After the busy weekend of hosting the Threads NOW event April 15-16, event host Jason Hayes, Lifeway’s young adult ministry specialist and a strategic leader of the NOW Conference, made time to answer some post-event questions:
- WHAT IS THE MAIN THING YOU HOPE PEOPLE WALKED AWAY WITH FROM NOW?
- Our prayer is that young adults walked away empowered and equipped to serve God in this season of their life by maximizing the unique gifts and experiences that God has entrusted them with.
- YOU HAD QUITE A VARIETY OF COMMUNICATORS ON THE PLAT-FORM – PREACHERS, PHOTOG-RAPHERS, NONPROFIT HEADS, AUTHORS, ETC. WHY WERE THESE PARTICULAR INDIVIDUALS CHOSEN?
- Our goal in providing such a diverse line-up of speakers was to encourage attendees that God desires to use them in whatever context they may be – whether that means they’re a missionary, a pastor, a school teacher, musician or whatever else.
- GETTING ALL THESE BUSY PEOPLE TOGETHER ON ONE WEEKEND MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE A FEAT. THEY APPARENTLY HAD A LOT OF BUY-IN OF THE EVENT. WHY DID THEY CARVE TIME OUT OF THEIR LIVES TO PARTICIPATE?
- We are very grateful for the participation of all our speakers. They were all fantastic. It was very obvious that each of them was passionate about the Lord, the concept of the conference and this young adult generation. I believe that’s why they were all willing to participate.
- THE AUDIENCE – A GOOD MIX OF COLLEGE STUDENTS, YOUNG ADULTS, MINISTRY LEADERS AND OTHERS – SEEMED TO RESPOND WITH A LOT OF PASSION TO THESE SPEAKERS. ANY PREDICTIONS OF WHAT THEY MIGHT DO NOW?
- Our hope is that these young adults, whether college students or young professionals, will move forward in confident obedience towards a life of total commitment to Jesus.
- WHAT ARE SOME OF THE THINGS COMING UP NEXT FOR THREADS?
- As for Threads, we’ll continue our efforts to connect this generation to God and the church. In doing, this we’ll seize every opportunity possible to speak into the lives of young adults and partner with those who are hoping to do the same.
by Lifeway Staff