“The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.” James 5:16 [NLT]
This weekend, while Senior Pastor Bill Hybels continues our Restart series, approximately 1,300 high school students will have their own opportunity to restart at Student Impact’s Winter Retreat: BLAST.
High schoolers at different places in their journey toward Christ will learn how God can bring true Restoration.
Bryan Jones, Director of Student Impact, explains, “Restoration is the heartbeat of the gospel. Jesus sees all that is broken or tarnished in our lives─and His heartbeat is to restore us and bring us life.”
You can help by praying earnestly about BLAST! Don’t know where to start? Here’s what the Student Impact staff requests . . .
This year, Student Impact is taking more students and leaders than ever before. Jason Petty, one of Student Impact’s Teaching Pastors, had a great first request for prayer. He asks for us to “pray for lives to be changed and also to pray that our staff and small group leaders will be encouraged by seeing how God transforms lives.”
Small groups can be a great transformational time for students. That’s why Jason also asks we pray “our leaders can discern when to talk and when to listen.”
Tony Sorrentino, Student Impact’s Worship Director, explains, “BLAST is a unique time that focuses on discipleship but also draws lots of new students or students who aren’t followers of Jesus. Our hope is God meets each person across that spectrum.”
With that in mind, Tony asks we pray “each student is open to hear and see exactly the word they need from God, whether a committed follower of Jesus or someone who’s never been to church.”
For a sneak peek at what goes on at BLAST, check out this powerful highlight video from last year!