This years winter retreat was an awesome time! We had record attendance from churches all through Utah, Nevada, and even Idaho! Here are just a few pics of the great weekend we had. Thanks to all the parents, volunteers, and sponsors who helped make this event happen.
This year our theme was “GO”. In Matthew 28 Jesus calls His disciples to go into the world and make more disciples. Sometimes the idea of making a disciple can seem intimidating, or beyond our ability. In reality making disciples is something anyone of any age can do. We took the weekend to learn how we can all engage in the great commission by simply spending time with people and sharing what we are studying, being prayerful, understanding God’s love more, and living our lives as worship to Him.
Who We Are
The UpRising is the youth group at Southland Bible Church. Youth group is anyone in 7th-12th grade, or 13-18 years old.
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
As society continues to fall further from what God has called us to, we want to start a movement in the young people of this generation to take a stand for Christ. In Romans 12:2, Paul urges us and says "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." We want to encourage our youth to change the way they think, to take a stand for Jesus and to think differently than the world around them. Taking this stand for Jesus in our schools, families, work places, and other spheres of influence will inevitably cause a disturbance in the cultural norms around us, which is why we call ourselves UpRising.
What We Do
We meet every Sunday at 10:00am for Sunday School. September through May, we also meet Wednesday from 7:00-8:00pm. Our retreats occur in the fall and winter; while Summer Camp occurs in June and July. There are numerous activities throughout the year from hiking to movies and even missions trips.