YOUTH MINISTRY - students in 7th-12th Grade

Special Note: We are splitting our ministry to include a separate large group teaching time for Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers. Our new times will be: Middle School Youth on Sunday from 4:00-6:30pm and High School Youth on Sunday from 5:00-7:00pm. This change will take place on June 10th.

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There are injustices all around us. We see injustice in big ways, in small ways, in the world around us, and in our own experiences. In this 4-week series, you’ll help students see that God cares deeply about fighting injustice. Then you'll help them discover how they can respond in Jesus’ name to injustice by working to right the wrongs they encounter in their lives, their world, and even in their own hearts.

May 20th

Senior Night

We will be honoring the graduating seniors.

As a teenager, your middle school and high school years can seem like an eternity, but you will never get this time back. Treasure your family, your friends, and the spheres of influence that God has given you.


May 27th   - Jesus and Justice

Justice is hugely important to God, but it’s not always easy to know what justice looks like. This week, we will take a look at how Jesus fought for justice and how He invites us to do the same.

Bottom Line: When we fight for justice, we fight with Jesus.

Verse: Matthew 12:15-21, 9:35-38


June 3rd – God is Just, When the World isn’t

Joseph’s life was a testament to God’s faithfulness in the midst of difficulty. This week, we’ll consider how the justice of God can transform our response to the injustices we face.

Bottom Line: When we’re treated unjustly, God is still just.

Verse: Genesis 30:22-24, 37:3-4, 39:2, 41:38, 41:40, 45:3-8, 50:20

Next week we start our new schedule!

Middle School Youth from 4:00-6:30pm

High School Youth from 5:00-7:00pm


June 10th – Forgiving the Unjust

If there is anyone is scripture who has been the victim of terrible injustice, it’s Jesus. This week, We’ll be encouraged to respond to one of Jesus’ most challenging teachings: the importance of forgiving our enemies.

Bottom Line: When we’re treated unjustly, we can still forgive.

Verse: Matthew 5:43-48

TONIGHT we start our new schedule!

Middle School Youth from 4:00-6:30pm

High School Youth from 5:00-7:00pm


June 17th – Fight for Justice and be Blessed!

Jesus’ definition of “blessed” was pretty different from our definition today. This week, we’ll see that, in God’s Kingdom, being blessed isn’t connected to our possessions but to whether or not we are fighting for justice on behalf of others.

Bottom Line: When we fight for justice, God says we are blessed.

Verse: Matthew 5:3-10


June 24th    - No Youth.

We are returning from Summer Camp this afternoon. See you next week on July 1st

We gather together every Sunday evening for food, fun, Biblical teaching, and friendship.

Middle school youth from 4:00 - 6:30 pm

High school youth from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Our Mission: To provide an environment of community for teenagers that will help foster their spiritual growth. 

How we do this: Our mission is accomplished in two ways. Primarily in our weekly youth meetings we provide a safe, engaging environment where students are given the building blocks for a strong authentic faith. And secondarily we host frequent events outside of church. We do three differnt types of events:

Outreach Events: These events provide an opportunity for students to invite their friends to fun activity. This gives new students a feel for “the church” without feeling overwhelmed in an unfamiliar place.

Spiritual Growth Events: These events happen in the winter and summer over a weekend or week-long camp. We get away from the business of life in order to focus on God and grow deeper in our faith. We use curriculum that challenges the students to grow spiritually, examine their beliefs, and grow closer to their peers.

Service Projects: These events are for students to live out their faith by serving the community. We volunteer regularly at Manna Foodbank, the ABCCM Veterans Quarters, and with River Link.

Follow us on Facebook at New Life Youth!

Remember this:

"But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 NIV

do this:

morning time

morning time

 

One morning this week, leave a random, small gift on your high schooler’s dresser, sink, or front seat for them to find. It could be something as small as a note, pack of gum, or bargain store trinket. It’ll be a fun surprise and sweet way to start their day.

meal time

 

meal time

It’s easy to become distracted by different seasons, but this is especially true around Christmas. Prioritize connecting with your teenager by planning one meal this week to grab coffee, dessert, or a meal together. Challenge yourself to only ask questions and listen—saving your impulse to offer advice for another time.

their time

 

Their time

In this phase, it’s critical for parents to remind their high schooler that there’s life outside of their immediate world. It’s a great time of year for your high schooler to get involved in short-term or long-term service projects. Send your student a few links via text or email with different ways they can get involved. Follow up with them later on to see how you can help them take a step toward serving.

bed time

 

Bed time

The end of the semester, the end of the calendar year, and the impending holiday season can add extra stress to everyone—including your teenager. Before your teen goes to bed one night this week, encourage them to calm down and relax by reading, drinking a hot chocolate, or listening to a chill playlist on Spotify.

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Summer Camp 2017

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