Students Challenge Mediocrity During Spiritual Emphasis Week at AAA
On fire for God or settling for mediocrity?
Twenty-four student presenters at Auburn Adventist Academy challenged their peers with this theme during a spiritual emphasis week. Through honest, inspiring and powerful presentations, the students shared from their hearts and moved other hearts.
“God wants you to be on fire for Him,” said Laura Hanes, Associated Student Body president. “All of us have a story to tell. You get to decide what’s written. Stand up for Jesus. Don’t be mediocre.”
Over and over, student speakers encouraged their friends to put their trust and hope in God. In response, four young people made decisions for Bible study and baptism and many others recommitted their lives to Christ.
"It was cool to see how God influences the people that I personally know,” said Chase Lively, from Pacific, Wash. Senior Chelsey Blaser agreed: "Hearing from your peers really grabs your attention, and it is encouraging to hear them share about their spiritual journey."
Campus chaplain Mark Weir was responsible for planning the 12 spiritual emphasis sessions. “It’s reassuring and encouraging to see students' desire to be real for God, to want the world to know they follow Jesus, and to truly make Christianity the most important part of their lives.”
Another week of spiritual emphasis is planned to correspond with the conclusion of the first Momentum evangelism cycle in April. Many academy students are also involved in training to give Bible studies.