Thursday, April 17, 2014

why God matters Easter camp

I’m off to Robe for Easter weekend, to speak at an Easter youth camp. I work with adults most of the time, so I’ve particularly enjoyed the invitation, over the last few weeks to be thinking about Why God Matters at Easter from a youth perspective.

After much toing and froing, I’m using the events of Easter as a frame –

  • Why God matters Easter Thursday?
  • Why God matters Easter Friday?
  • Why God matters Easter Sunday?
  • Why God matters Easter Monday?

It will enable me to pick up different dimensions of God – in suffering, in love, in life, in mission. I will be using a range of pop culture resources, including REM, Massive Attack and the movie Vantage Point. I’ll also be using some tactile engagement. We’re going to make our own cups of suffering. Plus I’ve got my colouring Holy Week creative project I’ve been working on all week to show them.

I’m excited and nervous. In the move from Pastor to Principal, I’ve really missed talking about Jesus at Easter and I’ve loved going back through my archives, thinking about what might connect in this context. Equally, I have a fairly demanding job, so my body would love a break. Will that happen on Easter Camp at Robe I wonder? Finally, am I too old and old-fashioned to connect with young people?

Time well tell 🙂

Posted by steve at 12:42 PM


  1. I don’t think you’re too old for youth. Particularly this group of youth don’t have a lot of influence or leadership from the typical youth leader age bracket. So they are used too and respect those that take the time to build into them who aren’t in the typical cool youth leader age bracket. I wonder if you were speaking to city youth if it would be different?

    Comment by Nicole Mugford — April 17, 2014 @ 1:51 pm

  2. It’s now 7.50 am and I’ve been awake since 4.40 – up at 5.15 so will now spend time in prayer for you and your input at the Weekend. Should have looked sooner!! There’s been so much rain here yesterday (and previous) that the early arrivals among the 5000 booked in for Easter Camp at Spencerville have been send home cos the place is flooded. Hope that they can get under way today, but the weather is still atrocious.

    Every blessing to you and yours

    Comment by IAN — April 18, 2014 @ 6:22 am

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