Sunday, February 4th

Hello Parents!

We are so excited about OnePoint Weekend! If your student has never been a part of this event, or even if they have, let us share why we love this so much. Students can be so connected to the world, their social life, media, extra curricular activities, that they miss out on what God wants to do in their lives! This weekend gets them disconnected from their worlds and connects them to God's Word. It's almost like our 6 day summer camp, all packed in to a weekend! We believe strongly that every student that comes through our ministry should be a part of this event. Please consider signing up your student! You will not regret it!

We love and care about the 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: $90. registration open through 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 or a driver 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 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,
To continue our series on culture, we explored Matthew 17:1-14 this week. After some of the disciples climbed a mountain with Jesus, they witnessed his appearance change. God’s presence was so strong it was like Jesus’ face was the sun. But Jesus didn’t stay up on the mountaintop. He took the disciples back down, where people who needed healing and forgiveness waited to encounter Jesus. Similarly, he wants to take us to the foot of the mountain, where we can love and serve those who need him.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking to your teenager about our lesson. Consider using the following questions in your conversation:

  • What might it have been like to experience God’s presence on that mountaintop?
  • What are some ways you encounter God during your day-to-day life?
  • Jesus took the disciples up a high mountain to be alone with God the Father. When’s the last time you made this kind of effort to be alone with God?
  • How did Jesus’ time alone with God fuel him for ministry at the foot of the mountain, with people who needed him? What “fuels” you for living out your faith?

Thank you for all the ways you support our students. It makes a huge difference!