Sunday, January 28

Hello Parents!

Welcome to the NEW and IMPROVED Parent Emails!!! Our desire it to make sure that you, the parents of our students, are as informed as possible with all that is happening in our student ministry, but without feeling overwhelmed.  So, we have decided to make the information on our emails to you more concise, but also directing you to our website ( where you will find all the up to date events with all the details and information you will need for all that is going on in the ministry.  

We love and care about our families in our ministry so deeply, and our heart is to serve you and your family in the best way that we can! If there is anything we can do to help please feel the freedom to let us know.


Here are the big events that are coming up in our student ministry!  Please go to come for more information!

Who: Grades 6th - 12th
When: February 16-18, 2018
Cost: $75 before January 28. $90 from January 29 to February 11. (Register on our website today!)

Important: We need 2018 waivers.  Please visit the Welcome desk in the Student Area to fill out a new one.
If you would like to be a host home for this event, reach out to Cindy to get more information.

Who: Grades 6th - 8th
When: March 26-28, 2018
Cost: $75 (Payments are made online to secure a spot on the trip)
(The informational parent packet can be viewed HERE)
Come to the Welcome Desk on Sunday mornings or Wednesday evenings to register!

Beginning January 28, Katie Beach will be leading a high school girls Bible study through the book of Malachi.  It will be on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 pm.  Their address is 2618 High Ridge Dr. Lakeland, FL 33812. The gate code is #1838. Contact Katie Beach at (817) 368-9818 with any questions.

Sunday nights from 6 to 7:30 pm we will be having middle school Bible studies at the church in the student rooms. Middle school guys are going through the book of James and will meet in the Middle School Room (Please bring a Bible and pen). Middle school girls will be Bible journaling and studying the book of Genesis (Please bring a Bible, a composition notebook, pen, and any art and craft supplies you may have). Please contact Pastor Chad with any questions @ (865) 748-6298.

When: April 22, 2018 6 to 8 pm
This is a great opportunity for students to raise money for Vertical Student Summer Camp!  If you would like to help with this event, our greatest need is help getting businesses to donate goods and services for our silent auction. HERE is a letter to print out to hand to local businesses you visit.

Please check out our website for all the event details and information!

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
Colossians 1:28-29


Dear parents,
This week, we will be studying John 15:1-12, where Jesus uses a beautiful, clear metaphor to describe himself as our life source. He explains that he is the vine, and we are the branches.
In our culture, we often look for meaning and identity in many other sources. But only when we recognize Jesus as our life source can we experience complete, fulfilled joy. In verse 11, Jesus says he has spoken these things so our joy will overflow.
This week, spend a few minutes with your teenager talking about our lesson before Sunday. Here are some questions you can use to fuel your conversation:

  • How does being connected to Jesus, our vine, make you feel more alive?
  • In what ways is this connection evident in people’s daily lives?
  • What are some things that might try to disconnect you from the vine? How can you be aware of those things and prevent them from interfering with your relationship with Jesus?

We appreciate your prayer and support for our ministry. May God bless your week!