School is back and so are student worship services!!! We are so pumped to worship with you and your kiddos tonight (Yes, that was just an invitation to come a join us for our worship service! We love having parents and families in the worship room!). We have missed Wednesday nights and cannot wait for tonight! See you there!
Love you all tons, and as always please let us know if we can ever be of assistance to you and your students. We are here for you.
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!
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Kent Lambert - 2nd (12th grade boys leader)
Randy Crosby - 9th (11th grade boys leader)
Ashley Webb - 21st (11th grade girls leader)
WEDNESDAY NIGHT | Tonight is our first student worship service of 2018! Come hangout with us as we gather in community, engage in worship, and open up God’s Word! See you tonight from 6:15 till 8pm!
HUB KICKOFF!!! | Wednesday, January 17th is our student worship kickoff for the new year!!! This will be an awesome night of worship (a special guest worship leader will be here!), games, and opening up God’s Word. This will also be a great opportunity for students to bring their friends!
JANUARY 21st | 2018 Family Ministry Parent Meeting in the Life Training Center. There are 2 options to choose from: 9:30am and 11:00am. Join us for a look into all of the exciting things we have panned for all of our Family Ministry Departments in 2018! New paperwork will be needed for all kids for the new year as well, so, please bring your insurance cards with you!
MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDIES | Middle school Bible studies are starting back up on January 21st! Both middle school guys' and girls' Bible studies will be at the church in the student area from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. We will hangout, have fun, and most importantly open up and study the Bible. Important note: Girls, please bring a composition notebook or similar with you. Cannot wait to open up and study God's Word with our middle schoolers!
HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS BIBLE STUDIES | High school girls' Bible study is back January 28th! They are studying Malachi at the Beach house on Sunday nights from 6:30-8pm. Their address is 2618 High Ridge Dr. Lakeland, FL 33812 (gate code: 1838). Contact Katie Beach at (817) 368-8818 with any questions.
ONE POINT WEEKEND!! | It's time to mark your calendars!! One Point weekend is February 16-18! The best way to describe this event is to take Vertical Student Summer Camp and pack it into one amazing weekend! We are bringing in a speaker and band from Tampa and we are so excited! We will be staying in host homes here in town and will have sessions at the church! The cost for OnePoint Weekend is $75 if you sign up by January 28th and then $90 from January 29th - February 11th. Registration is open at www.mallstudents.com!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A HOST HOME FOR THIS EVENT, REACH OUT TO CINDY TO GET MORE INFORMATION!! If you would like to help out but aren't sure of the details of being a host home, click HERE! We will keep you up to date on more information about this event as the weeks go on!
MIDDLE SCHOOL MISSION TRIP! | We will be taking middle school students (grades 6th through 8th) on a mission trip to Miami during Spring Break! We are partnering with Christ Fellowship Baptist Church, a very prominent church in the Miami community. It will be a great time for our middle school students to be the hands and feet of Jesus! The dates for the trip are March 26-28 and the cost is $75! More details to follow soon!
TALENT SHOW AND BENEFIT DINNER!! | (April 22 6:00pm-8:00pm) Our 3rd annual Talent Show and Benefit Dinner is coming up quick!! This is a great opportunity for students to raise money for Vertical Student Summer Camp! We will have a silent auction, a dinner with excellent service, and of course amazing student talent! Please consider being a part of this event to help the students raise money! The biggest way you can help is by helping us get businesses to donate goods and services for our silent auction! HERE is a letter that you can print out and hand to any business you visit or have connections with. The ultimate goal is to help students go to Vertical Student Camp so that they can disconnect with the world and connect to an amazing God!!!
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!
Luis and Chad
We are wrapping up our two-lesson series on authority, and this week’s conversation focused on obedience. We will discuss the standard that Jesus set for us and how we can follow His example in our daily lives. We also will talk about how obedience is a process that we learn through practice, time, and surrender. It’s a lifestyle that we as Christ-followers can pursue and nurture.
I encourage you to keep the conversation going with your teenager this week. Talk about some of the ways you are practicing obedience in your own life. Also, if you are willing, share some of the struggles you have had with obedience. Spend some time together talking about how you both can follow the example Jesus has given us. Here are some questions you might want to ask:
- What does it mean to live a lifestyle of obedience?
- What are some ways a lifestyle of obedience is different from a lifestyle of disobedience?
- How is obedience a form of spiritual nourishment? And if obedience is a form of spiritual nourishment, how is disobedience a form of spiritual starvation or deprivation?
- How does Jesus’ complete obedience encourage you?
I hope this series has been beneficial for you and your teenager!