Presented by Student Leadership University
The LIFT Tour
A world-class weekend experience that challenges students at all points in
their spiritual walks to embrace a Christ-centered lifestyle.
The LIFT Tour
The LIFT Tour is a two-day weekend experience for middle and high school students designed to intentionally create an environment where students can EXALT Christ through Christ-centered worship, ENGAGE through biblical teaching, and be EQUIPPED with the necessary tools needed to be salt and light for their generation.
Little Rock, AR
Augusta, GA / Columbia, SC
Gwinnett County, GA
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The LIFT Tour 2024 "I N V E R S E"
Historically, Jesus, the Messiah, has been one of the most interesting and intriguing people to have ever lived, not just because of His divinity but also because of how He lived and what He said. Whether or not you are a Christian, you must admit that His life is captivating. The words He spoke, the stories He told, and His polarizing effect on culture and people made Him one of the most fascinating people ever to live. Most notably, throughout His ministry, Jesus made some shocking claims that were challenging, controversial, and counter cultural. That’s what made His teachings so inverted from the teachings of the day…they were contrary to the cultural norms. When talking about Jesus, we often focus on the grace and the love that Jesus showed others; however, that’s only one side of Jesus. Jesus also said many things that shocked people and caught them off guard. So much so, even Jesus' disciples, in John 6:60 (CSB), struggled with some of Jesus’ teachings: “Therefore, when many of His disciples heard this, they said, ‘This teaching is hard. Who can accept it?” And, if we are honest, this question is still being considered today… Who can or will accept Jesus’ teachings?
Our theme for The LIFT Tour 2024 is I N V E R S E. Inverse (n) simply means, “something that is the opposite or reverse of something else.” When Jesus spoke, His teachings were the inverse of what culture was and is saying. It was the opposite of what we would assume to be true. This year we will explore some of the most challenging and controversial teachings of Jesus. One of the most common truths that have regularly been applied to the person of Jesus is the fact that He comforts the afflicted and afflicts the comfortable. Yes, Jesus said and demonstrated the most loving, accepting, and grace-filled things. However, He also said some of the most complicated truths that even perplexed the people who knew Him best. Why? Because Jesus taught both grace AND truth! So, if we want to have the power to truly change our lives and this world, learning how to navigate the tensions between Jesus’ teachings on grace and truth is essential. Therefore, during The LIFT Tour 2024, we will highlight four counter cultural claims made by Jesus.
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At the LIFT Tour, students will have an opportunity to hear from some of the best speakers, authors, artist and entertainers, DJs, and worship teams. What sets the LIFT Tour apart from many of the any other Christian tours or weekend youth events like it, is the intentionality of giving a clear and compelling gospel invitation in every city. The LIFT Tour is a weekend full of living-changing discipleship, evangelism, and FUN!!
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