by Victoria Turner
Each year, Ascension Christian High School hosts a revival-style conference for students. This year, the life-changing student conference is held at the HOF Mt. Zion campus.
Today was day one. Students departed after first period. After the short bus ride, students were welcomed by student greeters and treated to Pop Tarts and coffee prior to worship.
Following the student worship, guest speaker Pastor Regan Miller spoke on three main points: culture, contacts, and conflict. As a reporter for LNN, I took notes on his message and then asked a few students about their day one experience.
- Culture: When things are common, we stop complimenting them. God’s word is rare. We have to get to a place where we treasure the voice of God.
- God doesn’t want perfection; He wants a passion of pursuit.
- Contacts: Surround yourself with others who want to seek God.
- What if you were healed by the faith of your friends?
- Conflict: There’s a difference between religious rituals and a relationship with God.
Stevie Lerille, senior and worship leader, and I asked around the school Monday afternoon to find out what the most impacting moment of the conference was for some students. Emma Guy, freshman, said, “…towards the end when everyone went to the altar, and the movement within everyone really helped me reach out to God.” We ran into seventh grader, Brennan Pierce, and he said, “During the last song, I raised my hands and felt God’s spirit in me. It was a relaxing and amazing feeling. I knew right there that I was saved.” We caught up with Catie Davis, senior, who replied, “…when I went up to the altar for worship… I’ve never felt that type of feeling before.”
Day one was a blast! The ACH student body is ready for me! See y’all tomorrow at Mt. Zion 🙂
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