YOUTH MINISTRY - students in 7th-12th Grade
In this series, we’ll be talking to your students all about family. Specifically, about brokenness, fighting, and forgiveness.
Here’s a quick overview of the Reality Show Series: http://vimeo.com/xp3students/RealityShow
God can use a fractured family.
HEBREWS 11:20 God uses Jacob and Esau’s fractured family.
Note to Parents: It’s easy for teenagers to think their family is the worst or hardest family to be a part of. You might find yourself, too, focusing on the negative. Do yourselves a favor and set aside time one night this week to write down all the things that make your family great, unique, and fun—despite your fractured state.
Focus on fixing you.
COLOSSIANS 3:8-15 Paul says we can put on a new mindset in family fights.
Note to Parents: Paul tells us that we can “put on” a new mindset when we have family fights or disagreements. Help your teenager (and your household) navigate conflict by coming up with two or three “Family Rules” when it comes to arguing.
Family is forever.
GENESIS 33:1-17 Jacob and Esau forgive because family is forever.
Note to Parents: This week we see Jacob and Esau reconcile—because family is forever. Lead the forgiveness charge by sharing a story with your teenager about a time you had to forgive someone in your family that you didn’t want to. Ask them if they have anyone in the family they need to forgive . . . it may even be you!
We gather together every Sunday evening from 5-7pm for food, fun, Biblical teaching, and friendship.
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.
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