Because we love the Seventh-day Adventist Church we are members of, GYC has an active presence at the quinquennial meetings being held in San Antonio. GYC’s President, Natasha Nebblett is a delegate this year and is sitting on the Nominating Committee. As one of five members under 30 on the committee she is representing the youth of the church. Please keep her and the committee in your prayers as they continue their work this week.
Other members of GYC’s leadership and Board are also present at the meetings, and even participating in the evening programs. If you’re at the convention, stop by booth C1051 to say hi and pick up some books and a t-shirt.
As young people who love the Seventh-day Adventist Church, you can be involved too, even if you didn’t make a trek to San Antonio. As I write this I am flying home to Michigan from the GC Session but plan to continue to stay involved.
How? I’m glad you asked.
There are a number of ways, I’m sure, but here is what I suggest. Hop on over to Twitter, search for the hashtag #GCSA15, and keep up-to-date with what’s going on in the Alamodome. Remember, this is your church. You have every reason to stay informed.
The hashtag is not curated, you’ll read tweets from people on every side of every issue as they live tweet the proceedings. As with anything we read, this calls for careful consideration of each piece of data. Just because someone is tweeting live doesn’t mean they are free of bias in their reporting. That’s true of all writers. But even evaluating the biases provides a window into what’s happening in our church.
I would encourage you, though, not to just read. Engage in the discussions. Challenge yourself and others to think about things differently, deeply, while maintain a respectful and humble tone and attitude.
This is our church. Let’s pray for our church daily, especially during these meetings. Let’s be aware of what’s going on. And let’s use our voices to support the church that we love and show respect for her leaders. It’s an integral part of the Spirit of GYC.