The most impacting thing I learned at LifeFocus is that young Christians can't win people to Christ when they are behaving like sponges or chameleons. We tend to soak in all the teaching from church but never share it with the world. We also behave like Chameleons and try to blend in with the world. In reality we should not only look much different, but try and make a difference. LifeFocus inspired me to claim the gospel as the only truth that will set me free. After each session of teaching I felt more and more excited to share the gospel.
Studying the lives of the Covanenters inspired me to develop a more intimate and personal relationship with Christ. I longed to know him like they did, choosing to die for him before they knew death was coming. It challenged me to search through the scriptures and truly understand God in his three persons. In studying the Reformed Presbyterian church I learned why the Covenanters were called Covenanters. They realized the importance of the covenants God makes with man throughout the bible. In response to my Father in heaven, at the end of LifeFocus, I made my own covanent with God. My goal after LifeFocus is to focus on my inward appearance. It is far more important how I appear before God than before man.
I am so thankful I was a part of the Life Focus Team 2012. My brain was on gospel overload, and I loved every minute of it!! I learned a lot about RP covenanter heritage and what the Scottish founders were striving for: Biblical accuracy and application in every aspect of life. Here I was challenged once again to live out my faith by sharing the gospel. This is something that has always been a struggle for me. I had a fear of offending others by presenting Christ in a wrong way, or come across as judgmental to the way people are living their lives. I learned at LifeFocus that sharing from my life experiences is the key to being a successful evangelist for Christ. We must speak of how Christ is making Himself known in the midst of our struggles, and give Him glory in our triumphs. I was also reminded that nothing we do can change the heart, and God’s word never returns void. So, even if our feeble attempts at witnessing seem to have no immediate effect, we can take courage that Christ is still working out His plan in ways we cannot see. Now I am excited to get out there and tell others about the hope we have in Christ!
Those of you thinking about applying for Life Focus, I say go for it, all the way! There was not a better way I could have spent my spring break then learning, growing, and fellowshipping with my brothers and sisters in Christ. Come and see for yourselves, and you won’t regret it!