STAND FIRM, STAND FAST
This summer, our church is sending a group of students and leaders to Wheatstone Ministries' summer conference, and I want to tell you about it. It's called Stand Firm, Stand Fast, and it's based on the book of Philippians.
Another thing I love is how the conference shows participants that Jesus rules over the whole world. It's not your stereotypical Christian camp. It's got art and film and live concerts and sport, and it helps you see how all that fits within mature Christianity. It helps you not be afraid of culture, and it helps you learn to worship God all the time through everything you do.
One of the best things about this conference is the high-quality small group mentoring. Everyone who comes gets a small group of 8 people and an incredible Christian mentor who really helps them make their faith their own. The mentors are incredibly skilled discussion leaders from Ivy League graduate programs or other amazing vocations... young professional Christians who love youth. They are amazing role models. They make sure every participant gets exactly what they need, and they work to empower their groups.
This summer we're going to the conference at Biola University. It's July 19-25, and students can opt-in to get 3 units of college credit, just by attending. The cost is $850 (which includes room and board and events and everything), and we have a number of ways to assist you if you have financial need. Go to wheatstoneministries.com/academy/2015 to learn more, or just get in touch with me! Thanks very much for listening.