Disciple Now is a weekend-long youth event where students experience fun-filled activities designed to encourage their spiritual walk.
This year’s theme is “REVIVAL”
Return, recall or recovery to life from death
Students will be divided into groups based on age and gender. These small groups will be spending the nights in host homes. Host homes are generous members of the church who have committed to provide sleeping space and transportation to youth throughout the weekend.
Therefore I prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the Lord; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the Lord. ~ Ezekiel 37:12-14
What is a revival?
The word “revival” is as familiar in our mouths as a household word. We are constantly speaking about and praying for a “revival;” would it not be as well to know what we mean by it? Of the Samaritans our Lord said, “Ye worship ye know not what,” let him not have to say to us, “Ye know not what ye ask.” The word “revive” wears its meaning upon its forehead; it is from the Latin, and may be interpreted thus-to live again, to receive again a life which has almost expired; to rekindle into a flame the vital spark which was nearly extinguished. ~ Charles Spurgeon (From the December 1866 Sword and Trowel)
Summary of the Weekend:
Throughout scripture, the Lord has told us as His people, what is coming. He will advance His Kingdom and we will be a part of this movement! From the prophecies of the old Testament, to the 1st church in the book of Acts, to this very moment the Lord is at work. Revival begins when we join the movement.
Day 1 – A revival is ignited through the REPENTANCE of believers and non-believers; a turning to Christ above all. We will take a look at great revivals that led to movements throughout history, from the Acts of the Apostles to the Jesus Movement of the 1970’s.
Day 2 (morning) – A revival is continued through the PRAYERS of Christians. Our students and leaders will be part of history as we participate in a 1-mile prayer march through the streets of Plant City praying for revival to sweep through our community.
Day 2 (evening) and Day 3 – The repent of sin and to pray for revival is great, but what happens after that is the impact. Our students and leaders will be challenged to live within true Christian COMMUNITY with one another. Greater accountability, deeper friendships, and a lasting movement is the goal of this years Ignite weekend.
Snacks: Your favorite munchies & drinks
Clothes to have fun in (inside and outside games-bring layers)
Clothes and shoes to get dirty in
Clothes to sleep in
Clothes for Church ( Jeans and your Ignite Weekend shirt)
Toothbrush, toothpaste, towel, deodorant, the essentials!!!
Pen or pencil
Good Teachable Attitude
Please do not bring: ENERGY DRINKS OF ANY KIND!, IPODs, MP3 Players, PDAs, a giant plasma T.V., PSPs, or any other Object(s) that promote isolation. You can bring your cell phone- but you cannot keep it in use. Violation of this, is an agreement to surrender cell phone until after the weekend is over! It is only to be used in the event of an emergency!