iServi News | 4 June 2021 | Term 2, Week 7
iSTAND Conference at Servite College
Come along to Youth Mission Team’s first iSTAND Conference for the year held at Servite College, from 9.00am to 9.00pm on Friday 16 July. It is an awesome opportunity during the school holidays. You will meet and make friends and eat great food, while learning more about yourself, others and God. Servites also get a special $20 discount, dropping the cost to $50 for the whole day. Bring yourself and a friend or two and we can’t wait to see you there.
Mr Paul Crossley
It is always a pleasure when the opportunity to attend an iSTAND presents itself. I enjoy attending iSTANDs because I desire spiritual guidance in my relationship with God.
Meaningful conversations I have shared with small groups, one-on-one chats I have shared with Youth Mission Team members, and the informative talks presented at iSTANDs have enabled me to deepen my understanding about my relationship with God and Christianity in general.
iSTAND night sessions have been an awesome opportunity for me to reflect on my life and receive spiritual guidance from non-judgemental and supportive prayer teams. When I have been willing to be open and honest, their prophetic and supportive words have often restored my hope in God.
Moving forward, I have been able to sustain this hope, recognising that God has an unconditional love for me that doesn’t fade, no matter what I do.
Jennifer Fazzari (SC4)
The Youth Mission Team (YMT) has had a profound impact on my life, especially last year after meeting them once at youth group. iSTAND was a great opportunity to reconnect with the YMT and to get to know them even better.
The highlight of the event was being able to be in a room full of people my age with similar faith, everyone was extremely friendly and it reminded me that I was not a lone believer. I had also met a lot of these people at previous iSTAND events so it was great to catch up with them.
My faith plays a big part of my everyday life and it guides my everyday actions, whether I realise it or not. iSTAND helped me to rediscover and reconnect with my faith since I’d been so busy with life. At every iSTAND event, I’ll always discover parts of everyone’s faith that can inspire my own.
iSTAND has taught me things about myself that I had never thought of before. I’ve gained a lot of trust for the YMT and the Ministry team at our school, meaning it has given me a reassurance to trust other people in my close community.
Ira Cuerdo (SE2)