YC Alberta is in the history books. “For King and Country” have left the stage at Rexall Place, in Edmonton. The huge roar of the massive crowd is still ringing in the ears of over 10,000 students, leaders, speakers, and volunteers.
The sounds are silenced, buses rolled out and sleep deprived teens are posting their pics to Instagram for all the world to see. There will be a few less students than normal in classes on Monday morning.
I am a big fan of YC and Mike Love’s Extreme Dream. (Read or scroll to the bottom to see the official aftermovie of YC2015)
1. As a senior pastor I’m a big fan of what YC does for our teens. At North Pointe, 70-100 students get together on Friday nights at Anomaly Youth. When these same teens come to an event where 1000’s of youth are singing, worshiping, learning, cheering, texting, and having the time of their life they get a much broader impression of how deeply Jesus is affecting their generation.
Here’s some of the influential statements our kids heard:
“Jesus steps into our problem so we can step into our promise.” Elijah Waters
“We are not accepted by God because of our behavior, we are accepted because of His behavior.” Jeff Vanderstelt
“You were not born for the gutter! You were born for a greater purpose in God.” Danielle Strickland
“We’ve learned nothing at YC, that is NOTHING can ever separate us from the UNSTOPPABLE love of God.” Mike Love
Their song, “The Proof of Your Love” says,
“Let my life be the proof,
The proof of Your love
Let my love look like You and what You’re made of
How You lived, how You died
Love is sacrifice
So let my life be the proof,
The proof of Your love.”
Our kids will be the proof of God’s love in the schools, clubs, teams and families.
3. Rev. Mike Love and his team have shown what a consistent, courageous, concerted effort can create. YC is a multi-denominational Christian youth conference, presented by Extreme Dream Ministries. This is year 21 for YC. That’s a long obedience in the same direction.
Thank you to Jeremy Gifford and Mark Lyte our Student Ministry pastors at North Pointe and to their team of peer and parent volunteers. You are our heroes! (Jeremy and Mark, get some rest on Monday…and Tuesday if you read this because you have both days off.)
APPLICATION: Did you have teens at YC? Were you a volunteer? What was your experience like? Please leave a comment below. Thank you.
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