YOUNG people in Warwick were revved up when a National Evangelisation Teams (NET) Ministries team hosted a ‘Kickstart’ Youth Rally and Creative Day on May 22.
Motorbikes were wheeled in during the rally to drive home the theme ‘young people do have faith, as well as countless gifts to offer the Church – often they just need to be uncovered and given a Ôkickstart’ to bring them into life’.
Entertainment on the night included live music from Toowoomba Catholic band, The Upper Room, and Emmanuel Youth Outreach’s Firestarter Band.
Young people from Moree and Lismore joined companions from Dalby, Toowoomba and Brisbane for the night of fun, faith, drama, games and music.
Team leader Tim Fransen, who recently made headlines in the district as a second rower for Warwick rugby union team, the Water Rats, said he hoped the young people would take the message of the rally back to their own communities.
Young people in Warwick had experienced a definite ‘kickstart of faith’ since the arrival of the NET team in February, he said.
Five faith-filled young adults – Tim Fransen, Meg McCumstie, Robert Schroeders, Catherine Lanzon and Tina Smith – had injected a love of life in the community, reaching out to young people in the parish and Assumption College, Warwick.
As part of ‘Kickstart’, participants had the opportunity not just to watch others perform, but to jump into the action themselves by participating in workshops held throughout the day.
Young people explored ‘hidden gifts’ in music, multimedia and drama, breaking up to create different elements of the ‘Kickstart’ night ahead.
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