Jesus Says Go

22 03 2007

On Saturday night past (17th March) we travelled to Magherafelt Baptist Church with a group of young people from our own fellowship to attend ‘Jesus Says Go’, an event organised jointly by Baptist Missions and Baptist Youth. The publicity for the evening billed it as a ‘programme to help Christian youth and young adults understand the urgency and relevance of mission for their lives’. In my estimation it did not disappoint.

The evening was framed by a number of multimedia presentations which drove home the need for workers in God’s harvest field in a powerful and moving way. From the intial string of challenging quotes about mission, through the comically effective video sequence featuring a rather reluctant missionary, the event was pitched at just the right level for all in attendance. The rest of the programme was interspered by Bible ministry from Andrew Reid (Baptist Missions Spain); a prayer for the world led by some young people from various Baptist churches; an interview with some dodgy Baptist Pastor from Armagh; excellent music solos from Allan Ellingsgaard; and practical advice from David Ramsey (Director, Baptist Youth). This was topped off with a bookstall featuring Robin Wells’ book ‘Jesus Says Go’, available at a special event price of £1, and some refreshments.

The evening was well attended, well organised, and well executed. It managed to attain a lightness of touch without a compromise in content, and the serialisation of Andrew Reid’s message on David and Jonathan only served to make it all the more powerful. Baptist Missions and Baptist Youth are to be commended on taking this initiative, and devoting most of the month of March (in what is already a busy schedule for them) to challenging the young people of our churches about God’s work in the world. For any of our own young people who didn’t make it on Saturday night past there is still an opportunity to attend. This Saturday night another event is taking place in Grosvenor Road Baptist Church, Dublin. Why not go down for a day’s shopping followed by an evening’s challenge?

For more information on ‘Jesus Says Go’ visit the Baptist Missions website, and also see the little trailer video included below:

More video from the event is also availabe on You Tube.




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