D'Now Preview: Refuge
This weekend, Meadowood Youth will host its annual Disciple Now weekend thanks in no small part to many families who are opening their doors and sacrificing their space and time to invest in the next generations.
It’s an annual reminder that D’Now isn’t just a Meadowood Youth experience but a church-wide investment, and Meadowood glorifies God in the way it builds up and cares for the students in our community.
Storms of all kinds arise throughout our lives and can be overwhelming without a strong refuge in which to shelter. Perhaps no one travels through them with a greater sense of fear than teenagers who generally lack life experience and yet generate a tremendous array of hope-fueled dreams for both the present and future.
Life, especially teenage life, can be nothing short of chaotic. The ultimate refuge for each of us and all of us is God. He will carry us through, and the church gets to be part of that shelter by caring for and ministering to people in the midst of the storms.
D'Now theme verse:
God is our refuge and strength,
A very present help in trouble.
— Psalm 46:1 (NASB)
As we prepare for an outstanding weekend of growth, fellowship and adventure for everyone who attends, let us remember to lift them up in prayer throughout their time together. God doesn’t need a large window of time to change a heart, and it is our desire to see lives transformed by the truth of the gospel and the movement of God’s Spirit in each large group experience and small group setting.
Please know that you are all welcome to visit D’Now to see it firsthand. Caleb Freeman and Jeremy Freeman are the main speakers, and the Oklahoma Summit Collective will be leading participants in musical worship. If you can only make one session, you'll want to be there Saturday night at 8pm when Caleb Freeman will speak.
If you’ve never been to The Rock House to see MeadoIwood Youth in person, you couldn’t ask for a better chance to see the ministry up close. Find a youth and ask them how you can pray for them specifically throughout the event, and discover more about the young people who are being impacted by the ministry of Kent and his team of volunteers.
And when you see them Sunday morning—they’ll be the ones looking a little tired but will be decked out in D’Now t-shirts and joy—ask them about their experiences and dig into what they’ve learned and how God has made Himself present throughout the weekend.