Disciple Now Weekend (Dnow) is April 15-17. The cost is $20 a student. I wanted to take a moment and fill you in our theme for this year, and to also ask you to begin to pray for us as we head into this meaningful time in the life of our student ministry.
People who study this generation of teenagers and young adults note a craving for realness. The buzzword “authentic” is a buzzword for a reason. Teenagers want the things that matter to them to be real. They want authenticity in their relationships as well as the brands they follow. They want the experiences and encounters they have to be what they are supposed to be.
But are they asking the same questions of their faith? Are they willing to ask what an authentic relationship with Christ looks like? We believe they are, and our upcoming DNow weekend is going to focus on helping them answer this question.
Our theme will be “Follower: Living An Authentic Faith.” Through it, your teenager will be:
- Introduced to the concept of “following” as the true foundation for their faith-relationship with Christ.
- Define what it means to practically follow Jesus in their day-to-day lives.
- Reminded that following Jesus is not without its cost.
- Encouraged as they commit to pursuing an authentic faith with Christ.
- Empowered to make real change in their lives.
After the DNow I will post a follow-up that will equip you with two key pieces of content:
- A guide to inform you of the topics we’ll be covering in our Small Group sessions
- Some questions for you to utilize in following-up with your child, reinforcing what he or she will have studied
Studies show that you are the most influential force in your child’s life as it pertains to shaping his or her spiritual identity. My goal in these updates is to equip you to help continue and build on the process we will have started during our DNow Weekend.
Please be praying for our ministry, your child, and your child’s friends as we challenge them with this relevant, timely message from the Bible.
What is a Disciple Now (DNow)?
Disciple Now is a weekend event in host homes. At the host homes our students will be led in Bible study by college aged leaders. It is always a great time of encouragement for our students and those who host them.We will have joint worship services, games, and community service projects with other youth groups from the Lake Area.
How can I help?
- Host Home – Host students from our church.
Host a group of 7th-12th grade boy or girls and college aged bible study leaders in your home. You need to provide space for them to sleep. Students will come prepared to sleep on the floor with sleeping bags and pillows. You are also agreeing to provide breakfast and lunch on Saturday and other snacks. Although you may be able to find someone to partner with you in providing food.
- Food Partner – Help host homes with food.
You are agreeing to partner with a host home to provide food for our students. You can coordinate with your host home or provide funds for us to buy food for them.
- Transportation Partner – Help transport kids.
You are agreeing to partner with a host home to provide transportation for the weekend to and from the host home to the church. Friday night, some on Saturday, and to the church Sunday morning.
- Prayer Partner – Pray, pray, pray!
Please commit to pray this weekend that God would transform our students into committed followers! Pray now through April!
Adults: Drivers, Host Homes. Background check,
Please drop off Students on Friday April 15 at 7:30 PM. Worship will begin at 8 PM. We will meet in the Epicenter(Hydrate Youth Room). Students will need to be picked up at Trinity on Sunday after the 11AM service.
What to Bring:
- Clothes for 2 days, Swimming Suit for Saturday’s lake day!
- Sleeping Bag & Pillow
- Towel & Toiletries
- Snacks (Optional)
It’s gonna be a great weekend! Please be praying for our ministry, your child, and your child’s friends as we challenge them with this relevant, timely message from the Bible. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 352.473.7261