Over 100 young adults and leaders attended our first ever Awake and Alive conference with people coming from as far away as North Dakota, Arizona and Indiana! We hope you will find some brief summaries and encouragements from our 10 speakers .
You can also take in the full main sessions from speakers Amber Swenson, Jim Buske and Mike Westendorf!
2018 Conference Main Session Videos
Open the Gift
From Awake and Alive Winter Break 2018 - Mike Westendorf leads the opening Session talk from the book of Phillipians. An encouragement to not just know information about Jesus, but take really open the gift of Grace that we've been given.
Are You Willing to Stand Alone?
Have you noticed the heroes of faith often had to stand alone? Joseph was alone in Egypt; David went to battle Goliath alone; Esther alone faced the king; Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo alone stood and refused to bow to an idol. Being alone is uncomfortable. But our willingness to be alone for a time, or single for a season, shows we trust God. We'll explore the challenges of standing alone and the benefits. And we'll also explore the flip side of that. Refusing to be alone often finds us living in contrast to scripture.
Oreos & Milk. Peanut Butter & Jelly. Mac & Cheese. Each one is good by themselves, but put them together — it is just better! The same is true for the church. If the church was filled or lead with one age group it would be good, but put multiple groups together — it is just better. In this session we will discuss mentorship, and how mentorship needs to flow up and down through generations. We explore what older Christians have to offer younger Christians, and what younger Christians have to offer older Christians. This isn’t one or the other, but both working together — it is just better!