"I wanted to let you know that the reports we received from your ministry last year at RBTC Nagpur and also at Rev. Thorat's church were outstanding. The anointing upon you to minister to youth is evident and the results are life-changing to many, many young people - to His praise and the extension of His kingdom!" -Rev. N. Y. Thorat, RBTC, Nagpur India
"One never leaves RHEMA India disappointed."
The presence, the passion and the hunger found in these students challenges my own Christianity every year. We tackle a lot of elements in a very short week. The first 4 sessions are set aside to discover what God's Word reveals concerning youth and ministry. We find that both the Old and New Testament are stacked with young people who were determined, brave, insightful, wise and humble. They stood before authority, tackled giants, saved their people and defied human reasoning. It is undeniable that God desires to activate students. We also touch on influence verses authority, empowerment rather than ministry, modeling, affirming, releasing, building a team and always... leaning on the One who holds all of it together.
Each day students engaged with one another through small groups. Putting into practice things learned during class.
Stepping out of their comforts.
Challenging one another.
Affirming one another.
Serving one another.
Collaborating as a team.
FRIDAY IS THEIR DAY! The week leads up to a grand finale of sorts where students take over! It is here where my tears flow and my heart swells as they demonstrate the very attributes, passions and abilities that I proclaimed they possessed since Monday. Here, there are no additional words needed. They are released to do what they do best. They are trusted with ministry and they SHINE. Jesus said in Matthew chapter 20, "You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them... BUT...among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, whoever wants to be first must be a slave." May it be different with you graduating class of 2017!
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