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BIG Weekend 2020

A weekend that can change your life for an eternity! Students spend time all together in large group sessions as well as small group time, with grade-level groupings in host homes from our church.

BIG weekend

Friday, February 14 - Sunday, February 16, 2020
For 6th - 12th grades, we will join with several student ministries from all over Edmond to connect and learn what it means to follow Christ.

BIG Weekend is a discipleship weekend. It is a retreat where small groups meet in the homes of church members for studies in discipleship. These small group times are led by leaders in our church with the goal of beginning or strengthening the ongoing process of discipleship in each students life.

One of BIG Weekends strongest points is the way it draws upon and unites the entire church through using adults in set up, contacting students, serving during the weekend in various capacities, acting a host families, helping in follow-up, and much more.

Cost is $50, cash or check, and includes t-shirt, student book, and meals for the weekend. It's not too late to participate! Just show up on the day of the event!

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2020 BIG Weekend Schedule

For Your Information

  • Complete the online registration form
  • Pay online or submit payment to the Student Ministry Office
  • Turn in a current Student Medical Release Form for the year
  • Turn in a Student Activity Waiver
  • Turn in the Student Code of Conduct
  • You CANNOT leave or come late unless you complete a Time Away Card for us to have on file
  • Questions? contact Ashton Wright, text 918-839-9199 or EMAIL Andrea Holland

Check-In

Arrive at Edmond's First on Friday, February 14, at 5:30 PM in Fellowship Hall. Enter from the east side of campus at the doors located at the covered drop off area.

Dress Code

Casual clothing is permitted at all times. Please make sure ALL clothing is modest. Please respect the host homes, group leaders, and other students in the way you dress. If your dress is not modest, you may be asked to change. You will be wearing your BIG Weekend t-shirt and jeans/pants on Sunday morning.

What to Bring

Clothing
Casual clothes, clothes for sleeping, a set of clothes that could get dirty, tennis shoes, clothes for Sunday morning

Necessity Items
Bible, notebook, pen, toiletry items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrush, etc.), towel, sleeping bag, pillow, blankets

What Not to Bring

Tobacco produsts, alcohol or drugs, vapes, juuls, water guns, balloons or balloon launchers, expensive jewelry, large amounts of money, any type of electronic devices, laptops, video game systmes, fireworks, or toilet paper.

BIG Weekend

Help and Hope

This year, our theme is Help and Hope. Over the weekend we will study the Book of Psalms and understand what to do with guilt, worry, brokenness, and fear. We live in a broken world, where sin and suffering reign. The need to succeed is ever present in our lives. No matter how hard we try, it never seems to be enough. However, this week students and leaders will gather together to hear of the Help and Hope that Jesus offers to those who are in need. 

Over the course of the weekend, attendees will hear what to do with guilt, worry, brokenness, and fear as we look to Christ through the Psalms. Join us for this BIG Weekend where we might evaluate our own hearts and be changed by the Gospel of Christ.

SPEAKER: Samuel Bierig

Samuel Bierig serves as the undergraduate dean and assistant professor of Biblical Studies at Spurgeon College. He also serves as an elder at Liberty Baptist Church. Sam is pursuing his Ph.D. in Theology at Midwestern and holds degrees from Southern Seminary and Ouachita Baptist University. He is under contract with Rainer Publishing to author a book on church leadership, “How to Use Your Words for Good” (working title). He is also a regular contributor at ftc.co. He is married to Mallory and they have two children: Abby and Levi.

BAND: Soul Society

Soul Society is a worship band from Shawnee Oklahoma. The group consists of Bailey Byers, Logan Harper, Ben Burke, Noah Frank, and Jared Landreth. Collectively, they have more than 15 years of experience leading worship, and have been able to lead together for the last three and a half years. In the Summer of 2015, they came together with a passion to create music for the Kingdom. Since then, they have relished every opportunity to grow together and lead people in worship of the one true King.

ENTERTAINMENT: Sean Emory

Sean Emory is a perception artist who uses his art to share his testimony and the gospel. Sean has trained alongside some of the world’s greatest illusionists and is an incredible communicator. Sean shares, “I felt I needed to ‘know', but then I realized I didn't have to know - all I had to do was believe. That was when I knew I was called to be a minister of the gospel. From that point to today, I work to use the gifts God has given to reach people for Him.”