The National Senior Sendoff was a labor of love. It was broadcast live on May 28th to 10,000+ families across the country (not counting the many who watched it on CBN!)
If you haven't had a chance to see it I encourage you to check it out. This hour long program is full of inspiring challenges to the graduating class of 2020 from professional athletes and top Christian musicians like Tobymac, for KING and COUNTRY, Michael Tait and David Crowder! Gabrielle Odom hit a huge home run with her "senior speech" and I was honored to speak as well.
I was inspired to do this event, not just for high school seniors across the nation, but the one in my own house, my son, Jeremy Stier. My prayer was to provide a "marker moment" that they would remember in spite of all of the disappointment surrounding this pandemic (cancelled proms, delayed graduations, shelter-in-place, etc.)
The entire program was very moving and encouraging. But the most powerful part didn't happen on the screen but in living rooms across the nation as family and friends surrounded the high school seniors in their homes and prayed over them.
I am so grateful for Faith Christian Academy and Mr. Hasz (the superintendent at Fatih) for saying "yes" to helping to pull this event off with excellence.
I'm super grateful for my friend Allen Weed, who runs a music and media ministry to teenagers and youth leaders called interlinc, for partnering with us to make The National Senior Sendoff their official streaming event!
It also happens that Allen's ministry provides the number one grad gift in the nation: The gift of music and encouragement, ConGRADulations! These gifts of music have been given to over 1.3 million graduates!
God provided so many amazing partners who helped to get the word out. All of them are listed on the website so I encourage you to go check them out.
At the end of the program, our entire family gathered around my son, Jeremy, and prayed over him. Countless tears were shed. It was that marker moment we were hoping and praying for as we "sent him off" to accomplish the mission God has for him in life.
Although the live stream is over it's not too late to celebrate with your high school senior. You can use this video as a parent of a high school senior or as a youth leader with the high school seniors in your youth group. Or maybe, bring all your seniors and their parents together to watch it as a group and collectively commission them into the mission God has for them!
Below you can watch the National Senior Sendoff.