By Nick Jacobson, Conferences Manager • BMA of America
A ballroom full of students and sponsors worshipping together, listening intently to a message, engaging in a service project, meeting students their age and having fun as well as giving their own money to send other students on a mission trip can all be summed up in one word — Wow!
The SOAR 2022 theme was “cALLed.” As you can see, “ALL” was capitalized, meaning we are all called — called to repent and receive Jesus, called to serve and even called to ministry. This year, BMAA Church Planter Brad Faulk was the main speaker, and he did an outstanding job of communicating that to our students. BMAA Missionary Bryan Risner spoke during the third session and knocked it out of the park! SOAR Collective, the worship band, added three new members this year and led the students in worship for each session.
A huge thank you goes to all the breakout session leaders, as well as Aaron Greenwood and Jimmy Brock for taking the lead and organizing them. Students had the opportunity to attend four different breakouts during the conference.
Finally, it was an absolute treat to have Bobby Tucker in attendance. God called him to start SOAR 32 years ago, and the highlight of the week was hearing students’ testimonies of salvation and surrender to ministry because Bro. Bobby answered that call. As we think about the church in 10 to 20 years, I’m excited to see this group of students leading the way. Would you pray for those who attended SOAR?
After the last session, SOAR Visionary Leader Chris Vines announced that SOAR 2023 will be held at the Gaylord Texan on July 3-5. Mark your calendars now. It will be here before you know it.
It’s an honor to serve you, the churches of the BMA. Thank you!