Northside Baptist Church is hosting an event aimed at helping high schoolers navigate the difficulties of being a youth today.

“STAND” is an overnight experience scheduled for Friday into Saturday. It is free and open to all Milledgeville area high school students.

“It’s about standing firm in our current culture as a Christian and as a believer, and God’s view, according to the Bible, of how we should act as Christians is contrary to what the culture tells us,” said Jonathan Collins, who’s the acting NBC youth leader along with his wife Joanna.

Registration can be done online through Northside’s website, nbcmville.com. Along with the registration, there is a parent/guardian permission form that needs to be filled out and turned in for students to attend.

Students are asked to report to the NBC Activities Building 7 p.m. Friday where they will hear from speakers and religious leaders on a variety of tough topics impacting high schoolers in today’s world, including sexuality, addiction, mental health, and dating.

“We’ll talk about social media as well, how it influences that age group and how it impacts their mental health,” Collins added.

Ten have signed up for STAND so far, but Collins said he’d love to get to 20 by Friday.

“We’re going to work with what God sends us.”

STAND is scheduled to wrap up by 5 p.m. Saturday. Northside Baptist Church is located at 1001 N. Jefferson St.

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