Sunday, June 24th

Hello Parents!

Vertical camp is four weeks away from this Sunday!! If your student is attending camp, please mark your calendar for our parent meeting on 7/15!

We had a great turn out last week for Grub Hub! Lots of fun & laughter. If you want your student to be more involved this summer this is an awesome opportunity! See below for more details!

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! Camp is just over a month away! The fee for camp is now $350. Important dates:

  • 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 July, 8th 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 "HILLBILLY NIGHT!!" The High School group will meet at "THE MONTANEZ HOUSE!" The fun will run from 6 - 8pm. For the remaining summer schedule, click HERE.

Grub Hub and Bible Study
Thursday, June 21st is Grub Hub!! The schedule will flow as follows:
12:00 - 1:00 pm - Grub Club meet at "MOE'S LAKESIDE VILLAGE"
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,

This week we will discuss Jesus’ challenging command to love our enemies. Showing love to people who treat us badly doesn’t make us a doormat; instead, it makes us an on-ramp for them to know Jesus through us. We can do this only through Jesus’ power, not our own.

Loving our enemies feels backward because we live in a backward culture. But Jesus calls us to let go of our egos so we can share his love and pray for people who mistreat us.

Here are some questions you can use to begin a conversation with your teenager:

  • Why do people mistreat one another, whether the behavior is intentional or not?
  • In what ways might you have mistreated someone this week, even by accident? What kind of forgiveness or grace do you want to receive?
  • Besides the fact that Jesus commanded it, what are some other reasons for loving our enemies?

The love of family enables young people to reach out in love to everyone around them. Thanks for all you do to support and love your teenager. May the Lord bless your family and turn all your “enemies” into good friends!

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