WHO: This event is for 6th-12th grade students.
DATE and TIME: This event will take place March 24 at 6:00 PM through March 25 at 5:00 PM.
THEME: This year’s theme is Filtered as we learn to see ourselves through God's eyes.
WHAT IS DNOW? “DNOW” stands for Disciple Now. This event is similar to a lock-in; however, it is focused on discipleship and spiritual growth.
There are Large Group sessions where the speaker can move the weekend’s theme along from a big-picture perspective. These are followed by intentional Community Group times where students go deeper with their individual community group leaders. It’s a focused time of spiritual growth and application.
We will be spending the night at the church in classrooms; participants need to bring a sleeping bag or blankets. Girls will be sleeping on the upper level of the building and guys will be sleeping on the lower level of the building.
The church has six showers: three girls and three guys. These will be available for students and leaders to use; however, there will be a lot of students compared to the number of showers. Every student should not expect to shower; they can survive for 24 hours.
All outside doors will be locked during the event and no students will be allowed outside unless an adult accompanies them.
REGISTRATION: Each church should take care of their own registration and relay the information to Westview. Let us know how many are coming, shirt sizes, and any information like food allergies that may be relevant.
SPEAKER: This year’s speaker is Doug Holliday. He is a passionate and experienced speaker who is passionate about engaging students in an encounter with the living Christ and equipping leaders with disciple-making priorities and practices, speaking at conferences, camps and churches across the US and around the globe.
BAND: We will have an awesome worship band made up of people from a variety of our churches.
COST: The event is $10 per student (Adults are free). This cost covers a shirt and food served during the event: Friday snacks, breakfast Saturday, and lunch Saturday. Please email me if your students have any serious food allergies.
Students will pay their church and the church will give one lump payment to Westview.
DEADLINE: Please give me a headcount and shirt count by Thursday, March 3. This will give me time to order the shirts. I will order extras so students can continue to add after the date but it gives us an idea to work with.
LEADERS: All adults who volunteers at the event need to have been background checked by their church. If not, Westview will happily do a background check.
COMMUNITY GROUPS: We will meet in community groups after worship Friday night and Saturday morning. Students will be divided based on grade and will discuss questions related to the message they just heard.
BREAKOUT ACTIVITIES: We will have a variety of breakout activities based on our theme as well as a few games. Each student will choose which breakouts they want to attend.
· Sleeping bag and pillow
· Clothing they can be active in
· Do not bring any video game consoles
· 6:00 PM // Arrival and check-in at Westview
· 7:00 PM // Worship (welcome, band, and speaker)
· 8:15 PM // Community groups
· 9:00 PM // Free time
· 1:00 AM // Lights out
· 8:00 AM // Breakfast
· 9:00 AM // Worship (band and speaker)
· 10:15 AM // Community groups
· 11:00 AM // Free time
· 11:30 AM // Lunch
· 12:30 PM // Group breakout activities
· 3:30 PM // Worship (Band and speaker)
· 5:00 PM // Pick-up from Westview Baptist Church
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