Awake and Alive

 
 

2016

Check out the main sessions from 2016!

All of our message and recap videos are online.  We hope that these can be an encouragement to you as you navigate through the ups and downs of the college years.


January 2016 - "What Gives You Joy?" - What are you going to do with your life?  What's your major?  When am I going to be able to move out of mom and dad's basement?  When am I going to find the right person?  Ever ask yourself these questions?  They aren't bad questions in and of themselves and for most of us in the 18-25 time of life we have asked these many times and may continue to ask them even after we get out of the college years.  But they come with a lot of pressure, a lot of weight and often times, a lot of frustration.  At the Winter Break event, we want to help you deal with this pressure by asking you a better question "What Gives You Joy?"  We will give you some ways to look at your future by examining our past experiences as a way to help us look forward with a new perspective.  Perhaps most powerful of all will be a look at what gives God joy and how you can be a part of that as well!

June 2016 - "Ultimate Authority" - We all have opinions and we all have basic rules that govern how we are going to live and treat each other, what we believe is right and wrong and how to live out life.  But what is the foundation for making those assessments and those judgements.  What forms the basis for the ultimate authority of how we live out our lives?  In this session, speaker and author of books and videos on the topics of creation, evolution and the authority of scripture, Jay Seegert, gives a brief look into the importance of the Bible as the ultimate authority in our lives as the living word of God.  A God who cares that we would experience "life to the full" and whose rules for living in this world, ensure a close relationship with Jesus and a hope that outlasts the few years of life on earth.

This session also includes a Q and A from the audience as well.

July 2016 - "Relationships - Male, Female and God"  - The Bible and popular culture seem to be at significant odds when it comes to the roles of men and women when it comes to dating and the marriage relationship.  Is it possible that the "no fun" God had it right when it comes to how men and women best function in a close relationship?  Author Amber Swenson gives a simple, yet powerful talk on the importance of understanding these roles well so that you will see blessing instead of brokenness in your future relationships with a possible spouse and certainly with the God who loves you, created you and knows YOU so well!

August 2016 - "Loving Without an Agenda"  -  You can't be a person living in 2016 America and not feel as though most of your life you're being sold to.  Advertisements on TV, radio, iPhone, browser... it's constant and it's nonstop.  In our social media driven world we have a strong desire to make our beliefs known and to convince others that we are right and yet it seems as though we live in one of the least trusting cultures in our history.  Christians struggle with this too, wanting people to know Jesus, wanting people to have heaven and not hell, wanting people to "act right" and "stop sinning", often makes the Christian very frustrating to people who don't know the bible, seeing primarily a pious, annoying person.  Pastor Kelly takes some time to encourage Jesus followers to consider loving people without an agenda and what walls that can break down and what opportunities can arrive when we spend more time listening so we can help others see the Jesus of the bible.

Check out the main sessions from 2015!

All of our message and recap videos are online.  We hope that these can be an encouragement to you as you navigate through the ups and downs of the college years.

- See more at: http://awakealive.com/2015/#sthash.WrfzK5bW.dpuf