whatcha doin' next summer?
One of the best things I got to do this year was participate in developing and running the first-ever Christian Life Commission Summer Public Policy Institute for the BGCT. We had a great group of high school students and young leaders meet in Austin in July for a week of talking about the intersection of faith and politics. From the day we started planning to the closing session, the event was so much fun. I would have loved this kind of thing when I was a high school student, as would most of the rest of the staff, and that's how we planned the event. We talked about everything from campaign ethics to religious liberty to immigration to poverty issues, all in a nonpartisan, faith-based context.
We are gearing up for another institute this summer (July 9-16), and this time we have a fancy website. If you know of any high school students who would benefit from this experience, please encourage them to visit the website, download an application, and join us in Austin this summer. Kids who are interested in politics, nonprofit work, education, policy, and ministry are all great candidates. They should be committed Christians and currently in grades 10-12.