This weekend, over 123(ish) students in the Eastern Carolinas (including 15 from CofC) area are headed to South Myrtle Beach for our annual Spring Conference (Feb 10-12).
The purpose of our conference is to help students see the big picture of God at work on their campuses and how they are uniquely called to be a part of that work. We want students to have a sense of mission every time they set foot on campus. We want them to believe that God owns every bit of their campus and that they have a role in renewing the campus.
I, along with the Eastern Carolinas area staff, are in need of your specific prayer support for this weekend. And of course I will tell you know how the Lord answered your prayers later this month.
First, you can give thanks already to the Lord that we have had well above the number of students we anticipated register for the conference. And most of them well in advance of the deadline!
Please pray for students throughout this week: that the Lord would prepare their hearts for what He has in store for them this weekend. Pray for protection from any attack from the enemy.
Pray for staff to have holy creativity as they prepare talks and activities. Particularly lift up Allison King and Adam Gilbert who will lead us from up front during our large group sessions. Pray the Holy Spirit will move both in our large group sessions as well as in our track times throughout the weekend.
Pray we maintain good relationships with the hotel that is hosting us and are a blessing to them as well.
May students feel freedom to express themselves in musical worship, even those who have not previously experienced this freedom.
We are hoping that a number of folks who are not yet Christians will be with us this weekend. Pray that they will take the risk to say yes to joining their Christian friends for the weekend.
Pray that all the logistics of our weekend of the weekend will come together: that track rooms will be adequate, for meals to go smoothly, for no registration or housing glitches to occur.
Requests for tracks:
Collide is a track designed to help people explore brokenness and restoration from God’s perspective. We hope this is the track that most of our non-Christians land in. Pray for student to be open and honest and that the gospel would be boldly proclaimed here.
Connect (missional prayer): May students learn to hear the Holy Spirit and be inspired to pray for revolutionary things and lead others into these types of prayers. Also pray the all track prayer time on Sunday morning is guided clearly and all the students would feel freedom to engage in the time.
Impact is our leadership track. In this track we hope to counter some of the negative images of leadership that students may have experienced and call them to leadership that is God centered. Pray that students who participate would gain a new understanding of leadership and leave willing to lead their peers in fulfilling God’s mission on campus.
Worship (lead in musical worship through the weekend): The worship team is made up of students from various participating schools. They really serve us by leading. Pray that as they bless the conference by leading us in worship the Lord too would bless them.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support. This week I will specifically be helping with everything from registration to leading a small group to running the book table to Emceeing the open mic night to leading the hands-on experience part of the Collide track… plus whatever else comes up. I, along with the rest of the staff, greatly covet your prayers.
Keep your eyes out for a newsletter next week!