Pursue event challenges, equips, mobilizes students to reach nations comment (0)
February 20, 2014
By Doug Rogers
Around 400 college students, high school seniors and their leaders attended Pursue, an annual statewide event held Feb. 7–8 at First Baptist Church, Montgomery. Pursue focused on challenging, equipping and mobilizing students to reach the nations by helping them understand the imperative of the Great Commission and their unique part in reaching the world for Christ.
To help achieve that goal, more than 30 breakout sessions were held, along with plenary sessions led by Chuck Lawless, Nik and Ruth Ripken, Gordon Fort and worship leader Matt Papa.
The event was held in conjunction with the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions’ (SBOM) Great Commission Prayer Conference and the Global Impact Celebration at First, Montgomery, giving students access to 20-plus missionaries.
Mike Nuss, director of the SBOM’s office of collegiate and student ministries, said, “We were able to connect students face to face with missionaries from around the globe in an effort to help them understand how they can intersect their gifts and abilities with the needs of the world.”
“All in all, it was an amazing 24 hours of students listening for God’s voice and responding to His call to a generation destined to make an eternal impact,” he said.
Nuss added that hundreds of students made decisions at the conference with 132 indicating they will pursue missions service while they are in college and beyond.