Developing a Contagious Passion for Christ
Led by Morrison Students, For Morrison Students
- Encourage an authentic walk with the Lord
- Discover more about God together and experience Him together
- Build excitement and celebrate serving Jesus
- Develop community and camaraderie amongst like-minded students
- Share effective ways to foster change on each campus
- Magnify the importance of worship and fellowship
- Equip students with tools needed to be spiritual leaders and ambassadors for Christ on each campus
When & Where
When: September 1st & 2nd, 2017 (Friday afternoon and evening / Saturday afternoon)
Where: Morrison Academy – Taichung Campus
Transportation: Will be provided from MAK and MAB campuses
Payments should be made to:
Taipei – Mr. Cablish
Taichung – Mr. Roloff
Kaohsiung – Mrs. Tam or Ms. Chandel
Evan is 25 years old, and grew up in Jonesboro, Arkansas, home of some of the kindest and most hospitable people in the world. He’s an old soul, an outgoing introvert with a coffee addiction. He studied English and Philosophy in college, and has been walking with Christ for about five years. He thanks you so much for your hospitality!
Chad hails from Lansing, Michigan and graduated from Spring Arbor University with a degree in Communication. He is a pro MMA fighter but is taking a break for a year to travel with Axis. People who know him well often call him “Cookie.” He loves the city and is definitely a sports fan.
Information from Axis.org
The Marketplace of Ideas
Our Marketplace of Ideas track encourages students to think clearly and critically about discipleship. What ideas and messages from technology, Scripture, and entertainment are shaping their loves, habits, and lives? Each session encourages students to think clearly and critically about their spiritual formation.
Friday, September 1st (Afternoon Sessions)
We live in a world saturated with technology. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, children ages 8 to 18 spend approximately 7 hours and 38 minutes per day with modern technology. Technology itself isn’t bad, but, like everything else, it can be used for evil and destruction. Students need parents and faith leaders to lovingly teach them how to use technology with wisdom. In this session, we will examine the leading technologies that are discipling the next generation. We will see how they have revolutionized the world and other incredibly practical steps for how to use them with wisdom.
We Are What We Love
The things people love come from what they think about and believe. This session takes a hard look at what we truly care about. By looking at music, movies, and various other media, students are encouraged to observe what they currently love in comparison to what they should love according to a biblical worldview.
Friday, September 1st (Evening Sessions)*
Axis will encourage your students to think and live mission-ally. Jesus tells us if we want to gain life, we must give it away. Following Him means living a life of service and compassion. But in our culture of narcissism and self-promotion, what does that look like? This presentation will examine practical opportunities for students to move from apathy to compassionate action.
Saturday, September 2nd (Sessions)*
Confidence for the Resurrection*
Christianity is centered on the idea of following Jesus and the claims He made, but do these beliefs stand firm when looked at historically? This session takes a direct look at historical evidence that corroborates with the Biblical gospel narrative. The Case leaves students with the hope that Jesus is the Son of God and that through the resurrection He conquered sin and death.
What to Do With Doubt*
All of us tend to doubt our faith at some point in our lives. There is a time and place for doubt, but if it’s not addressed well it can cripple ones spiritual growth. This session discusses how to doubt well.
*All attendees must register online to attend these sessions.
This year’s Catalyst guest speakers are members of Axis whose stated mission is:
“…to empower the next generation to think clearly and critically about what they believe and to take ownership of their faith. We do this not by outsourcing parents, but by resourcing them to disciple and transfer legacy to their children as they face life’s questions and challenges. We also support faith leaders in churches and schools by providing content and facilitators who effectively introduce and address life’s toughest topics.” – from axis.org