“and that you may come to know practically, through personal experience, the love of Christ which far surpasses mere knowledge without experience, that you may be filled up throughout your being to all the fullness of God so that you may have the richest experience of God’s presence in your lives, completely filled and flooded with God Himself.”Ephesians 3 (Amplified Bible)
The world of student ministry can be an exciting, rewarding, and joyful place to be. But it can also be a place of hurt, of loneliness, and difficulty–for us as ministers, and for the students we work with! This year at the National Conference on Youth Ministries, we want to address some of the situations and issues that our students are facing, as well as the things that we face as we walk alongside them & their families in today’s world, and sometimes in our own churches.
In order to really feel the full presence of God, we know that we must dwell in the presence of the Holy Spirit, as He dwells in us. To dwell in something means to fully live in that place. God uses our bodies as a dwelling place for the Holy Spirit, and in turn, we need to intentionally dwell in His presence. Vs. 17-18 tell us that when we allow Christ to dwell in our hearts, we will be rooted in His love, thus being able to comprehend & experience the fullness of His love! What more could our students need from us as ministers than for our hearts to be dwelling in the love of our Savior…and for us to then share that love with our students!
So this year we want you to DWELL in the presence of your Father, His Spirit, and His Word. We are excited about exploring this idea with you in Daytona Beach, FL at NCYM 2021 – January 4-7, 2021!
Dates: January 4-7, 2021