If we were to list the single-most important thing we want to accomplish before our lives are over, what would it be? This is one of the questions Doug Batchelor will be asking Southern Adventist University students during this weekend’s three-part series, “Not Very Far.” The Amazing Facts president plans to address not only what great adventures might be on a “bucket list,” but more importantly, what should be on that list.
“The greatest adventure may not be crossing the Andes with a hang glider,” Batchelor said, “but discovering that the most powerful being in the cosmos is right beside you.”
The “Not Very Far” series, sponsored by The Generation of Youth for Christ Southeast conference (GYCSE), will tackle questions on our physical separation from God, His soon return, and where He is in times of trouble. Alan Parker, professor of religion at Southern and former vice president of evangelism at Amazing Facts, says the message may be especially significant for students who struggle connecting with God.
“If a student has ever felt like their prayers are hitting the ceiling, Batchelor will share how to break through that barrier,” Parker said.
Batchelor is looking forward to interacting with college students, not only because it energizes him, but also because they are at such a crucial age.
“By the time many people figure out which life goals are worth pursuing, they often no longer have the strength or years left to go after them,” he said. “College students are at the very peak of learning and still have faith that anything can be done!”
The “Not Very Far” series will be held in Southern Adventist University’s Iles P.E Center on February 17 (6:30-8 p.m.) and February 18 (10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 3-5 p.m.). If you would like to submit a question for the Q&A session, visit gycse.org. The event is free, open to the public, and will be streamed live.