College Conference | July 26-27
What does it look like to live as a Christian?
On the surface, it's not a particularly complex question. But ask it to people who identify as Jesus-followers, and you will get a variety of answers. Perhaps some will not give a strong answer at all.
Yet it is a question of infinite importance. If Jesus of Nazareth is who he claimed to be, then we who have believed his message have a responsibility to live in light of how he has told us to live: the good news we commit to brings an obligation to be the kind of people that Christ has called us to be. So what exactly does that look like? We live in a culture shaped by all kinds of popular moods that gain traction in a sin-distorted world. Consumerism values material possessions over immaterial virtues. Individualism values self-expression over community responsibility. To the degree these cultural attitudes (and many others like them) infiltrate the outlooks of God's people, our behavior will look less like Jesus and more like the fallen order from which he came to rescue us.
The theme for the 2019 College Conference is "Disciples: What It Looks Like to Follow Jesus." In this conference, we are endeavoring to help Christian college students and their peers think seriously about what it means to live as Christ-followers. Being a Christian involves more than what you answer on a survey about your religious identity. It goes beyond what building you sit in each Sunday at 11 AM. It spills over into the rest of your Monday to Saturday existence: your personal discipline, your routine, how you practice your vocation, how you engage with and treat other people, what goes on in the life of your mind, and what you do with your free time. We want to devote a weekend to stimulate conscious reflection on whether or not our daily lives are intentionally committed to following Christ. The teaching at this year's meeting will have these ends in mind.
The conference will start on Friday evening, and to assist in providing the necessary materials a $25 registration fee will be collected from all attendees.
Attendance at the conference is open to those preparing to enter their senior year of high school and all college aged individuals. The registration deadline is July 15, 2019. Please make this conference a matter of consideration and prayer.
If you have any immediate questions you can contact David Harris at 417-833-1529 and [email protected].
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