Here’s the note we’re sending out this week to announce the 2016 Preaching Rally theme!…
Dec. 10, 2015
Dear Pastors and youth workers,
I imagine David’s band of renegade soldiers to be short, grizzled, beast-like men with scraggly beards, dirty uncovered arms, thick barrel chests, and blood-stained armor and clothing—I picture the dwarfs of fantasy or Vikings of history. I imagine David’s hideout—the cave of Adullam—was a dark, smelly and stuffy hole in the ground. I can understand why David’s men would have been down-trodden and discouraged (1 Sam. 22:1-3) as they fled for their lives from the organized armies of Israel that were hunting them.
But I can also picture a resolve in them that we don’t seem to have in too many people today. Although they were being hunted like animals for crimes they never committed, and although their living conditions were horrible, and their families were in constant danger… they still resolved to fight for their cause. They still resolved to do whatever it took to please their King David. They still purposed to do everything in their warrior-power to please their great leader.
These men of ancient Israel have a mighty message for those of us alive today. We might not be fighting a battle with swords and spears, but our attitude is often all-too-lax when it comes to our spiritual battles. Christians today aren’t the barrel-chested warriors that they once were, willing to take on any task. Many teens, especially, are spiritual weaklings, unable to wake up on time, do minimal chores, read their Bibles, pray, or do the basics of Christianity.
Some mighty men are shouting through history. Their example is screaming to all weaklings everywhere. Their stories are proclaiming this one thing:
Men of action live their lives in service of their King. Nothing can stop them. They are driven to please the King at all costs, at all perils. There is no selfishness. There is no self-made plan. Their life is lived in service of the King.
Their driving creed is, “It’s all for my King.”
Join us for our 2016 Preaching Rally at Calvary Baptist Church in Temecula, CA, on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, from 11am – 3:30pm. Powerful preaching by Pastor Michael Jones of First Baptist Church in Long Beach, CA, will stir your young people’s hearts to DO SOMETHING great for their King.
The Preaching Rally is a one-day youth conference with three sessions focused on one pointed theme. Each decoration, song, skit and sermon will coincide to drive the main theme home in a way that a multi-speaker conference will almost never do. The Preaching Rally is focused on being content-rich, while at the same time providing an enjoyable, fun environment for your young people. Each year, over 20 churches and 400 people attend the Preaching Rally, and, each year, young people are helped.
Attendees of the 2016 Preaching Rally will receive printed materials to help them take notes and remember the day, as well as a full pizza lunch and snacks provided between sessions. The cost for each attendee is $5.00. Please visit PreachingRally.com for more information, or to see what previous Preaching Rallies were like.
If you have ANY questions, or if I can help you in ANY way, please let me know! My cell: (951) 719-7191; my email: email@example.com.
Further information will be included in the next Preaching Rally mailing, including promotional materials like posters, postcards, announcement sheets and more.
2016 PREACHING RALLY – “DO something”
Preacher: Pastor Michael Jones, First Baptist Church, Long Beach, CA
Date: Saturday, Feb. 20
Time: 11am – 3:30 pm
Location: Calvary Baptist Church, 31087 Nicolas Rd. Temecula, 92591
Information: Visit PreachingRally.com
Or contact Ryan Rench: cell: (951) 719-7191; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I love you all and look forward to seeing you at the Preaching Rally! Please let me know if I can help you in ANY way, seriously. I would love to hear from you about anything.
Take care and God bless,
Ryan Rench, host youth director