Theme: The Spirit Filled Life
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit. For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
— Romans 8:5-6 (ESV)
This year we will be at The College of New Jersey.
C&C Keynote Speaker
When you think about Jesus’s life, what comes to mind? For many of us, we think about His sacrifice on the cross. And for others, we focus on His teachings or miracles or good deeds, but rarely on that fact that He modeled for us on what it meant to live a Spirit-filled life. From His first miracles to His finished work on the cross, it was all an outflow of a Spirit-filled life. Through examining the Bible together, we’ll journey together on the basic foundations of faith that lead to a Spirit-filled life as well as take a look at the things that hinder it. All in all, we want to create a space and time for us to encounter the Holy Spirit and to allow Him to work deeply in us.
Youth Keynote Speaker
Before Jesus sent off the disciples to change the world, He told them to wait for the Holy Spirit to fulfill the Great Commission. Receiving the Holy Spirit was so important that the disciples waited and prayed for a few days to receive the Holy Spirit before they preached the Gospel, healed the sick, and started the early Church. In our few days that we have together, we will study from the Bible, who is this Holy Spirit, which role does the Holy Spirit play in the Trinity, and what does it mean to live a Spirit-filled life. What does the Bible say about our life needing to be Spirit-filled and for us to have the Holy Spirit? What does the Bible say about the Spirit empowering our identity and our calling? We hope that the Scriptures will come alive to you as you learn from God’s Word, how your life may be marked by the same Spirit, joy, peace, power, courage, wholeness, and freedom that Jesus and his disciples experienced through the Holy Spirit.