There’s a desperate need for Christ’s light, whether it’s in the hallways at school or on the streets in our community. God is calling us to be bold in sharing that light, through what we’re doing and who we are. At MOVE, we’ll seek to figure out what it means to illuminate the world around us. We’ll learn from those in the Twin Cities who are being light in their communities as we serve alongside of them.
Matthew 5: 14 -16: “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.”
Edrin Williams was a youth pastor for years before becoming the Pastor of Equipping & Formation at The Sanctuary Covenant Church in Minneapolis, MN. He’s a popular speaker at youth retreats and conferences and is passionate about equipping leaders of all ages who will impact society with the Gospel of Jesus.
Edrin has been married to the woman of his dreams, Shanequa, for 10 years. They are parents to two beautiful daughters, 6 year-old Taylor Elise, and 3 month-old Harper Grace. Edrin is a native South Carolinian who loves Minneapolis, writing, music, history, travel, and people!
MOVE stands for Mission Outreach Venture and Experience. It’s a two-day urban retreat that focuses on God’s call to compassion, mercy and justice. High school students (grades 9-12) and leaders from Northwest Conference Covenant churches gather to worship, learn, serve, and have fun together. There are general sessions with amazing worship and an engaging speaker, a half-day of serving with local ministries and community organizations in the Twin Cities, a time of experiential learning, late night games, and more. MOVE is designed and pulled off by a team of youth pastors from the Northwest Conference.