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Thursday, April 02, 2015
The Pursuit 2015 - Begins Tonight at Redeemer!
For many years, we have been involved with Catch the Fire’s Freshwind youth conference in Toronto, to which we have taken our students, and in recent years, have hosted the conference at our church via live webcast. This year, we are hosting our own conference, the first annual Pursuit youth conference. We are excited to welcome all 6-12th grade students for an awesome weekend. Trevor Robinson (our Youth Pastor) and the Redeemer Youth Ministries’ team are leading the conference, as well as hosting several local speakers (details below). The conference will begin on Thursday evening, April 2, and end on Saturday night, April 4.
Our mission and goals for the weekend will be outlined at our parent meeting (March 26 @ 6 P.M.). We encourage all local parents to attend—bring a smile and plenty of questions. If you miss it, here is a brief summary:
We are committed to encouraging relationships with Jesus through a community and atmosphere focused on Him. Our hope is for our youth to experience God’s loving presence in a way that powerfully transforms their hearts and lives.
Any student(grade 6-12) is invited to attend the evening services (THUR/FRI/SAT), free of charge. They will run from 7 P.M. until 10 P.M.You do not need to register for the evening services.
Redeemer studentsare staying overnight Thursday and Friday to keep our focus on community. We are providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which is covered in the tuition of $25. We have modest sleeping accommodations. See the suggested packing list and schedule on the backside for more information. Make sure to register and get your payment in early.
All other students(local or out of state) who wish to attend the full conference must register and may apply for our sleeping accommodations. We have limited space and cannot guarantee a spot for everyone. After completing your registration, we will contact you within one week. If we are unable to accommodate your student(s), you may seek out other local accommodations (we will be glad to help you find a hotel). We cannot chaperon your student(s) at a hotel nor provide transportation to or from it. However, we will provide lunch and dinner (covered in a reduced $15 tuition for the weekend) so that your student(s) can stay within our building throughout the day. Local parents may drop their student(s) off in the morning and pick them up in the evening (details will be emailed). Additionally, we understand that out-of-state parents may want to pick up their student(s) from the conference earlier on Saturday. Please arrange this with us before the conference.
Registrationis due on Monday, March 23. You will receive a confirmation email within one week of registering that will contain your parent permission form and any other relevant information. Register online here: http://goo.gl/forms/tNW7jc8E4M
Payment ($25/student)is due on Thursday, March 26, by cash or check payable to Redeemer Fellowship Church (put “Youth Conference” in the memo). Out-of-state students may mail their payment and parent permission form to the church—address below. We must receive your payment, via mail or otherwise, by the due date. If you are unable to meet this deadline, please contact us and bring your payment with you on the day of the conference.
The church's address is: Redeemer Fellowship Church 5305 Evergreen Drive Monroe Charter Township, MI 48161
Trevor Robinson Trevor has worked in youth ministry for 10 years and has been the youth pastor at Redeemer Fellowship Church for 2 years. He earned an associate's degree from Monroe County Community College. He has also led the youth ministry of Holy Spirit Renewal Ministries’ Green Lake Conference since June 2013. Trevor has been one of the drummers for Redeemer's worship team for 12 years and is a life-long member of the church.
Jason Horton Jason is a 21-year-old revivalist from Toledo, Ohio. Currently employed as a stabilization advocate at Cherry Street Mission Ministries, he works with the impoverished of downtown Toledo as well as in North Toledo with Gideon House Ministries. In April, Jason will be transitioning out of ministry to the homeless to work full time at Gideon House.
Joel Junior ("JJ") Beaucejour Joel, a son of God most high, is a man who walks with the Lord. He is a visionary and catalyst, desiring for all peoples and nations to walk out their purpose and calling. A cosmopolitan, Joel believes that the world with all of its systems, economies and cultures, is to be touched by the ever-increasing kingdom of God. Joel lives a naturally supernatural prophetic lifestyle with a passion for souls, releasing the kingdom and good news of Jesus.