Ministering the Word of Life

j0436455On Sunday night the Emissaries of UBCS ministered together at Lighthouse Baptist Church, pastored by Dan Steward.  The sacred concert was followed by a message preached by Todd Deose.  Just one week ago many of  these students had participated in KCEA’s fine arts and preaching festival, and were evaluated on their performances.  There is nothing more special, though, than when all the preparation culminates in ministering to believers in a local church.

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KCEA Fine Arts Festival – More Than A Competition

imported-photos-00007In a day when many teens are self-consumed, getting them to focus on ministry can be a real challenge.  Yet it is impossible for them to be all that they should be in Christ without a ministry/servant mindset.  The KCEA Fine Arts Festival has become a wonderful tool to encourage our students to stretch themselves in the area of Christian service.  Between the junior high and senior high competitions, six young ladies are participating in the Bible Teaching category and ten young men are participating in preaching.

Before ever going to the fine arts festival, imported-photos-00070these students have taught or preached in one of our chapel services or classrooms.  It has been thrilling to see them stand before their peers and boldy proclaim the Word of God.  It has been a great reminder to me that in the midst of the everyday struggles that our teenagers face, God is at work in hearts.

Many of these students have encouraged me through their messages.  Though they are still in the early stages of developing the gifts that God has given them, they are being used.  It is my prayer that many more of them will step out of their comfort zones and see God use them in the lives of others.