BOB coming to city on weekend
By Times-Journal Staff
It's wild. It's wacky. It's BOB.
Organizers are expecting as many as 200 teens who attend St.
Thomas and area evangelical churches to be at BOB, or Battle of
Believers, a fun time of zany activities this weekend at Camp
Large group activities will rule Saturday afternoon, says Faith
Baptist Church youth pastor Scott Brush.
But there's more to BOB than may first meet the eye.
The Elgin Christian Youth Network event, sponsored by local
business, is also geared to encourage young Christians to look
around to see where they may be needed.
"It's to encourage Christian kids to stand up and be bold about
their faith," says Brush, "and to let people know that there are
Christian young people out there."
BOB participants will get their spiritual batteries recharged
through praise and worship guest speaker Brad Ringer, an inner
city youth ministry leader from Buffalo, NY.
The event, expected to be the largest to date for the
two-year-old Elgin Christian Youth Network, is also geared to
encourage students when they take part in the Meet You At The
Pole event, Sept. 18.
Thousands of Canadian teens are to meet at the flag poles of
their respective schools, public and private, at 7 a.m. that day
to pray for their communities and country -- of a larger group
Registration for BOB is Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. There is
Local businesses donated $2,000 to help make the event possible,
"There's a lot of people out there interested in young people at
large," he said. "This seems to be saying something."
The group will tent it overnight to Sunday.