Awake and Alive: A Christian ministry for
the 18-25 generation of young adults and young adult leaders.
The vision behind Awake and Alive:
The heart of Awake and Alive is rooted in Ephesians 3: "And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." In our hopes for the conference and our summer group, we want to hold onto three core pillars:
KNOW the gift of Grace (Awake): The 18-25 season of our lives is one of profound growth, opportunity and challenge, especially when it comes to our identity. For many of us, Grace, even if we understood it when we were younger, becomes a more challenging concept and on that we have to continually come back to. We want you to understand this gift better.
OWN the gift of Grace (Alive) It's one thing to know information, but to really take ownership of this gift is to take an active role in what a relationship with God is all about through Christ. A deeper understanding of our need for a Savior and the overwhelming hope and joy, not to mention peace, that comes from knowing that God's Grace is for me personally.
MAKE KNOWN the gift of Grace (Advance): In the peace and joy, we don't only praise the Lord for what he's done for us, we see the world through new eyes and we see people who need the same peace, hope and joy that we have in Christ. Knowing who we are, knowing who others could be in Christ, gives us the courage to share the same Gospel story of Grace so that friends, family and people we do life with, might have that same gift of life to the full.
WHY? Because we want people to truly grasp "how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ", an eternal love that truly is the "Life to the Full" as Jesus called it, that we are all looking for. For young adults and leaders in serving this generation, this is our hope for you.