From Church Reports
Organizers say local youth are in for a lot of surprises as part of this year’s D-WOW Weekend event.
Set for Feb. 15-17, youth in seventh through twelfth-grades are encouraged to register for D-WOW for a weekend of exciting worship and fun. Registration is $35 and can be dropped by the FBC Eupora office, or at the offices of participating churches, including First Baptist Maben, First Baptist Mathiston, Mantee Baptist, Clarkson Baptist and Walthall Baptist Church. All other church youth groups are welcome to join the fun.
David Murphy of First Baptist Church of Eupora said D-NOW (or as it is called locally, D-WOW) is short for Discipleship Weekend and it is an annual youth event traditionally by Baptist churches but not limited to Baptist.
“It is a weekend designed to help youth learn more about discipleship and fulfilling the Great Commission,” Murphy said.
Murphy said in recent years in Webster County, D-WOW has become a countywide event, with FBC Mathiston and FBC Eupora rotating the hosting duties. This year, FBC Eupora will host D-WOW.
The event begins on Friday night at FBC Eupora and ends on Sunday morning at each individual church. Saturday begins with a worship session and message. There are group games in the morning. Then Saturday afternoon is devoted to doing mission projects in each church’s community. Saturday night has another worship session and message and the youth return to the host homes for a small group times.
Volunteers in the individual churches provide host homes where the youth will spend the night and get ready for the next day’s events. Local college students will lead small group time at the host homes.
The speaker is Perry Pugh who is associate pastor and youth minster at Calvary Baptist in Starkville. The Josh Buford Band is leading worship. This year the theme is “Redeemed for a Reason.”
Pugh said he is excited about the D-WOW event. He said he is looking forward to getting to know the students who will attend and seeing God move in their lives.
“I am really praying that God will reveal Himself to youth in a clear and powerful way,” Pugh said. “I am praying that youth will come from the weekend with an understanding of why they were saved and how that affects all that you do each day.”
Josh Buford, of the Josh Buford Band, said he is very excited and honored to be able to lead the students of Webster County in worship during the D-WOW weekend.
“My prayer is that every student and adult would engage in worship to our awesome God, that each heart would be drawn closer to the Lord,” Buford said, “that our faith would be strengthened and that every part of this weekend would bring honor and glory to God!”
For more information about D-WOW, contact Jason Carson at FBC Eupora at 258-3491.