At Pursue conference, students urged to seek contentment in Christ


In a typical day, the average student contemplates a multitude of decisions, all while navigating classes, jobs and relationships. It’s no wonder young adults are “Chasing Contentment.”

That was the theme of this year’s Pursue conference, hosted by the office of collegiate and student ministries of the Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions and held Feb. 25–26 at First Baptist Church Opelika.

The 500 or so students, young adults and leaders gathered for the event were encouraged that true contentment, the kind that comes through trusting in Christ, is possible even in the midst of the busyness of their stage of life.

“As culture says to pursue all these different things … we’re called to pursue Christ alone,” said Janie Gray, whose husband, Ryan serves as minister to college students and single adults at First Baptist Church Montgomery. The Grays served as emcees for this year’s event. Music was led by Iron City Worship...continue reading.

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