Sunday, July 30th

Hello Parents!

WOW!!! We are in the middle of our week of Vertical Student Camp 2017 and God is moving in mighty ways! Camp is such a powerful experience for our students, and this week is such a high point spiritually. We are experiencing powerful worship services, deep study of God’s Word, and constant community among other followers of Christ. Please continue to pray for life change for our students as God’s Spirit continues to move here at camp! If you would like to stay connected, please follow us on Instagram (@mallstudents) and join us for our worship services on Facebook live!

Here is some info to stay connected, and as always, if there is anything we can do for you just let us know!


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY to these incredible people!
Vince Filippone - 3rd
Juli Clayton - 7th

SUNDAY PRAYER TIME at 9:15am FOR SMALL GROUP LEADERS Join us each Sunday morning in the Middle School room as we pray over our church, church leaders, and our students. Prayer is so very powerful, and extremely necessary. Because prayer is so vitally important we are inviting you all as small group leaders to come and lift up your voice.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@mallstudents) and watch in on the camp worship services at 7:30 pm EST on Facebook live!
Also, there will be no Wednesday night services for students tonight.

SUNDAY AFTER CAMP The Sunday we return from camp, we be our camp recap morning in the High School room for a time for those who went to camp to share the incredible things God has done in their lives! This will be during our normal Connect Group time at 11:00 am and all students regardless if they attended camp or not will join for this time.

WINSHAPE (No Wednesday Night events on campus on July 26th). Winshape Camp is July 31-August 4! Pray for the many kids and volunteers that will be on our campus this week! Pray that the Good News of Jesus maybe heard and received! Also, pray for our volunteers, for many of our high school students are helping out with this week! Because it is Winshape Camp, there will be no Wednesday night events on campus on July 26th .

NO WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDENT SERVICE AUGUST 9TH: On Wednesday, August 9th, there will be no Wednesday night events on campus. Enjoy this night with your family as one of the few summer nights we have left!

STUDENT WORSHIP KICKOFF AUGUST 16TH: Our Wednesday night kickoff is August 16th ! This will be an  epic start to the school year and our fall series in the student ministry! Make sure your students do not miss out on this night and that they bring a friend, or FIVE!

SUMMIT | AUGUST 6TH: Summit is Sunday August 6th and this is a wonderful time to celebrate, encourage, and train current and NEW Connect Group leaders! If you are currently or would like to lead a Connect Group, Summit is for you!!!
Summit will begin at 5:15 pm with a coffee and NACHO BAR! Then at 6:00 will be the Rally lead by Pastor Jarrod Brooks in the Worship Center. And from 7:00 to 8:00 will be a time of training for your specific Connect Group (preschool, children’s, students, or adults). We can’t wait to see you there!

CROSSOVER | AUGUST 12TH: Crossover is an action packed event to welcome our new 6th graders into our Middle School Ministry! Crossover will begin with “Pancakes with Parents” at 9:00am. This will be an orientation for the parents of our upcoming 6th graders ONLY (Families are welcome, but please include how many will be attending when you RSVP). After orientation, all students who are going into 7th and 8th grades will join us for the Crossover event at 10:00 am. We will have vans available to transport the students to 2Infinity Trampoline Park in here in Lakeland and will jump there from 11:00am to 12:00pm.  After 2Infinity we will go to Cici’s Pizza on Hwy 98 N for lunch. 
We will finish up the event at the church by playing black light dodgeball.  Parents can pick up at the church in the student room 460 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 at

PROMOTION SUNDAY | AUGUST 13TH: Promotion Sunday is August 13 th and this will be when your student will move up into their new grade! So exciting!!!

What an absolute blessing it is to be able to partner with you! You are loved deeply and appreciated. If you have any questions, we’re here for you!

Chad Daugherty | Middle School Pastor
(865) 748-6298
Colossians 1:28-29


This week in Connect Groups we will have students share their experiences at Vertical Student Camp 2017. If you had a student attend camp, ask them what was most impactful for them and what God showed them during their time at camp. If you didn’t have a student attend, ask them what God is showing them in their lives at the moment.