Sunday, June 17th

Hello Parents!

Summer programming kicks off TONIGHT! We are so excited for what this summer has in store for our students! Tonight we will have our middle school and high school summer kickoff events! Our middle school students will be here at the church for “Don’t Be a Chicken Night!” and high school students will be hanging out at the Antley’s home! Then, this Thursday, we start GRUB CLUB! Grub Club will be on Thursdays throughout the summer, and we will meet at different places around Lakeland for lunch. Then, following Grub Club, we will have Bible study at the church! We are super pumped to provide these opportunities throughout the week to hang out, to love on, and to minister to our students! For more information, please check out the details in this email!

Love you all tons, and as always please let us know if we can ever be of assistance to 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!

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 Sunday! This Sunday will be the last day at the $300 fee. Price changes and registration deadlines are as follows:

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

A $50 non-refundable deposit is due at the time of registration in order to lock in your spot for camp! It will be an amazing week! If you are registering online, you can include your payment amount starting with the $50 deposit or any amount up to $350. Making manageable payments has never been easier!

This year, we have the amazing opportunity to extend free trips to camp for 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!

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. If your student has not fully completed their fundraising envelop, they still have time! There will be a drawing June 17th for amazing prizes for those who have their envelops completed and turned in by then. 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

The middle school group will meet tonight in the Student Ministry area for "DON'T BE A CHICKEN NIGHT!!" The High School group will meet at "THE ANTLEY'S HOUSE!" The fun will run from 6 - 8pm. For the remaining June schedule, click HERE.

Grub Hub and Bible Study
Thursday, June 14th is our first Grub Hub!! The schedule will flow as follows:
12:00 - 1:00 pm - Grub Club meet at "Chick-fil-A South"
1:00 pm - Load up and head to the church (we will provide transportation)
1:30 - 2:30 pm - Bible study
2:30 - 3:30 pm - Church work opportunities for students needing to raise money for camp.

Our final meeting is Sunday, July 1st, after church! Final balances are due at this meeting.

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’re launching a new series about “Neighbors and Enemies.” To begin, we will talk about loving our neighbors. It’s a familiar concept, yet the word neighbor includes and transcends all people we encounter. Because our relationship with Jesus and our relationships with people are so closely entwined, favoritism and exclusion shouldn’t exist.

That’s the powerful truth found in Jesus’ parable of the good Samaritan. We challenged students to live out Jesus’ call to love others in a tangible way throughout the week. This could be a great opportunity to go out as a family and help someone or volunteer together. Then young people can share stories of expressing Jesus’ love to all people—especially to those who are hurting and need a friend.

Use these questions to start a conversation with your teenager:

  • What comes to mind when you hear the phrase good Samaritan, and why?
  • What are some ways Jesus helps us love other people the way we love ourselves?
  • Who in your life proves most challenging for you to love, and why?

Thanks for praying for our students and our ministry. Have a blessed week!