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Manifesto: The Amazing Next Conference

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We believe in this generation.

Many have written them off, but we believe.  We believe they can actually live this thing out.  And we are not naive in thinking that this world is an easy one to grow up in.  But we know that they are dying for a life worth living.  So we want to help get them ready!

We are about the Heart & the Head

There are not many places or times where students can be challenged both intellectually and spiritually.

So we’ve decided to do something about that.

As youth workers we have always been searching for a place where both can occur.  A place where students can grapple with the big questions of life and see how the gospel rings true, while at the same time encountering the power and presence of the living God.  We don’t think these should be mutually exclusive and we know we aren’t alone in thinking this.

We feel you.  We are you.

It’s been frustrating finding a more holistic approach. We long for students to experience the Holy Spirit’s work of transformation more fully and we believe they are ready for it.

That’s what the Amazing Next Conference is about.

We provide a space for students to experience God emotionally, sensorily, and intellectually within the context of community.  We are open to their questions and believe that we can and should teach our students how to think and how to ask great questions.

We want to empower them to better engage their culture with the Good News of the gospel of Christ.

And this news really is good and it is for them.  Not when they’re older, not when they’re more mature, not when their hormones aren’t raging.  But NOW.  The gospel is a beckoning call for them to join this ragtag group of misfits who are salt-seasoning that brings out the God-flavors of this earth.

And we believe in youth workers.

That’s why there will be training for your whole leadership team throughout the conference. Plus we’ll be handing them the resources they need to continue the conversation.

Ultimately we, like you, long to see a movement.

A movement of young people who are ready to step into the Amazing Next.  They are wide open to the work of God in their lives and ready to live life to the fullest.  That’s our prayer, to help develop and create young activists and to see the germination of a sustainable faith that thrives into adulthood.  That our youth will be like the sons of Issachar, who understood the times and knew what they should do
(I Chronicles 12:32).
So are you ready?  We are.  Here is the next step:
Experience The Amazing Next.

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