Youth Quake 2013 Theme Explanation
Three major ideas surfaced as the theme for Youth Quake 2013 was prayerfully thought through.
The first is Faithfulness. Considering this is Youth Quake's 50th Anniversary, God's faithfulness is on display this year. In response to that, we want to give a challenge to our audience to take up the task of living lives that are faithful to the Most Faithful One. This will take us into territory of speaking about God's faithfulness.
The second idea is living Lives of Purpose in response to the extraordinary faithfulness we receive from our Lord. The allure of the 'North American Dream' is comfort at all corners. This often leads us to compromise God's purpose for our lives when it requires us to sacrifice some of our comfort in order to follow the Lord's leading, and to fulfill His Kingdom purposes for us. The idea of responding to God's faithfulness by living a focused life of purpose will be evident.
And the third idea we'll call Consistency of Character. The idea of just being a 'Sunday Christian' is something teenagers battle regularly and something that leads to a hollow, consumer-driven church community. The need for consistency, dedication and persistence in our faith, EVERYDAY of our week, is something that must be addressed whenever possible. Scripturally, Matthew 7:13-29 speaks about four warnings laid out by Christ. From false prophets to producing good fruit, to the narrow path and being a wise builder, Christ lays out the fact that either we are with Him or we are not - that we are in on this 100% or we are not. This also brings to mind Rev. 3:16 when it speaks of the lukewarm follower. The challenge to respond to our faithful God by living lives of consistent purpose will be the focus of Youth Quake 2013.
Simply, we will be challenging our audience with the phrase:TwentyFourSeven.
This is what Youth Quake 2013 will explore. We can't wait to dig into this with you!
YQ Director // Briercrest College & Seminary