We are doing a new event this year for Middle School Students. We will be taking our students to an event called Believe, March 22-24, 2019 in Kansas City. We are so excited to provide a trip like this for our Middle School students! It will truly be an event that they will not forget.
The theme this year at Believe is “I AM” and will help students explore their identity in Christ. The idea of identity is a universal struggle. Every generation wrestles with it. Middle School students sit at a pivotal moment in their lives where they are constantly asking the question “Who am I?” A student can’t truly know who they are until they know who God is. And this year CIY’s Believe tour will help Middle School students understand what it means to find their identity in God.
Student Life Camp 2019
We all want to belong. Whether it be in a family, a relationship, or a community, belonging to these groups gives us an identity and a sense of purpose. However, because of sin, many people are missing out on the most purpose-driven relationship of all. Those without a relationship with God lack an understanding of what it means to truly belong, to feel loved, and to have a proper perspective of the world around them. But through the life of His Son, Jesus, and through faith in Him, we receive access to a relationship with God, as well as the abundant life that comes along with it. God has given us a way to be in community with Him. At Student Life Camp 2019, students will learn that by faith and through the completed work of Jesus on the cross, God grants them access to His family.
Da MAC (Music About Christ) is from Saint Louis, Missouri. He started making Christian Hip-Hop in 2007, and shortly thereafter he gave his life to Christ. Although he'd grown up listening to Hip-Hop music, Da MAC discovered that writing/performing could be a means of self-expression- especially in hard times. Now, he uses Hip-Hop as a vehicle to share the Gospel! He has recorded four albums independently (M.A.C.nifisent, Return of Da Mac, Real Talk, and ImM.A.C.ulate) and he is currently working on his fifth album.
For Da MAC, making music is about having fun! His portfolio incorporates content across a broad spectrum of topics and styles. There are songs with heavy guitar rifts like "Till I Collapse" or songs that have soul like "Love". There are even songs that are solely made "to bump in your trunk" like "Christ Beatz". Da MAC strives to promote diversity through his art. At live performances, Da Mac engages the audience and relies strongly on crowd participation. He wants everyone "to get pumped up for Christ!".
Da MAC has a passion for Hip-Hop, but more importantly he has passion for his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He wants to use his talents to share that passion with the world.