Archive for January, 2009

Can You Hear Me Now?

Can You Hear Me Now? This is the theme for MCYC 2009. In the lives of many youth it often seems like no one is listening. Teachers, parents, friends – sometimes it just seems like no one hears what you say. Even though this is a youth weekend, there are times when all of us feel that no one is really listening.

This will be a great time to remind everyone that SOMEONE – the most important SOMEONE – is always listening. He listens, and He cares.

This weekend’s classes will tackle four hard questions that many people ask from time to time:

Why do we fight so much?
Why does God let bad things happen?
Are you really listening, God?
It’s not a problem, really, I’m dealing with it!

These are questions that come up in the lives of many people, and sometimes they come up more than once. We don’t always get the answers that we want, and we don’t always get the answers when we want them. But God does have answers for us, and we have to listen if we want to hear them. Strangely enough, sometimes we get answers but they’re not the ones we want, and that makes it even harder to listen. As we mature though, we usually find that we’re not only more accepting of the answers, the answers also make more sense.

In all things we have assurance that God can hear us, and He is listening.

MCYC 2009

We’re down in Macon for MCYC 2009. This time around we have Chelsey Bratton, Ben Chapman, Abby Cobb, Devin Cobb, Taylor Deal, Michael Schroeder, and Cheryl Hughes. It looks like we’ll have another interesting lineup this year. Our speaker is Shane Wood from Joplin, MO. He is currently serving as the Associate Director of the Institute for Christian Resources. This year’s worship band is Four Days Late from Jacksonville, AL. Keep watching for more updates.

This year’s format is a little different. This number of classes has been reduced to four, and the weekend schedule has been modified to allow everyone to attend each of the classes. I think this will be a good change, and it will allow the students to experience the full range of content without missing out on anything. The Lakewood building is already filling up, and it looks like everyone is ready for a great time.