Students in grades 6-12 can register for THE WKND16, (formerly D-NOW) a special discipleship weekend set for March 4-6 at First Baptist Church of Eupora.
“THE WKND16 is an opportunity for growth in the heart of believers and offers the great privilege of the lost being saved,” said Rev. Travis Gray, pastor of First Baptist Church of Eupora. “It can offer an environment to young people to help them be prepared to face what the world throws at them. I encourage you to be praying for those who will be attending.”
“The theme for THEWKND16 is a barcode,” said FBC Eupora Students Minister Kevin Barnette. “Usually we use barcodes to determine what the item is and how much it cost. As believers, we have been marked by the Holy Spirit as being children of God. Whenever someone scans us they should see Christ, not the world.”
The theme verse will be Ephesians 1:13, “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit.”
Students can sign up at the connect table in the student center or by calling the church office. Registration ends Feb. 17. The cost is $30 and it will cover food, t-shirts, and other necessities for the entire weekend. There will be a detailed list of things to bring a little closer to the event. There will be a meeting Feb 17 after youth bible study to discuss preparations for the event.
“My hope for the weekend is that it will be a time for our students to grow closer as a group,” Barnette said. “For those that are a part of our church, we want to create an atmosphere that they are being discipled and challenged through events like these!”
Jon Caranna will be preaching Friday and Saturday night on the importance of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Caranna is the lead student pastor at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Pensacola, Fla. He, and his wife, Bobbie, are in the process of adopting a child right now and have lived in Pensacola for three years. Jon is originally from Gulfport.
Matt Warren will be leading in worship throughout the weekend. He is a graduate of William Carey University and currently leads worship at The Venue in Hattiesburg.
Missions is an important part of THE WKND16 and students will be able to choose from different types of service projects around Eupora, from serving in the nursing homes to sharing the gospel door-to-door will be available for the students.
Register today by stopping by the Connect Table in the Student Center of FBC Eupora, call the church office at (662) 258-3491 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This story if featured in the Feb. 11, 2016 edition of FBC Eupora’s newsletter in The Baptist Record BR Newsletter 2-11-16