Focus17 - Payson, AZ
DCE's, Pastors, and fellow Youth Workers,
…make known with boldness the mystery of the Gospel…
To be bold is not always easy -- it doesn’t come naturally to all of us. Sometimes it takes continued encouragement, strength in faith and trusting that our Creator will be faithful, even when we are afraid. To be bold with the Gospel takes grit, courage, and preparation. This year at FOCUS 2017, we will be exploring the concept of what it means- and what it takes- to be bold with the living, active Word of God, taking the message of grace and truth of Jesus to all corners of the earth with strength and perseverance.
At FOCUS 14, we learned who Jesus was, and is and forever will be. At FOCUS15, we explored how Jesus declares Himself to be the Truth, what that means for us, in a world where there is no absolute truth. Last year, at FOCUS16, we Investigated God’s Word, providing a safe place for students to ask their questions. We are taking all of that one step further as we explore and experience the Boldness of Christ himself and encourage students to embrace God’s call to be bold with sharing their faith in a variety of ways.
As I’m sure you’ve noticed, Focus 2017 is no longer at a hotel or a local Phoenix area church. We are being BOLD with what Jesus is calling us to do with this event, and trying something new! This year, we will gather at Tonto Rim Christian Camp in Payson, just north of Phoenix. This gives our students an opportunity to truly get away from the busyness and the voices of their world, to put down the devices that often control us, experiencing the incredible wisdom of God’s Word through worship, outrageous games (like paintball, zip line and giant bubble balls), a servant event, and challenging talks from local Arizona church leaders.
We can’t wait to BE BOLD with you!
LOCATION: Tonto Rim Christian Camp, 353 Baptist Camp Rd, Payson, AZ 85541
DATE: November 3-5, 2017
Registration: Early $160 by Sept. 6th or $175 (late) by Oct. 4th