Abide is an unscheduled prayer experience for college students, high school seniors and adults who work with college students. Abide is designed to be a time of retreat. There is a opening session on Friday night and a closing session Saturday afternoon. Everything in between is up to you. There will be various "Abide Encounters" to help you pray and connect with God. Sit by the water. Spend some time next to the bonfire. Sleep. Listen to the quiet. Pray for your campus and the world. Enjoy the cool weather. Take a walk by yourself. Have coffee with a friend.



2020 Stations

These are the 2020 Abide Stations & Breakouts to give you an idea of the content. They are created and implemented by students serving on the BSM State Lead Team. They will meet in early January to plan Abide. We will update this page as soon as we have the next year's stations and breakouts (usually the 2nd week of January).

  1. REJOICING TREE
    Conference Center Room 1
    Discover more about your troubles and blessings, and see how God has used them to help you grow, similar to a tree.  Prepared by: Amagine Miranda, Josep Baidya, Gabby Tidwell, Kimberly Bogart, Noah Stansel, Lexie Hayes, Kaylon Browning, Timothy Laughbaum, Jourdan Pollock
  2. JOURNEY TO GENTLENESS
    Conference Center Room 2
    Come take a journey, explore the depth of who you are and who God empowers you to be in order to make Him known to all.  Prepared by: Clara Brown, Daniel Huerta, Jared Jeffries, Jeffrey Whitehead, Lydia Acuna, Noah Galloso, Roy Henry, Abigail Vela, Nathan Mahand
  3. BLACKLIGHT CONFESSIONS
    Conference Center Room 3
    Anxieties can be a detriment to our lives. Come see how God’s light can make your anxieties disappear.  Prepared by: Kaley Dowell, Tessa Mitchell, Chris Williams, Benjamin Ortiz, Mackenzie Russell, Amanda Smith, Anasofia Hayes, Trey Hiller, Rodolgo De La Garza, Brady Blair
  4. YOUR CAMPUS UNCONFINED
    Conference Center Room 4
    Praying for God to transform our campuses as we align our hearts with His and seek to unconfine our expectations.  Prepared by: Kale Brashears, Abbey Brown, America Camacho, Blaire Hambrick, Lataya Lattany, Morgun Mason, Reagan Perez, Lydia Madey, Colton Gonzales, Wayne Dillen
  5. OVERCOMING THROUGH THANKSGIVING
    Conference Center Room 5
    God gives us the gift of thanksgiving and calls us to be thankful so we can overcome past and present hardships and enter His peace.  Prepared by: Abigail Jolly, Annabella Martinez, Bailey Berry, Cecili Kennedy, Lillie McDonald, Matt Davis, Samuel Rader, Trevor Thomason, Jen Wilkes, Matt Berry
  6. COME-UNITY
    Conference Center Room 6
    Come pray for and reflect on the daily spaces in which you find yourself. You’ll also have an opportuni-ty to reflect on your communities and lay prayer requests at the cross.  Prepared by: Sorin Pena, Sierra Woodard, Anna Ernest, Nathan McCoslin, Adan Delgado, Karla Estrada, Ben Acevedo, Lee Floyd
  7. FOCUS YOUR HEART
    Conference Center Room 7
    When you go to the Lord in prayer, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Is it Philippians 4:8?  Prepared by: Kellen Rowe, Daniel Morales, Kendall Jurecka, Annette Lopez, Makayla McIlhaney, Jacob Fisher, Maggi-lyn Cardenas
  8. CATCH. PRAY. COLOR.
    Conference Center Room 8
    Come and find out how you can be praying for other nations. Then, create a bookmark to remind you to keep praying for them.  Prepared by: Jacob Gaines, Hannah Golding, Caleb Hill, Ariel Howard, Benjamin Keesee, Tommy Orozco, Priscilla Salinas, Eryn Scott, Gracie Humphrey, Joel Barrera
  9. DIVE DEEP INTO DISCIPLESHIP
    Conference Center Room 9
    In Philippians 4:9, we are called to look back and understand how God moves and influences people through disciples. Here you will reflect on your own experiences of strong discipleship and create a token to remind and pass on discipleship qualities.  Prepared by: Alberto Taboada, Elizabeth Nash, Lilly Ralph, Meagan Obregon, Nidia Garza, Leslie Cardenas, Brian Davis, Khristopher Benford, Meghan Craig
  10. HOPE FOR THE HURTING  
    Conference Center Room 10
    Experience the burden of hurting people. Become aware and pray for their struggles, ultimately leaving it all at the cross. 
    Prepared by: Chloe Winegart, David Vasquez, Evan Maynard, Lauren Lumert, Jacob Jenschke, Esther Haggray, Cameron George, Bayleigh Burling, Ravin Roberts, Kyle Crim
  11. PATHWAY TO PEACE
    Conference Center Room 11
    An interactive way to center focus on who brings peace.
    Prepared by: Sarah Brown, Jennyfer Cardenas, Isabel Garcia, Jessica Mangarres, Jensen Morse, April Pate, Jared Poe, Macon Smith, Jesus Mendoza, Tyler McMurry
  12. BEING KNOWN BY GOD
    Conference Center Room 12
    Share your requests - spiritual, mental, and physical - with the One who knows and answers.  Prepared by: Joshua Galvan, Natalie Gustafson, Shelby Hartley, Ariacna Sandoval, Noah Vanderzwan, William Warren, Claire Vallas-ter, Daniel McAfee, Mika Sumpter
  13. CREATIVE PRAISE
    Miles Auditorium Balcony
    Discover a new way to worship through arts / crafts. Pray and create!
    Prepared by: Danlela Kasper, Mac Stinson, Jaxy Wilcox, Landon Smith, Riley Dunson, Brody Mims, Ezekiel Idemudia, Cole-man Moss, Frances Doria
  14. ABSORBING LIGHT
    Fire Pit (Friday Night Only, across street from Burnet-Llano Dorm)
    Put your anxieties to rest. Bring your struggles, blessings, and praises to the Lord through physical acts of releasing. God will meet you where you are, so spend time in prayer to give God anything that’s been on your mind. He is the Light we need to absorb, leave everything with God.  Prepared by: AshLynn Burns, Cameron Hunt, Caylea Vessels, Dyllon Daulton, Jaci Monroe, Rachel Tunon, Shanda Fletcher, Sydney Johnson, Izzy Pereyra, Kevin Paniagua
  15. UNPLUGGED WORSHIP
    Highland Inn Meeting Room (Friday Night Only)
    This is a time for worshipping and praying together through music.
  16. SUN’S UP SERVICE
    Fireside (Saturday 7:30am, across street from Burnet-Llano Dorm)
  17. COFFEE & CONVERSATION
    Miles Auditorium Lobby
    Coffee, hot chocolate, snacks and conversation.
  18. ADULT LEADER PRAYER GATHERING
    Highland Inn Meeting Room (Saturday 10:00am)
    Gather for a time of prayer and encouragement from others who minister to college students.
  19. WORSHIP TOGETHER
    Miles Auditorium
    Join us as we worship together and explore rejoicing in praise.  Prepared by: Ethan Batten, Youanna Ibrahim, Karlee Jones, Tyler Krebs, Maria Fernanda Leon, Randy Zamarripa, Bret Parker, Vivian Lopez, Ben Muir

Breakouts

Friday evening at 9:30 pm and repeat at 10:30 pm

  • HOW TO STRUCTURE MY QUIET TIME: A MEANINGFUL PERSONAL TIME WITH GOD
    Brotherhood Dorm Meeting Room
    Lead by Joe Schmidt, BSM Director at Texas A&M Commerce
  • BEING JOYFUL IN PRAYER
    Conference Center Room 4
    Lead by Jessica Mendez, BSM Associate Director at TCU
  • PRAYING GOD’S WORD
    Conference Center Room 5
    Led by Robbi Francovich, Spiritual Formation Facilitator at   Development Associates International and former BSM Staff  member at UT Austin and Texas Tech
  • PRAYING FOR MY LOST FRIENDS
    Conference Center Room 6
    Lead by Joe Luna, BSM Director at Texas A&M Kingsville

Saturday morning at 9 am and repeat at 10 am

  • PRAYING GOD’S HEART FOR THE NATIONS
    Brotherhood Dorm Meeting Room
    Lead by Tanner Clarke, BSM Director at Hardin-Simmons University
  • PRESENT YOUR REQUESTS TO GOD: BUILDING AND PRAYING THROUGH YOUR PRAYER LIST
    Conference Center Room 4
    Lead by Morgan Little, BSM Director at Tarleton Fort Worth
  • GUARD YOUR HEART AND MIND: PRAYING THROUGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE
    Conference Center Room 5
    Led by Ben Edfeldt, BSM Director at Midwestern State University
  • PRAYING IN HARD SITUATIONS: ROLE OF PRAYER IN LIVING THROUGH ANXIOUS TIMES
    Conference Center Room 6
    Lead by Shannon Rutherford, BSM Director at University of Houston