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War Week


WHAT

War Week is a 5 day youth event hosted by Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God in inner-city Detroit, MI. Morning sessions are spent learning from noted speakers and teachers including Devin Gough, Todd Crews, Tim Dilena, and our very own Steve Andres. Afternoons are filled with ministry in the community. War Week provides a hands-on approach to ministry training, while offering exposure to great people in the community to put their learning to work.

WHEN

Tuesday, July 26 - Saturday, July 30

Leaving NXT @ 9:00am on Tues., July 26; returning between 7:00pm-9:00pm on Sat., July 30

COST: $250 (by July 24) | $285 (after July 24)

Plan on bringing some extra money (details on packing list).

 

WHAT TO PACK

• Bible, journal, pen & highlighter

• sleeping bag & pillow

• clothes (5 days)

• modest, grubby and weather-appropriate for working outside (3 days)

• all tank tops must be modest with wide straps & high necklines

• all shorts must be knee-length and loose-fitting

• you MUST bring pants/jeans for special work projects

• pants/jeans/capris & t-shirts for evening services (4 nights) (no shorts or tanks!)

• modest one-piece bathing suit (for under clothes @ car wash)

• tennis shoes

• flip flops for showers

• towels

• toiletries

• money for (4) meals on travel days & bookstore/snacks

• backpack to carry your extra clothes and supplies each day

• sunblock/shades/etc.

• favorite pair of work gloves

Do Not Bring

• weapons or anything that can cause harm to another person

• iPods

• gaming systems

• any valuable items (jewelry) that you could misplace or lose, etc.

Afternoon Ministry Time Details

Community Acts of Kindness: This ministry speaks volumes to the people of Highland Park. The Mayor and City Council recognize the consistent initiative to serve and have expressed appreciation for the acts of kindness demonstrated by War Week students. In past years, students have focused clean-up efforts on community playgrounds, vacant houses, lots and alleys - a tangible way to show the people of Highland Park the love of Christ.

Door to Door Evangelism: Students are sent out in teams with leders to meet community members on their doorstep. Students ask for prayer requests, pray with the community members and offer encouragement if led. Adult leaders, as always, oversee this ministry.

Street Rallies & Block Parties: War Week typically culminates with an evening street rally or several block parties open to the Highland Park community. Children are attracted to the giant, inflatable jungle gyms. games and clowns, while the adults and young adults enjoy special performances by a featured musical guest. One of War Week’s speakers will present a clear gospel message and provide an opportunity for families to meet Christ!

Training & Teaching Details

War Week students are exposed to some of the world’s greatest speakers, missionaries, evangelists, and teachers! Hands-on training is provided by nationally and internationally know men and women during morning & evening sessions.

Topics often include strengthening their walk with God and practical ways to share their faith with their peers and community. Sessions also include powerful times of worship led by local worship leaders and nationally known recording artists, such as Marcus Cole, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Pastor Marvin Winans, and the Perfecting Church Youth Chorale.

Students and leaders experience powerful altar time at the end of each of the services. We have seen God do amazing things in the lives of students and leaders during this time.

Housing

Local schools and churches provide the use of their gym & locker room facilities for War Week students.

Males and females are housed at different locations; these are secure facilities monitored by adult leaders and staff.

Revival Tabernacle Assembly of God

Location Address: 16525 Woodward Ave, Highland Park, MI 48203

Mailing Address: 16455 Woodward Ave, Highland Park, MI 48203

Emergency Contact: In the event that parents need to reach a student for an emergency, please call the Calvary Church offices. 630-851-7000.

Earlier Event: July 6
24/7 Prayer
Later Event: August 19
Leadership Retreat