Super Summer is about God, not about self
22 students make professions of faith
BOLIVAR – Leaving their cell phones and MP3 players at home, more than 700 Missouri high school students gathered at Southwest Baptist University (SBU) and Hannibal-LaGrange College (HLG) June 12-23 for the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) annual two-week event known as Super Summer.
Super Summer is an annual getaway hosted by the two schools for students to focus on evangelism and discipleship. More than 430 attended the first week at SBU while 22 students made public professions of faith in Jesus. A second week was held at HLG June 19-23 with more than 260 attending. The featured speaker at the HLG sessions was Curt Jones, student pastor, First Baptist Church, Irving, Texas. Final numbers on decisions for the second week were not available at press time.
Attendees say “intensity” is an accurate word to describe Super Summer. Students began each morning with a personal quiet time before moving to small group Bible studies followed by seminars and eventually the main group worship event. Everything is centered on the theme, “You” (God). There was recreation and plenty of fun, but the speaker for the SBU sessions, evangelist Thomas Young, founder of Young Endeavors, Houston, Texas, ensured that students understood the week was about God and not themselves.