KickOn 2012

We (ECU – Evangelical Christian Union) had our beginning-of-year weekend (called KickOn) away this weekend just gone. It was a great time for us to spend time in God’s word, looking at 1 Corinthians and thinking about what it means to be a part of the body of Christ), build relationships with each other and think about the year ahead. Many people have been praying for this weekend for a long time, and I’ve been thinking about and planning it for a while, and God provided.

I’m particularly thankful for the way God has built the body of Christ at Cumberland. KickOn provided a wonderful example of how the body does “build itself up in love, as each part does it work” (Eph 4:16) as students served each other. I’m really encouraged by their willingness to serve in different ways, even ways they’d not had the opportunity to serve in before (and I’ve worked out that one of the keys to events is delegation and handing tasks over to people who can be trusted to look after them – I’m very thankful for the students who lead in different ways). The weekend worked because they used the gifts God had given them to encourage and challenge each other.

Some highlights in pictures:

Students spent time in discussion groups, wrestling with the Word and praying for each other.

Singing praises to our great God, lead by staff and students with musical gifts.

Working together toward a common goal (lowering a tent pole without fingers losing contact – harder than it sounds!)

Some grads came to cook for us – awesome food! Mmm, scones with jam and cream.

Dan and I both got some time out in the afternoon – he enjoyed a nap and some snuggle time.

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