SWO17 Summer Breakouts
GIRL BREAKOUT – Brody Holloway
As the father of teenage daughters, Brody knows the difficulties of walking as a
woman of the Word in a culture that is anti-Jesus. In this session, we will look
at the redeeming power of the Cross and Christ’s passion to snatch us out of
darkness and plunge us into a life filled with His glorious grace.
LEADERSHIP (FOR YOUTH LEADERS) – Brody Holloway
What does it mean to serve Christ faithfully in a culture that encourages self-promotion?
How do we lead a generation of students to be Gospel-focused,
evangelism-driven, disciple makers? In this session, we will look to Scripture to
discern what God demands of us and how we can most effectively point students
WHY WE DON’T SHARE THE GOSPEL – Spencer Davis
We all know we should be sharing the Gospel, but so few of us regularly do share
the Gospel. Why not? What is keeping us from sharing the only hope for the
world? In this breakout session, we’ll explore what prevents us from sharing
the Gospel in order to re-structure our lives to be actively involved in Gospel
PRAYER AND BIBLE READING – Spencer Davis
We all hear of great Bible teachers spending hours each day praying and
meditating on the Word, but when we look at our own time with the Lord it seems
lacking. In this breakout, we will look at the simple, practical disciplines of prayer
and Bible reading that will help our hearts to connect deeply with God.
TEACHING THE BIBLE TO STUDENTS (FOR YOUTH LEADERS) – Spencer Davis
This breakout for youth leaders will address how to teach the Bible to students.
The way we personally study and teach the Word to this impressionable age
group is crucially important. We will look at a framework for teaching that
not only informs, but leads students to transformative truths, as well as seven
practical tips for teaching and message delivery to this generation of students.
INSTILLING A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW (FOR YOUTH LEADERS) – Zach Mabry
Students are being raised in a culture that believes Christianity is a crutch for ignorant
people. That couldn’t be farther from the truth. In this session, we will talk about how
Christianity provides with the best worldview available — the only one that answers
all the basic questions of life while maintaining internal consistency.
SOCIAL MEDIA – Zach Mabry
Social media is here to stay. Sure, different platforms may come and go, but our culture
has been profoundly influenced by the advent of social media. Unfortunately, most of
us haven’t stopped to think seriously about it. We’ve just followed in the wake of our
culture. In this session, we will talk about how we have been affected by social media
and how we need to respond.
THE REFORMATION – Zach Mabry
In 1517, a German monk named Martin Luther began a movement that would affect
the entire world. What was it all about? In light of the Protestant Reformation’s 500th
anniversary, we will look at what was happening in the world, specifically in Christianity,
while examining the need for reformation and what we can learn from it today.
GENDER AND DESIGN – Zach Mabry
The way the world is talking about gender today can be very confusing. This is
one area where it is obvious Satan is actively deceiving this world into something
contradictory to what the Lord has for His people. We will look at what is being taught
by popular culture and compare that to what the Bible says about how He created us.
RELATIONSHIPS (GUY BREAKOUT) – Zach Mabry
Christians have been called to honor God in every area of our lives, including dating
and relationships. So what does it mean to pursue relationships in a distinctively
Christian way? As single men, one goal we should be looking for is a godly marriage.
In this session, we will talk about how we can properly prepare for marriage and
what that should look like for single men.
CREATING A GREAT COMMISSION CULTURE (FOR YOUTH LEADERS) – Rob Conti
If we want to raise a generation of students to faithfully serve the world with
the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we need to be intentional about not only pouring the
Gospel into our students, but also showing them how to take the Gospel to the
world around them. In this youth leader breakout, we will discuss practical ways
to equip your students to share the Gospel faithfully in their own culture right
now, while growing their passion and vision for global missions.
MISSIONS – Rob Conti
The Great Commission is a command to all believers, regardless of age, to take
the Gospel to the ends of the earth. In this breakout, students will learn the true
meaning of the Great Commission, be confronted with the desperate need of
unreached people groups around the globe, and learn the importance of lasting
motivation rooted in a passion for God’s glory. Because this command is not just
for career missionaries, we will discuss practical ways teenagers can actively be
involved in the Great Commission right now.