Sunday, February 25th

Hello Parents!

WOW!!! OnePoint was this past weekend, and it was absolutely AMAZING!!! If you were a part of the weekend in anyway either as a leader, host home, prayer partner, or by allowing your student to be a part of the weekend we just want to say THANK YOU! We ask that you would continue to pray for our students. Weekends such as this can create or stoke a bright and burning passion for Jesus, and we pray that it would continue to burn bright and grow in intensity. Weekends like this can be a mountain top experience, but now our students are back in the valley, back at school and the routine of life, where life can be tough. Please join us in praying for our students, and that the same desire to honor Christ Jesus will continue on, even though the weekend is over.

Love you all tons, and as always please let us know if we can ever be of assistance for you and your students. We are here for you.


These are the big events that are coming up in our student ministry!  
Please go to for 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!

Katie Beach is leading a high school girls Bible study through the book of Malachi. The girls are meeting on Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Beach home. 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 in the High School room. (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!

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.

Luis and Chad
Colossians 1:28-29


Dear parents,

This is a one lesson leadership series called Living Out Leadership. This lesson will focus on compassion. We define compassion as a deep awareness of the suffering of another person coupled with the desire to relieve it. We will look at compassion through the example of Jesus in Mark 6. As Christians, we are called to recognize the needs in our world, consider God’s heart toward people, and find our role in meeting needs.

Here are some questions you could ask your teenager about this week’s lesson to get the conversation flowing:

  • Why is compassion so important for leaders?
  • What is God’s attitude toward the needy and hurting people in our world?
  • Why does God ask us to help meet the needs of people in our world? Why doesn’t God just miraculously create food for them or clean their water or cure their diseases without our involvement?

Have a great week!