by Brad Baker
Pastor Rick pulled me aside after the New Year and began talking to me about a vision stirring in his heart and mind for the college students of our country. Rick fully believes the Millennials are a “Reformation Generation” that will forever change the spiritual climate of our country and world. The more I’ve prayed and listened to him share, the more my heart has filled with anticipation. Could this generation help plant a church in every one of the remaining unreached people groups? Could this generation stop a civil war and help place millions of forgotten orphans into loving homes? Could this generation be so in-tune with the Gospel and the movement of the Spirit that they see their communities transform right before their eyes? The answer is “YES.” Some of these things are and have been happening!
This summer we aim to pull dozens of Southern California churches and college ministries together for a 3-day gathering called ‘Radicalis’. The gathering is designed to celebrate and marinate in God’s heart for the lost, poor, abused, sick, forget and oppressed. Rick will share his passion and vision for mobilizing this generation. He will introduce the idea of an annual collegiate festival that will go national in 2012. Existing church-to-church based missional work will be highlighted.
::RADICALIS:: An Annual Gathering of College Students and Young Adults
Why:: Join us as local college ministries from churches all over Southern California unite for a unique three-day outdoor festival experience. Camp at our beautiful Rancho Capistrano campus and experience the heart of God through the arts, music, workshops, serving, and prayer experiences. As one body, our desire for this weekend is to see a generation of hearts be mobilized by God’s power to do something about the millions in our country and around the world that suffer because of spiritual emptiness, extreme poverty, pandemic diseases, corrupt leaders and a lack of education. Join Pastor Rick Warren, worship artist Phil Wickham, and additional speakers and artists as our generation rises up to take their place and respond to God’s call to love those who the world has forgotten.
Speakers:: Rick Warren, Pete Wilson (www.withoutwax.tv www.crosspoint.tv) and others
Artists:: Phil Wickham, Josh Fox (www.joshfoxmusic.com) and others
Date & Location:: August 11-13th (Thursday Night to Saturday Noon)
Rancho Capistrano—29251 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Accommodations:: Tent camping is the primary means of housing for this event. Each church will be assigned a group of camp sites on arrival. RV parking will also be available (dry sites only). Showers and bathrooms will be provided on-site.
Food:: Venders will be on site to provide options for snacks and meals. Note that food and beverages are not covered in the cost of registration.
Tickets and Pricing::
Early bird Price (before July 1st) $25 per person
Regular Price (after July 1st) $35 per person
FOR LOCAL CHURCHES—Contact your college pastor about registering, or e-mail StephanieB@saddleback.com.
FOR CRAVE STUDENTS—Buy your wristband at Crave on Thursday nights, in the office during the week, or call Lisa at 949-609-8661.