Sunday, May 13th

Hello Parents!

We are switching it up a little this year for summer camp!! We will be splitting up teams this year by small group! Here's what that means, you won't know what color tribe your student will be on until the parent meeting on June 15th! We know this may pose a bit of inconvenience but we are excited to have all grades and genders a part of the same tribe! It will intensify competition and also encourage unity across the entire student ministry rather than just by grades. We know this may also make it difficult to purchase items of your student's tribe color since you won't know until a week before. We will also supplement by providing some more items when they get to camp that have represent their team color! If you have any questions or concerns regarding this change, please feel free to contact Luis Ruiz at luis.ruiz@churchatthemall.com! We are so excited for camp!!

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!


HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!

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


VERTICAL STUDENT CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!
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!

  • 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!

FREE CAMP OPPORTUNITY!
This year, we have the amazing opportunity to extend free trips to camp to students who are unchurched and unsaved. We are so excited about this opportunity for students to reach out and get their lost and unchurched friends to camp and give God the opportunity to do a work in their lives! Please consider praying for the friends that will be invited and remember, WE ONLY HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF SPOTS!

VERTICAL CAMP FUNDRAISING
This year, student fundraising for Vertical Student Camp looks 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 students@churchatthemall.com

WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDENT SERVICE
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!

MIDDLE SCHOOL BIBLE STUDIES
There will not be any more MS Bible study over the summer. We will start back up in the fall!

MISSION NICARAGUA
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 this Sunday, May 6th!

NEW YORK MISSION TRIP
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 atluis.ruiz@churchatthemall.com.

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
www.mallstudents.com
Colossians 1:28-29


CURRICULUM

Dear parents,
 
During our series on the Holy Spirit, we’ve been discussing how he works in our lives today. So far, we’ve explored different qualities of the Spirit and his role in God’s plan for humanity. This week, we will personalize things, literally. We will consider how the Holy Spirit works personally in each of our lives.
 
This concept might make us feel both safe and threatened. Imagine if you had a friend who was there for you whenever necessary but was also there whenever you didn’t want him or her around. That might be a bit awkward, right?
 
Rather than pestering us, God is doing for us what we try to do for our kids—be available and present so they can grow in their faith, live in a way that honors Jesus, and tell others about him.
 
As always, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about this topic. Here are a few questions to help launch a conversation:

  • When have you felt the need to be personally understood? Why is this often difficult for people to do for one another?
  • When have you felt most understood by me or by another family member or friend? When have you felt most understood by God?
  • How do you think God does or doesn’t understand you personally?

Know that God the Holy Spirit is guiding you as you make this investment in your teenager’s faith journey. Let’s keep paying attention to his direction as we work together to minister to young people!

Church at the Mall

Church at the Mall, 1010 East Memorial Boulevard, Lakeland, FL, 33801