|Introduction to Upward Challenge|
What is Upward Challenge?
Upward Challenge is a week-long event that focuses on introducing youth to the person of the Holy Spirit, encourages them to seek a deeper walk with Jesus Christ and nurtures a growing relationship with God the Father. During the week, youth participate in interactive teaching sessions, small group discussions, personal solo times, one-on-one prayer ministry, powerful times of worship, group games, a challenging field trip, and times of wonderful fellowship and service.
This event is designed for youth (8th-12th grade) who have a desire to be deepened in their faith and are actively seeking to grow. It is recommended that the youth who attend already have a basic knowledge of Scripture and a growing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Upward Challenge is a growing community and service oriented event. Meals will be prepared and served by the attending students and each individual is expected to contribute to the community through clean-up, set-up, participation, and the expression of their individual gifts.
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The Rev. Paul Stokes and The Rev. Catey Morrison, both pastors in the United Reformed Church in the United Kingdom, tell what is distinctive about Upward Challenge
Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your siteWhit and Ed Trumbull tell why they keep sending their children to Upward Challenge and how this has had an amazing impact on their family.
Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your siteUpward Challenge students give a report on the impact of the experience on them. This is so cool to hear from the students themselves!
Dim lights Embed Embed this video on your siteThe Rev. Dr. Brad Long - whose daughter Elizabeth founded Upward Challenge - tells how this unique approach is actually working to pass on to future generations our faith in Jesus and the experience of being filled with the Holy Spirit.