“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18

On November 13-14, 2021, 321 participants from 30 congregations gathered at the Embassy Suites in LaVista for the 2021 Nebraska District Middle School Gathering. This year, those entering 9th grade were invited as a special “COVID Class,” giving them an extra year of eligibility, as there were no gatherings held in 2020.

Each Middle School Gathering is one piece of a three-part journey for 6th-8th grade students based on the keywords KNOW, GROW, and SHOW. The theme of this Gathering was “GrOw,” based on 2 Peter 3:18, reminding students that every day they are called to GROW in the knowledge and truth of Jesus Christ as they learn how God PLANTS a seed of faith in them through baptism, PRUNES their lives for growth, and calls them to live by the Spirit to PRODUCE fruit for Him that lasts an eternity!

The next gathering will be held November 13-14, 2022 in Kearney with the theme centered on the word SHOWSO, students learn how they are are redeemed and sanctified for a life that will SHOW whose they are and will witness to others by HOW they show love in our lives!

You can view a recap video from the event at this link.