So we just finished an exhausting and fun weekend of Disciple Now + Student Life Conference here at Temple. As a middle/high school student, these type of events had a major impact in my spiritual development. I vividly remember going to my first Student Life Conference as a ninth grader. Louie Giglio was the speaker and he talked about worship – about how all of life is worship of something. Disciple Now’s were a means of God’s grace in my life as well. I was pushed and challenged so much through these weekends by getting to spend time with an older, “cooler” guy and observing how he was walking with God and growing in the faith.
Now that I’m on the other side of things, acting as a leader, it’s heavy to think about the impact that I could potentially have on a student’s life. God is obviously the one who works in the hearts of students, but he did so in my life many times through D-Now leaders. I hope and pray that God spoke through me and the other leaders this past weekend.
The theme of the weekend was Live Love, and to all of you who gave your weekend away hanging with students or helping with the conference you did just that. You lived love. Thank you. You’ll never fully know how God chose to use you, despite your inadequacies, for His amazing plans and for His glory.