Luke 5:4 When He had stopped speaking, He said to Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.”
On March 20, 2011, in Milan, Italy, American daredevil David Marvin Jr set a new record for the farthest distance a human has been launched from a cannon. David was launched by an 8 m (26 ft 2.95 in) long cannon, and was estimated to have travelled at an incredible speed of 120 km/h (74.56 mph), reaching an altitude of 23 m (75 ft 5.51 in) from the ground. This fearless guy managed to go 59.05 m (193 ft 8.8 in). God hasn’t called us to be human cannonballs… although it would be a pretty cool opener.
Our YCNL 2016 theme is simply “Launch.”
When Jesus finished teaching the crowds from a floating stage in Luke 5, he said to Peter, launch out into deeper water and get ready to experience a catch like you have never seen before. Peter had to take a step (or paddle) of faith, leave kiddie pool depth, and believe God would use him to witness a miracle of “fish story” proportions.
That same call will come our way on October 7-9, 2016 in Paradise, NL. God wants to launch this generation “beyond the shore, into the waves” where they can experience the depth of His love and the depth of His plans for their lives. This launch may take them across the street or around the world. The countdown clock has begun.
No matter if this is your first time checking out YCNL or your 17th, you are invited to join the launch team on Thanksgiving weekend, that will see the lift-off of a generation who will go higher, faster, and further than they have ever gone before.
Now that I think about it… maybe there will be some human cannonballs at YCNL.