As You Go, Here We Come
Timing matters. It just so happened that the release of my new book As You Go: Creating a Missional Culture of Gospel-Centered Students releases at a time when so many realize the status quo of student ministry must be challenged and changed. It also comes at the time when a gospel recovery sweeps across the land, with a growing recognition of the centrality of Jesus in all the Bible and all of life (including all of the church, as in student ministry). It also comes at a time when most have recognized the day of teaching moralistic therapeutic deism (if you don’t know what that is, buy the book) must end.
But it released at a good time in the semester as well..
We have a break in April, and I had some events scheduled related to the book already, so I decided to create a brief book tour as a part of the time. If you are near any of the relevant events, join us. I’m bringing along one of my ace mentees Kevin Stone who will also be telling some great information about NAMB and the SEND strategy as it relates to students. Here is the run-down:
Thursday and Friday, April 18-19, SYNC Conference, Charleston Southern University, SC. I will be speaking with Pete Wilson and others, and Phil Wickham will lead worship. Register for the conference HERE. Host: Jon Davis, Campus Ministry, CSU.
Friday and Saturday, April 19-20: D-Now, First Baptist Church, Georgetown, SC. Host: student pastor and my PhD student Jason Mitchell.
Sunday, April 21: College Acres Baptist Church, Wilmington, NC. Host Don Brown.
Monday, April 22. The First Annual Spring Forum with the Georgia Baptist Convention Youth Ministry. Register here. Host state leader Doug Couch.
Tuesday and Wednesday, April 23-24. Youth Metro, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (this is a closed event).
Wednesday night, April 24: Speak to Epicenter, High School Ministry, First Baptist Church, Woodstock, GA. Host Matt Lawson (and my son Josh Reid!).
Thursday, April 25, lunch meeting with youth pastors in Gainesville, GA. Time and place TBA. Host Ben Thornton.
Late Thursday afternoon, April 25: Meeting with youth pastors and ministry students, North Greenville University, time and place TBA.
Thursday night, April 25: BSU, NGU. Host Jody Jennings.
Friday and Saturday, April 26-27, Hephzibah Baptist Church, Princeton, NC. Host TJ Tamer.
Other events (you can email me about these at email@example.com) include:
Lunch with Mobile area youth pastors, DNow FBC North Mobile, Youth Rally at First Baptist Concord, Knoxville, TN, Weekend with FBC, Suffolk, VA, Mt Moriah Baptist Church, Clayton, NC, and youth camps with First Baptist Woodstock and the Arkansas Super Summer camps.
If you can drop by any of these join us! If you want me to come and talk to your students, leaders, and church about As You Go, shoot me an email.