God is calling, calling us to press on towards the prize, to strive harder, to climb higher. Youth today aren’t satisfied with the status quo. GYCSE (Generation of Youth for Christ Southeast) represents those young people who want to press on, forgetting that which lies behind and going for that which lies ahead.
GYCSE isn’t just a gathering, it’s a training ground—a preparation. At Gripped, this year’s spring conference, our focus is laying hold of that which Christ has offered. Our Christianity is often weak and faithless. Why don’t we change that? April 9-11, Dr. Steve Bauer will present instruction and encouragement on how to strive for the prize, how to lay hold of Christ, and how to be faithful in a faithless generation. Our theme verse this year is Philippians 3:12-16, Paul’s exhortation to press on. “…but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13b-14 KJV).
About our events…
In seeking to uphold the distinctive message of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, GYC Southeast will promote among its participants:
- A respect for Scripture as the foundation and test of all teachings and practices
- An appreciation for the Spirit of Prophecy as an authoritative source of instruction, comfort, and warning
- A quest for Biblical holiness through a daily prayer and devotional experience with Jesus and a commitment to following His Word
- A vibrant worship experience one that is characterized by principle, reverence, and decorum
- A passion for lost souls animated by personal experience in the saving love of Jesus and a desire for His imminent return
- A cultivation of godly relationships preserving purity and encouraging accountability
- An exemplary and abundant lifestyle in recreation, entertainment, dress, and healthful living
- An enthusiasm for service through care for the needy, service to the community, promotion of human rights, and stewardship of the environment
- A commitment to the Seventh-day Adventist Church as God’s remnant church by supporting and upholding its principles, organization, and leadership
- An attitude of humility and cordiality as we seek to clarify, articulate, and defend the Biblical teachings of the Seventh-day Adventist church
The Fire of Failure: why would we theme an entire conference around failure? Nobody likes failure, especially in the Christian life. Failure makes us feel worthless, meaningless and valueless. At our spring conference, Justin Kim will be leading us on an exploration of how failure can truly be the catalyst for ultimate success in our lives as Christians.