Tonight, keynote speaker David Calavitta began by reminding the 3,500-plus members of Generation Z gathered here that each person is created fearless: made for love and from love. David shared with the teens that each of us is a miracle.
During the good times, we receive that simple, loving message easily. But, in more difficult times, the message of God’s unconditional love gets drowned out by lies from the Enemy. When we fail to live up to a certain standard of performance, behavior, expectation, status, or popularity, we might be tempted to run and hide from our loving Father. Shame drives us to hide instead of allowing us to run freely into His arms. There we would find the love and peace we seek.
“[Jesus] gave [the apostles] something better than an empty promise. He breathed His life into them. He gave them His presence, His power, His Holy Spirit… He who is in us is bigger than any problem we are going to face.”
Week 2 of Steubenville Mid-America has an awesome team! We are pleased to introduce you to our host, worship leader, team priest, and speakers who are all excited to be with us. Keep reading to find out more about them!
Chris Stefanick – Host
Chris is an acclaimed speaker, author, TV host, and Catholic curriculum creator. He has been able to reach millions via his reality tv show, radio segments, and online videos. He hopes to inspire everyone to live a contagious and bold faith. He is also the founder and President of Real Life Catholic, a non-profit which does outreach events to Catholic parishes. Chris is a proud husband to his wife Natalie and father of six.