This year our theme is "33. My Life. His Business." Jesus lived on this earth for approximately 33 years. During that time He taught us how to live and to love. He gave His life to take away our sins and give us the hope of living eternally with Him. In this year's Horizons, our 33rd, we will focus on the life of Jesus and how we can become like Him. He only lived on earth for 33 years but He changed the world during that time. What will we do with our time?
Horizons is a week-long spiritual experience for Christian leaders in grades 7-12 held each summer on the campus of Freed-Hardeman University. This year we'll be celebrating our 33rd year the week of July 7-12, 2013.
It's been an incredible 32 years of impacting young leaders, and the focus that created the program continues to this day as we strive to build an encouraging environment that works to equip young church leaders.
Horizons is directed by Doug Burleson and Kirk Brothers. They are assisted by Kim Cook, Chris Creecy, Jennifer Creecy, Kay Pack, Ray Pack, Billy Smith, Nicole Young and an excellent staff of more than 100 counselors and teachers.
Each day is filled with exciting classes, activities, games, group discussions and more. This year you'll even have the opportunity to take part in real-life service projects.
Each night you'll hear dynamic speakers and worship with other Christian teenagers like yourself. You'll get to spend time at the coffee house, play ball or join in on any of the other countless activities that you won't want to miss.
"Special Night": On Thursday night, we have a special bridging ceremony for all our seniors. You will not want to miss it.
Daily classes provide insight and excellent instruction on Christian leadership, service, spiritual growth and current issues.
They are designed to equip and inspire leaders like you. There will also be opportunities to do community service and receive school credit for it.
You will need to bring:
- a pillow
- twin-bed linens
- and, of course, your Bible
Dress for Horizons is informal, but must abide by the FHU dress code. You may also want to bring athletic clothing (such as swimsuit and coverup) and equipment (such as softball glove).
The theme for Thursday night's awards ceremony is "tailgating". Wear your favorite team attire and celebrate leading for the Lord.
For detailed dress code, check www.fhu.edu/horizons.
Roller blades, scooters and skateboards are not permitted.
Each night you'll call one of FHU's dormitories your home.
There you'll find a supportive group of counselors and friends who'll help make your week at Horizons one you'll never forget.
As you register you can request a certain roommate. You and your roommate will be assigned to the appropriate dormitory according to your age group.
Housing requests will be accommodated as much as possible. However, due to the large number of campers and limited number of beds, please respect room assignments.
The fee for Horizons 2013 is $200. You can pay all of this online when you register or you can send in a check. If sending a check you must at least send a $100 deposit. This is required to ensure you are registered. You may also send the full $200 with your application.
There will be a $10 processing charge for cancellations.
The fee covers the cost of:
- 3 meals per day
- special events
- counselor supervision
- T-shirt and registration packet
You will also need your own spending money for nightly pizza, drinks, snacks, and the FHU Bookstore.