Mid-America Middle School Leadership Conference—S. OH
February 23, 2018
Polaris Christian Academy, 1250 Gemini Place, Columbus, OH
David Morrison is a 2004 graduate of Grove City Christian School (their 2nd graduating class) and started there in Middle School. He graduated with a degree in Pastoral Ministry from Lee University and currently serves as the Student Ministry Pastor at Grove City Church of the Nazarene as well as a member of our Weekend Services preaching team. David has been married to his wife, Katie, for 10 years and they have three children (Hudson - 7 , Sloane - 4, and Luke 3 mos.), oh yeah he has a dog named Zeus who is 56 years old in dog years. David says, "I am passionate about equipping student leaders to grow in and live out their faith. I love to get outdoors, read good books, and wrestle with my children (not Luke yet he's too young). My favorite food is a good bratwurst, steak, or of course Donatos Pizza!"
Check-in: 8:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Please eat breakfast on the way!
The first session begins immediately at 9:00 a.m. It is important to be on time!
Last session ends at 2:45 p.m. Pack cars and be on the way home by 3:00 p.m.
|Cost:||ACSI member schools: $35 per student, $25 per sponsor|
|Non-member schools: $55 per student, $45 per sponsor|
- Challenging general sessions
- Group time with your own school sponsors
- Group time with students of like interests
- Team-building activities
- Great food
What to bring:
- Bible, pen or pencil
- Casual clothing: jeans, sweatshirts, athletic shoes, etc.
- A great attitude!
How to Register
Questions: Please contact the Student Activities Coordinator
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