KDYG Is Going Virtual This Year!
All senior youth of the Kansas District are invited to join us for this year’s Kansas District Youth Gathering Saturday, November 21! This year’s Gathering will be all digital. Our theme is “Clearer Vision” from Hebrews 12:1-2. Join us as we walk through what it means to have our eyes truly fixed on Jesus Christ, the author and perfecter of our faith, and run with perseverance the race marked out before us with our band, Bread of Stone, and our speaker, Pastor Scott Giger. Registration opens September 15!
Scott Giger is executive pastor at Cornerstone Lutheran Church in central Indiana. He loves witnessing God’s work in the lives of his people. He and Kate have been married for 21 years, and they have three children, Emma, Andrew and Micah. Hailing from Lakeville, MA, he is rabid Red Sox fan. He is fluent in Spanish and once appeared in the New York Times but is still trying to figure out the use of the quadratic formula.
Brothers Ben and Bill Kristijanto formed Iowa-based band Bread of Stone in 2004. Their father believed the Lord was calling them to start a music ministry, so the brothers started taking music lessons and began performing in local churches. As time progressed, Bread of Stone began playing at festivals and youth conferences and various other venues the Lord provided, giving them the opportunity to share the Gospel message. Ben and Bill have since been joined by bass player Tim Barnes (South Dakota) and drummer Jason Ferris (Ohio).
In 2015, the band charted No. 1 on Billboard’s Christian Rock Charts with their song “Porcelain” from their project Not Alone. Later that year, the group went back into the studio to work on their fifth album, Hold The Light. The band is currently working on a new project and is focused on pushing the music industry limits to create something fresh.
Bread of Stone is passionate about sharing what God has been doing in their lives, both personally and as a group, wherever they travel. During a trip to Indonesia, a country the brothers called home for nine years, they founded The Light Project when they were asked for help from local village pastors. The goal of this ministry is to empower those who are not afraid to carry the light of Jesus into the darkness, even when faced with persecution. Bread of Stone continues to visit Indonesia to encourage the people and to share the Love of Christ. For more information, visit www.BreadofStone.com.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.