Seven youth and three leaders headed out Monday morning, December 27, to Branson, MO. They played mini-golf and attended Dolly Pardon's Stampede.
Tuesday they enjoyed breakfast together at Grand Country Buffet, did some shopping at Tanger Outlets, rode go karts, and even played at the playground in their rental community with wonderful warm weather before the conference started. Tuesday evening the Xteme Winter conference started with a great performance by We The Kingdom (all the kids agreed they wished this band would have gotten more stage time), speaker Shane Pruitt talked about the difference between being a Fan or a Follower of Jesus, and Christian rapper, Andy Mineo closed out the evening.
Wednesday morning Johnny Hunt preached living intentionally for Christ and the morning was closed out by a performance by Zach Williams. That evening they heard from Zane Black speak on the adventure of living an all out life for Jesus. Then half the kids rushed the stage when Skillet rocked the house being close enough to feel sweat fling off lead singer, John Cooper.
Thursday morning Tom Richter brought the message on being a disciple for Christ is the same as being an apprentice of Jesus and training in Christ. Newsong closed out the conference.