Sunday, April 22nd

Hello Parents!

Registration for Vertical Student Camp 2018 is NOW OPEN!!! Camp is July 22-27 in beautiful Odenville, Alabama. This is one of our favorite weeks of the entire year and is an absolutely epic time! This year we have a great opportunity to fundraise for camp! Come to the Welcome Desk in the Warehouse for more details! Deadline for the fundraising envelops is May 6th. As an extra incentive, when students turn in their completed fundraising envelops they are entered into a drawing to win awesome prizes!

We love you and your family a ton! Please let us know if there is any thing we can do for you!


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

There are two ways to sign up, you can sign up online by clicking the link HERE or you can sign up at the welcome desk on a Wednesday or Sunday! Right now the cost is $275 but there are a couple price breaks you need to be aware of!

  • 5/6 will be the last day to sign up at $275. On 5/7 the cost of camp will be $300
  • 6/17 will be the last day to sign up at the $300 price. On 6/18 the cost of camp will be $350
  • 7/8 will be the last day to sign up for camp.
  • 7/15 will be our camp parent meeting after church!

In order to lock in your spot for camp at any of these prices, you must give a $50 non-refundable deposit at the time of registration! It will be an amazing week! If you are registering online, you have the ability of writing in how much you want your payment to be. Just fill in the payment blank with either the $50 deposit or the amount (up to $350) that you would like to pay! Making manageable payments has never been easier!

This year, student fundraising for Vertical Student Camp will look a little different, and we are very excited about the wonderful opportunity this will provide for many of our students to come to camp (Not to mention helping out parents and their wallets!). Students will raise their own funds to go to camp by asking others to consider donating a dollar amount to help them go to camp, which they will signify on the Vertical Camp fundraising card. Parents of students will sign out this card at the Welcome Desk. Click HERE for the info letter and for any questions please come see us at the Welcome Desk in the Student area or email us at

We are in a series called "The Savage Life." It is a six week series in the book of Ephesians that challenges our students to live a bold and active life! Come on in and check it out!

We are back to normal! See you at church Sunday night from 6 to 7:30!

We are partnering with One More Child Global and Pastor Sean will be leading this trip with the High School Students! For more info, click HERE. Next meeting is May 6th!

We are going back to New York City this year for the 5th year in a row!! It is an incredible trip that will definitely get you out of your comfort zone! Here are some of the details of the trip...

  • When: July 7th-14th
  • Cost: $975
  • Who: High School students only

Please consider going on this amazing trip! If you have any questions, you can email Luis Ruiz at

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,

We are wrapping up our series called “Too Good to Be True?” Each time together, our students have discussed what it means to be “good”—and if being good is good enough.
In this final lesson, we will explore Luke 18:9-14, where Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector. Both men went to the Temple to pray. The Pharisee listed all the good things he had done—for all within earshot to hear. The tax collector, on the other hand, quietly prayed and called out for God’s mercy; the tax collector knew he was a sinner. To be seen as good, we can often inflate reality about ourselves or concentrate on the rules we do follow—while skipping over our challenges. But Jesus wants us to be genuine with others, with Him, and with ourselves.
This week, we encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:

  • Our culture is so concerned with what others think. How can you be comfortable with who you are, so you’re not trying to be someone else?
  • Being genuine with Jesus means talking with Him about both the good and the bad. Which is easier to share? Why?
  • How can we be more genuine within our family?

Have a great week!