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350 attend Super Winter
Students worship over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend for Super Winter 2018.

350 attend Super Winter

Feb 2, 2018

LONSDALE – Teenagers, college students and adults from across Arkansas gathered at Spring Lake Baptist Assembly over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend for Super Winter 2018.

Keynote speaker Bill Newton, youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Hot Springs, shared messages around the theme “Defined” from Exodus 5:2, answering the question “Who is the Lord?”

In all, 350 individuals from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana participated in the four-day summer church camp experience, only in mid-winter.

Attendees played in a 300-person Ultimate Frisbee tournament and round-robin recreation games; viewed the movie, “The Case for Christ” and participated in an “underground church” experience, which simulated challenges faced by Christians living in countries that are hostile to the gospel.

Students chose from a variety of teaching sessions, learning about subjects such as the call to ministry, evangelism training, Bible interpretation, counterfeit Christianity, dealing with stress, as well as a Q-and-A dialogue between youth pastors and students. Worship was led by Summerhill.

“God continues to use Super Winter to challenge and grow the students in my ministry. I enjoy working with other youth pastors to make an event like this happen,” said Travis Johnson, youth pastor at Grace Baptist Church, Camden.

Garrett Lenzen, youth pastor at First Baptist Church, Morrilton, noted, “My students really enjoyed their first year at Super Winter. They had a chance to engage with Christ through great preaching and powerful worship. I look forward to taking them back for many years to come!”

Carmen Meadows, a Super Winter staffer, said, “Super Winter was an amazing experience for me as a student and now is as a staffer. You make friendships that last well beyond camp, and you are given tools that help you walk the path God has for you.”

Super Winter is an annual event. For information about the 2019 event visit superwinter.org

 

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