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Dear Parents!

Saturday, August 12th, will be having our Crossover event! This event is for all of our middle school students who have completed 6th and 7th grade, but focused on our opportunity to celebrate our brand new 6th graders as they "crossover" from the children's ministry into our student ministry! What better way to celebrate this awesome group of students than to go to a trampoline park and play dodgeball?!

Crossover will begin with “Pancakes with Parents" (for families of upcoming 6th graders only) where we will serve pancakes and provide an orientation for you and your upcoming 6th grader from 9:00am until 9:45am. This will be a great time for me to personally welcome you and your student into our ministry, all while enjoying pancakes!

At 10:00am, for those of you who have students currently in middle school (those who have completed 6th and 7th grade only), your can bring your student for the Crossover event.

Then at 10:20, we will leave for 2Infinity Trampoline Park in here in Lakeland and will jump there from 11:00am to 12:00pm. We will have vans available to transport students throughout the day. We will then go to lunch at Cici’s Pizza on Hwy 98 N until 1:30. We will finish up the event at the church by playing black light dodgeball in the middle school room.

Pick up will be in the Warehouse in the student ministry area at 4:00pm. The price for the event is $15. This includes one hour of jump time at 2Infinity and lunch at Cici’s Pizza. Please register for this event HERE. ALL students going to 2Infinity will need a printed and signed 2Infinity waiver to go (, as well as a signed 2017 student ministry waiver (Can be picked up at the front desk in the Warehouse on Sunday mornings).

Our hope is that after this fun event, your student will be super excited about Sunday, August 13, which is the official Promotion Sunday! This is the day that we welcome all new 6th graders and your student will attend their Student Ministry small group for the first time!

I am very excited to welcome our new 6th graders into the middle school ministry and I am very excited to partner with you, the parent! If you ever have any questions or concerns I am available by email, phone call, text, smoke signal, whatever! It is an honor to be your students middle school pastor.

In Christ,

Chad Daugherty | Middle School Pastor

Phone: 865.748.6298


Once again, I want to express how excited I am to serve you and your student as the Middle School Minister here at First Baptist Church at the Mall!

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Vertical Student Camp