Cody Robertson, youth minister at First Baptist Church of Eupora, said FBC Eupora will be partnered with multiple churches and will not hold services in Eupora. D-NOW will be Feb. 10-12.
“We plan to spend Saturday afternoon involved with mission work, intentionally reaching out to areas of poverty in Choctaw and Webster County,” Robertson said. “With a large number of churches involved, we can expect everything to be done on a larger scale. Worship service, recreation, even eating will all be done with every church that is involved.”
While the D-NOW Weekend has typically been within one church or county-wide, this year, Webster County will be partnering with Choctaw County churches.
“Students will be able to meet other youth in the area and will be encouraged from knowing that there are others striving to make God’s name known in their high school,” Robertson said. “Partnering with other churches also allows for the D-NOW to feature more well-known speakers and bands, without increasing costs.”
This year’s guest speaker will be Landon Dowden, lead pastor at The Church at Trace Crossing in Tupelo. Dowden is also the author of Exalting Jesus in Ezekiel. “With the firm belief that the Gospel is the only hope for aligning our lives with God’s Word, Landon is firmly committed to verse by verse exposition of the Bible, because ‘nothing is better for God’s people than God’s Word,’” according to the biography of his book.
Dowden and his wife, Tara, are the parents of Arabella, Adalaide, Adoniram and Alastair. “Leading and shepherding his family is a great priority to Landon, as is making disciples through preaching, mentoring, biblical counseling, and through living life together in the power of the Gospel,” according to the biography of his book.
“Landon Dowden is a genuine communicator and connects extremely well with students,” said Robertson. “I first had the opportunity to hear him speak when I was a student at Mississippi State., He spoke at one of our retreats for the Baptist Student Union. Landon has a way of capturing the attention of every person in the room, while delivering the truth of God’s word fearlessly.”
For more information about D-NOW Weekend, contact Robertson at FBC Eupora at (662) 258-3491.
See this story in the February 8, 2017 edition of The Webster Progress Times and The Choctaw Plaindealer.