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CST - Commission Students & 20s 2016


Last month, I went down to Portsmouth Guildhall for the CST event.  At first I thought Ben was joking about me going (being in my early 30's!) - but I'm really glad I did go!  CST is mainly aimed for students in their teens, and 20's (as the name suggests!). However, there were quite a few people also in their early 30's there as well. And we trained it down rather than take the offer of ‘free’ local glamping – although we did appreciate the early morning cuppa and breakfast roll. 

CST Highlights for me:

Adrian Holloway’s talk on “Defending the Gospel”, dealing with lots of stuff – including “Hasn't science disproved God?” , and the different types of creationism.
Taking the Word to the ends of the earth seminar by Stewart Johnson - describing the work of Wycliffe Bible translators.  They translate both the bible, and films like “Jesus”, into as many languages as possible, so that the “from every nation, tribe, people and language“ (Revelation 7:9) can be fulfilled. The numbers of un-reached people groups was still pretty staggering! I was also really taken back at the reaction from the villagers, when they were shown the crucifixion.  It made me realise that we have “got used” to it, and it doesn't shock us as much now, as it really should! (speaking for myself here, but I'm sure it applies to lots of others too :)).  It was also great to chat with Stewart over the free (and unexpected) curry dinner we enjoyed – talking about living and working in Kenya (and a little bit about what we had been doing out there just the week before).

Romans and the Mission of God – Mick Taylor – This seminar was talking about how Paul writes in Romans, about going out and reaching others with the Good News. He was explaining how we can do this in our time, and how to be effective in it.
(Two other seminar options were available and worth listening to…Radical for Christ at Work - Holly Satterthwaite . I would have quite liked to have gone to this one. Radical for Christ on Campus – Fearghal Kelly.  This would have been great for anyone who is in School, College or University).
Saturday evening talk by Steve Petch on Moses & the Burning Bush… really powerful!
I think that’s about it! I'd highly recommend anyone who is at school, collage, or university (you can still get away with it if you are NOT a student!). The teaching was really good – worship was really good – and though tiring, it was well worth the effort :)
Do join us for next year’s CST event - 3-5th Feb 2017

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Chris Doney, 25/03/2016

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