A big focus of the event was how to make United Methodist Student Movement an actual movement again, instead of just an annual event. What about out West? How can we encourage students to move through their days as disciples of Christ, turning the world upside down wherever they go?
One story shared at worship was about how John and Charles Wesley and the Methodists that they inspired made London a better place because of their Movement. In the face of rampant drunkenness, poverty, a lack of medical care and lukewarm faith, the early Methodists turned London upside down with their acts of piety and mercy. Visiting the prisoners, caring for the sick, preaching in the fields, praying for changed hearts- these were the things that transformed the world. And we can do it again.