GYC just ended in Houston. Were you there? Tell us your experience. What will you take away? What were some highlights for you? Do you consider yourself “conservative”? Do you share the concerns expressed, implicitly or explicitly, about right dress, right music styles, fear of “spiritual formation”? Or do you take this all with a grain of salt? What does it mean for you to be “filled with the Holy Spirit”?
Justin’s opening talk emphasized the importance of the local church, and working in it and with it. He emphasized the importance of the mission in your own community, and making a real difference in practical ways in your local church and your neighborhood. Did you learn anything in the group sessions on Sabbath afternoon that you will be able to put into practice in your church?
As they prepare for next year’s conference in Seattle, I would encourage close collaboration between local pastors, the conference, and GYC leadership.
What does Seattle need? How can GYC impact the city in a positive way? How can GYC involve local members, pastors, and conference officials in the planning and the conference? I would urge them, do all you can to connect the conference with the churches of the host city and the local conference and let the flavor of the local church make this conference unique.
Pastor Bill Cork, Houston, TX