YQ Party with Purpose

Option Session #1, Friday 7:00 - 8:15PM

WHAT I WISH SOMEONE WOULD HAVE TOLD ME IN HIGH SCHOOL with Faytene Grasseschi (Hildebrand Chapel)

In life we can learn things the hard way, or the easy way. Make it easy on yourself. Come and hear first had lessons Faytene Grasseschi wished someone had told her when she was your age.

THE KINGDOM IS NOW with Brody Jespersen (Reimer Hall)

Jesus came to inaugurate His Kingdom. He boldly prayed and taught His disciples to pray "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven." And yet we can sometimes forget the sense of invitation and urgency to be participants, to actually live out our citizenship. Together we are going to look at the Parable of the Bridesmaids, and unpack the reality that though Christ is coming again, and we find ourselves in-between, that this is not an excuse to sit idly, but to actively participate as though it is finished today!

CAMPUS MISSIONARY: BEING A LIGHT IN YOUR SCHOOL with Jason Ballard (Library Study Area)

You may not realize it, but God has perfectly positioned you to have an impact in your school. This is your territory, your area of influence, and God is calling you to be His hands and feet as He reaches out to the other students there. In this session, we will talk about ways you can influence your school for Jesus, and lead others on a journey toward God.

SHARING YOUR FAITH: DOES IT EVER GET EASIER? with Ben Woodman (Room S113)

How can it be so easy to tell a friend about a movie we like, but so hard to tell them about Jesus? For most of us, sharing our faith can be one of the scariest things we do, but at the same time it is something we want to be good at. In this session we will answer a few questions: How do I tell others about Jesus in a way that feels authentic? What should I tell them? How do I overcome my fears?

THE IDOL OF THE BODY (Student Seminar) with Kaitlyn Sturge (BA Biblical Studies) (Room S111)

With images of perfect looking people all around us we are constantly told to increase our self-esteem. In this seminar we'll look at how God esteems us and how depending on him will help us see ourselves for who we really are.

WORSHIP HALL (Rehearsal Hall)

Come join us for a time of praise and worship. Each session will be led by one of our Briercrest student worhsip teams.

Option Session #2, Saturday 8:30 - 9:45AM

IMPACTING CANADA FOR JESUS (FOR REAL) with Faytene Grasseschi (Hildebrand Chapel)

Everyone wants to leave a mark in history - but how do you actually do it? Come hear the inspiring story of a generation in Canada who have risen up to shake our nation, for real.

SURVIVING THE YQ HANGOVER: COMING DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP with Brody Jespersen (Reimer Hall)

Experiences like YQ can leave us spiritually energized, excited, full of passion, and ready to take on the world. Yet often when we return home we find ourselves sensing a "lostness" of that experience. That energy dwindles, the excitement cools off, the passion can get distracted, and the challenge to face the world can be frightening and overwhelming. Within a few weeks after a spiritual high, we can find ourselves right back where we were before, or even worse. But it doesn't have to be this way! Join Brody as he gives some practical insights into why this happens, and then paints a picture of how we can better transfer these experiences back home.

IDENTITY: KNOWING WHO YOU ARE with Ben Woodman (Library Study Area)

Everyone around us gives us labels, including God! What does the Bible say about who you are? How does that change your life? Knowing who you are in God will propel you into a new way of living.

WHAT DO WE DO WHEN LIFE SUCKS? with Mike Gordon (Room S113)

Have you ever gone through something in life where you just wanted to give up? The reality is life doesn't always go our way and we go through things in life which make us feel defeated...break ups, health issues, loss of a loved one... Jesus warns us about having troubles in this world but through Him we have victory. As "cliche" as that can sound, we will look at some very practical steps on how to walk in victory regardless of what we are facing.

THE GODLY S-WORD: SURRENDER (Student Seminar) with Felicia Schmutz (BA Applied Linguistics: TESOL) (Room S111)

The bible gives us a clear command to sumbit our lives to Him. In this seminar we will look at how submitting our lives to God is a way that His Kingdom will be established in and through our lives.

WORSHIP HALL (Rehearsal Hall) 

Come join us for a time of praise and worship. Each session will be led by one of our Briercrest student worhsip teams.

Option Session #3, Saturday 1:30 - 2:30PM

HOLDING OUT FOR MR. (MRS.) RIGHT with Faytene Grasseschi (Library Study Area)

Once becoming a Christian, Faytene Grasseschi took up the challenge to give all her heart's focus to Jesus. After 15 years of adventure with Jesus in missions God gave her the perfect match. Come hear her story and how you can be ready to receive your Mr/Mrs. Right too.

MEDIA.FAITH.CULTURE with Brett Ullman (Hildebrand Chapel)

Our World calls to us through our ipods, magazines, movies, and television sets. Our faith suggests our lives ought to reflect values and sentiments that often conflict with popular culture. Our God wants us to fit in, to share His love with others. How do we exist in an overwhelmingly media-saturated culture and what is our response to it? Rather than being involuntarily shaped by pop culture, how do we affect it?

SURVIVING THE YQ HANGOVER: COMING DOWN FROM THE MOUNTAIN TOP with Brody Jespersen (Reimer Hall)

Experiences like YQ can leave us spiritually energized, excited, full of passion, and ready to take on the world. Yet often when we return home we find ourselves sensing a "lostness" of that experience. That energy dwindles, the excitement cools off, the passion can get distracted, and the challenge to face the world can be frightening and overwhelming. Within a few weeks after a spiritual high, we can find ourselves right back where we were before, or even worse. But it doesn't have to be this way! Join Brody as he gives some practical insights into why this happens, and then paints a picture of how we can better transfer these experiences back home.

CAMPUS MISSIONARY: BEING A LIGHT IN YOUR SCHOOL with Jason Ballard (Room S113)

You may not realize it, but God has perfectly positioned you to have an impact in your school. This is your territory, your area of influence, and God is calling you to be His hands and feet as He reaches out to the other students there. In this session, we will talk about ways you can influence your school for Jesus, and lead others on a journey toward God.

THE POISON: HOW GOSSIP IS KILLING US (Student Seminar) with Lana Winterhalt (BA Christian Ministry) (Room S111)

Gossip is a poison that we let into our lives all the time. In this seminar we will look at the seriousness of gossip, a biblical response to it and how we work towards getting it out of our lives.

WORSHIP HALL (Rehearsal Hall)

Come join us for a time of praise and worship. Each session will be led by one of our Briercrest student worhsip teams.

Option Session #5, Saturday 4:00 - 5:00PM

YOUR STORY: THE WOUNDING EMBRACE with Brett Ullman (Library Study Area)

So, you cut, or maybe you starve yourself, or struggle with substance abuse. Maybe you even have suicidal thoughts. I bet you feel alone. But how is this possible when nearly one in four North American teens struggle with self-injury? How can all these people be alone? Today, thousands of young people, anxious, under confident, and often scared, are seeking release from these personal struggles in ways many adults choose to ignore. You probably have friends who cut, friends who are bulimic, and friends all too familiar with this growing culture of self-abuse. It's time to stop ignoring the problem. It's time for a serious conversation about issues that make us uncomfortable. Let's talk.

THREE OF THE MOST LIFE-SHAPING DECISIONS I HAVE EVER MADE with Michael Pawelke (Reimer Hall)

Some decisions change our day and some decisions change our lives. This session will help us appreciate the gravity of our decisions.

GO DEEP: GROWING IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD with Jason Ballard (The Den)

Jesus said that eternal life is to know God. We talk about having a relationship with God, so what does that look like? This session will not make you feel guilty for not praying enough or reading your Bible every day; it will inspire you to spend more time with God and give you tools to do it!

I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU with Mike Gordon (Room S113)

From a very early age we are taught not to "hate" people, so we use different words or phrases to cover that word up. However, as we go through life, it's not too hard to have enemies and to "hate"...friends who have stabbed you in the back, ex-boyfriends/girlfriends, or even family members. We're going to take the bubble wrap off this issue as we discuss it in a raw way and discover how Jesus calls us to respond.

WHAT IS THERE TO LOOK FORWARD TO? (Student Seminar) with Nathan Scott (BA Theology) (Room S111)

Many people are terrified about what happens after this life. In this seminar we will look at why kingdom citizens should have hope about the "Last Day".

WORSHIP HALL (Rehearsal Hall)

Come join us for a time of praise and worship. Each session will be led by one of our Briercrest student worhsip teams.

Option Session #6, Saturday 9:00 - 10:00PM

THE.SEX.TALK with Brett Ullman (North Gym)

the.sex.talk is an unapologetic, straight-forward talk on the nature of sex in this era of modern media. Addressing such issues as STDs, pregnancy, porn, sexting, singleness, and grace, Brett Ullman tackles the often awkward and uncomfortable topic of sex in a direct, biblical fashion linking current topics and trends with biblical examples and principles. Our media saturated culture consistently floods our minds with inaccurate, often twisted truths about the true nature of sex. As fellow journeyers, let's ask the tough questions together as we look to connect our ancient faith with our modern world.

SHARING YOUR FAITH: DOES IT EVER GET EASIER? with Ben Woodman (Library Study Area)

How can it be so easy to tell a friend about a movie we like, but so hard to tell them about Jesus? For most of us, sharing our faith can be one of the scariest things we do, but at the same time it is something we want to be good at. In this session we will answer a few questions: How do I tell others about Jesus in a way that feels authentic? What should I tell them? How do I overcome my fears?

 NEW BEGINNINGS with Mike Gordon (Room S113)

There are victories from our past which we carry around with us that define who we are as a person and made us who are we today. However, in life there are also defeats from the past we continue to carry around that also define who we are and cripples us from ever moving forward. Here we will look at how God works in these situations to help us live the life He has for us moving forward.

WORSHIP HALL (Rehearsal Hall)

Come join us for a time of praise and worship. Each session will be led by one of our Briercrest student worhsip teams.

 

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