faith influenced by the norms of our culture. What's holding us back from experiencing the fullness of His freedom? Is it possible that we also cheapen His grace without even realizing it? What does it mean to be set free especially when we are all born with sin, yet also presented with the gift of salvation? For example, as men one of the sins we might constantly struggle with is lust. How do we experience freedom and the fullness of His grace so that we experience freedom from the bondage and stronghold of this sin? In this workshop we will examine and tackle some of the spiritual and emotional aspects of living freely in His grace so that we may continually be transformed and strengthened in our faith and relationship with our heavenly father.