Spring Fling - Middle School Students

2012 Spring Fling Project

2012 Spring Fling Project

This is a a phenomenal weekend of fun and exciting learning and growing in your faith. We will be at Young Life's Frontier Ranch in Buena Visa. This is more of a resort than a "camp." This place is amazing! There is a pool, a ropes course, Frisbee golf and an amazing game room and coffee/snack shop. This retreat has a legacy over over 25 years of churches coming together and planning amazing experiences for Middle Schoolers. There are usually several hundred students from half a dozen churches all over the state that come together for this. For instance, last year the theme for the weekend was based on Gungor's song "Beautiful Things" which was all about how God takes the mess and ugliness of our lives and makes beautiful things out of our brokenness. As a part of this, at one point during the afternoon on Saturday, the students were given ceramic tiles and a sharpie encouraged to spend some time alone with God and write some things down on their tile that is broken in their life. Later that evening, as a part of our worship time, the students were encouraged to come forward and throw their tiles into a barrel and let them shatter and break into tiny pieces. It was an amazing and eerie sound as you could hear the tiles shattering all over the auditorium. During the worship time then there was a professional artist who began to gather the shards of tiles together and create a mosaic from the pieces of tile. The artist worked through the worship, and speaking time into the the wee hours of the night and the next morning we unveiled a beautiful tree. God had made something beautiful out of our brokenness! You can see this tree from last year in the chapel.

This year, the theme is "authentic" and we going to be talking about Getting Real with ourselves, God and others. I am honored that the leadership team has asked me to be the speaker for the entire group. We will be specifically talking about the masks we all wear to try to fit in or be accepted by others, ourselves and even God. I am so excited to be the speaker for this. Like last year there will be a participatory element to the weekend as well as an introspective piece. Please pray for me and the students as we embark on this exciting adventure!

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