HURRICANE HARVEY

30 Aug

In light of recent events pertaining to Hurricane Harvey’s landfall in Houston and the surrounding areas, the Summer Excitement community would like to hear from our students, alumni, staff, and friends affected by the hurricane and the excessive rain that has followed in its wake.  We have all seen events of equal magnitude across the globe over the years, even as recent Hurricane Harvey - Dowtown Houstonas 2005 in southern Louisiana, as Hurricane Katrina displaced thousands of people, leaving many dead, and changing most residents’ lives forever in the process.   But as difficult as it is to watch our fellow man struggle in other areas of the world, it is especially poignant, personal, when similar diversity strikes in one’s own backyard, imminently affecting friends and family.

The Summer Excitement community is especially thoughtful of our students, alumni, staff, and friends in and around the Houston area having to deal with this.  We are certainly actively praying on your behalf as you face months, even years, of putting the pieces back together.  But we would really like to assist those folks in our community in other ways, other than prayer, if possible.

So let’s start by asking any of you affected to share with us.  If you feel led, please share your story in the comment section below, or on our Facebook page, to bring us current with your well-being, immediate status, and perhaps even your current/future needs.

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. 

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TUMBLERS FOR SCHOLARSHIPS!!!

31 May

We are currently selling Summer Excitement tumblers benefiting student scholarships for $23 per unit.  For each 100 tumblers sold, SE can provide 3 full scholarships to students for whom finances are a hardship.  If you would like one, please send a check to:

Summer Excitement, 1701 Quaker Avenue, Lubbock TX  79416 (note “SE Tumbler” in the memo line of your check)

Upon receiving your money we will hold your tumbler for pickup at the SE office during SE, June 18-23.

For SE friends who will NOT be visiting the LCU campus this June, we can ship units to your home, but with a shipping fee: add $5 shipping for 1, and $7 shipping for two.   For 3 or more units, simply send  $23 times the number you’d like, and upon receiving your check we will send the tumblers, along with an invoice for the shipping fee.

Tumblers hold 14 oz of liquid, have sealable tops, come in their own black cloth bags, and are made of steel.

Thank you for helping us ensure that all students, regardless of financial means, has an opportunity to benefit from what God does yearly at Summer Excitement!

REGISTER SOON FOR SE 2017

9 Mar

Leader Share

5 Oct

Wouldn’t it be amazing if the world was Summer Excitement STRONG?  pillars1

The many men and women who have passed through the ranks are out there, right now, acting in some capacity of leadership!  It’s good to know Summer Excitement has “boots on the ground” every day!

That’s why we are sharing this special new opportunity with every current SE staff and student, and with every SE alum out there engaging in the trenches with intention to make the world a better place while enjoying joyous Christian living!

Leader Share is a place to hear leadership stories and principles from someone in the SE community and have the chance to ask them questions that will help you grow in your pursuit in becoming a more effective leader.

Once a month (occasionally twice a month) you can call the conference number, type in the access code, and be on the call!  You will spend the first 20-30 minutes listening to a leadership message, after which you will have a chance to get into the queue and ask a question pertaining to the topic.

Calls will last one hour in length and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity.  It will help strengthen our resolve and energize us throughout the year, hopefully creating contributing to the already strong legacy of Summer Excitement.

The first call is Tuesday evening, October 20th at 8:00 CST.  Just dial (641) 715-3580
and type in the access code: 528-611 # 

This will put you into the call!

We encourage you to get this on your calendar and make it a priority.  Please pass the word to others who are invested in the work and ministry of Summer Excitement.

On our first call, we will hear from our director Jason Moore and our senior dean Mike Gibson! They will be discussing the topic of determining and overcoming lids that limit our leadership.

Mark your calendar.  Get on the call.  OOOHHHHH GLORY!!

 

SUMMER EXCITEMENT 2015

19 Mar

Summer Excitement 2015 is scheduled for June 21-26, on the campus of Lubbock Christian University.  Registration opened on April 1 and goes through the end of early registration, May 15.  Early registration tuition is $270.  Late fees may apply after this date.

‘BOY DO I FEEL GREAT’ SCHOLARSHIP

21 Mar

In 1985 Richard Seymour played an integral role in developing a new summer leadership school for youth on the campus of Dallas Christian.  The vision that he and others held was to host a non-conventional discipleship experience, once every Jimageune, that would empower young men and women to enjoy the Christian life, while also becoming influential forces for Christ to those around them.  That experience became known as Summer Excitement, and began operating with about 90 students in 1985.  As the vision became reality, Richard not only became the face of Summer Excitement, but he also became the heart of Summer Excitement as well.  An infectious laugh, tireless optimism, a “Boy do I feel great” cheer, and an encouraging spirit, endeared Richard to most young men and women who were impacted by the ministry between 1985 and 2002, while it was hosted by The Branch Church in Farmers Branch, Texas.  Summer Excitement has seen enormous blessing from the efforts of past and current leaders, but none are more synonymous to the work of developing leaders and promoting joyous Christian living than Richard Seymour is!

As such, we are excited to announce the development of the new “Richard Seymour ‘Boy Do I Feel Great’ Scholarship.”  This scholarship will be rewarded as a sort of “buy-one-get-one-free” deal for current students who wish to share Christ with friends back home who they are convinced would benefit from engaging faith in a non-traditional, spiritual environment.  In providing this opportunity we hope to empower current Summer Excitement students to lead their friends into closer union with Jesus.  In doing so, not only will we be honoring Christ and promoting grace, but we will also be upholding the legacy of SE leaders such as Brother Richard! 

 For more information about the “Richard Seymour ‘Boy Do I Feel Great’ Scholarship,” or to learn how to apply for it, please follow the “GREAT SCHOLARSHIP” link above.  Applications for the scholarship will be available on this site on April 1, Summer Excitement Registration Day!

RICHARD SEYMOUR

22 Jun

There is a place in J.R.R. Tolkien’s fictional Middle Earth called Rivendell, an Elven outpost in which Frodo Baggins and friends find safety and comfort in the midst of their journeys to set the world right again. No matter the awful creatures and imminent dangers waiting along the road, Rivendell is a place in which to recover from old wounds, and to find courage for imminent dangers that lay ahead. Without Rivendell, Frodo would certainly have been overwhelmed by evil, the ring would have fallen to Lord Sauron, and Middle Earth would have been overcome by darkness. Rivendell is a good place. It is a place of healing. It is a place of safety. It is where life goes to thrive.

For nearly 30 years, Summer Excitement has been a sort of Rivendell for thousands of young, teenage, pilgrims in search of a deeper connection with the Almighty. There they have found rest and safety and nourishment. There they have had their young and formative spirits set towards Christ.

During Summer Excitement, 2013, one of our founding leaders, and many would say the “face of Rivendell,” Richard Seymour, went on to the Undying Lands to the west. For him, there are no more clouds, no more pain, no more illness. Only pure joyous Christian living with the Father.

On behalf of the Summer Excitement family, I want to say thank you to Richard Seymour for his unquenchable zeal, his great big heart for every student ever to set foot on campus, and for his “BOY DO I FEEL GREAT,” that will certainly echo-on in every heart fortunate enough to walk the halls of his Rivendell!Image