Summer Institute Inspires Guests

[[{"fid":"2681","view_mode":"media_original","fields":{"format":"media_original","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"DA Carson speaks at the Xenos Summer Institute","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false},"type":"media","field_deltas":{"1":{"format":"media_original","field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]":"DA Carson speaks at the Xenos Summer Institute","field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]":false}},"attributes":{"alt":"DA Carson speaks at the Xenos Summer Institute","style":"width: 30%; float: right; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid; margin-left: 5px; margin-right: 5px;","class":"media-element file-media-original","data-delta":"1"}}]]Even though it may have been raining outside, the weather didn’t stop us from soaking up the teachings at the Xenos Summer Institute (XSI). 

“Fighting For Delight in God's Word by John Cleary was inspiring and comforting. It reminded me that God's work doesn't have to be a chore and it’s really something to we can delight in,” said Hannah Martino, from Michigan. This was one of the breakout sessions that she enjoyed the most.

About 3,600 people attended the Summer Institute, of which hundreds were guests. We had nearly the same number of guests as last year. 

The most heavily attended plenary session was the Thursday evening teaching by D. A. Carson, Understanding for the Simple, out of Psalm 119. The breakout sessions were also very popular with no major overcrowding in the classrooms. Hannah’s brother, Brett, attended his first XSI and said, “It was an amazing answer to prayer! God spoke and it wasn't a whisper!

Hannah, who plans on moving to Columbus to attend Xenos, said, “I think what I will take away from this conference is a new sense of urgency to start making strides in accomplishing God's work. We need to stop being lazy Christians and start engaging in real spiritual battle” and “Overall, I learned that it is important to act when you hear God's calling.” That’s a good lesson for all of us!  

At Xenos, we are a blessed fellowship that we get to share such awesome resources with other believers around the nation. We want to thank the 350 volunteers that make this possible!

Next year’s Summer Institute will be held July 11-13, 2018 and will have key speakers, J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell.

Want to listen to breakout or plenary sessions you missed? Go to /teachings/?series=289