What is Happening?
Happening is a cloistered weekend. That means, for the most part, that we close ourselves off from the outside world during the weekend in order to focus inwardly. It’s a way to keep distractions to a minimum and allow the community to grow and walk together.
But, what exactly is Happening?
Happening is a spiritual awakening and renewal weekend where high school students (grades 9-12) have a face-to-face encounter with the love of Jesus through Christian community. This is done through a series of talks, given by youth about their experiences in faith and in life. It’s honest. It’s up-front.
The weekend follows a format of talks, each followed by small-group discussion and activities. Topics covered throughout the weekend include prayer, faith, Jesus, and our individual calls to ministry in the world. Scattered between the talks and small group sessions are lots of fun songs and games, and worship through liturgies that youth may or may not have experienced before. We come together for praise, for reconciliation, for healing. Of course, there are a few fun surprises throughout the weekend!
Who can attend?
Open to all high school students grades 9-12. First time participants attend Happening as "Happeners." Once you have been through Happening once, you are eligible to serve on Happening Team. CLICK HERE to register!
Happening Team is a dedicated group of high school students (grades 9-12) who plan and lead the each Happening weekend. Adults are part of team as chaperones, but the youth make it all "happen".
For more information about Happening Team please CLICK HERE to visit the Happening Leadership page.