We are so excited to announce that we have hired a Student Ministry Assistant. Bonnie Hicks is currently a small group leader for 11th-grade girls and has helped in other capacities including being a chaperone for our NYC student trip last year! She loves serving students and has a son in our student ministry as well. We are so thankful and excited for Bonnie to keep us organized and keep you informed. Last Sunday, we announced Sean Beach will be serving as our Discipleship Pastor. Cindy Beaudreault is not leaving the church! She is currently transitioning from Family Ministry Assistant to Discipleship Pastor Assistant and will work directly with Sean. If you see Bonnie, make sure you make her feel welcomed and encouraged as she pours into our students in her new role!
I'd like to take just a second and thank you all so much for investing and supporting student ministry! I love you all so very much and I'm not going anywhere! Sean will still be overseeing students as part of the umbrella that is Connect Groups throughout the church and I will be right there as well! Bonnie is absolutely amazing and will do an incredible job for you! She is a true beauty from the inside out and her love for the Lord is evident. Please know that although I may be a little less visible, I will never stop loving on your kids! I love them to pieces!
Love you all!
Cindy (aka "Queen B")
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.
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 $300. 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!
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. We are very excited about the wonderful opportunity this will provide for many of our students to attend 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. Parents can sign out a fundraising card at the Welcome Desk. Click HERE for the info letter. If you have questions, please come see us at the Welcome Desk in the Student area or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT STUDENT SERVICE
House of Prayer | Wednesday May 23rd
We will join the rest of our faith family of Church at the Mall for the House of Prayer event in the Worship Center. Come and join us for a powerful time of prayer and seeking God's heart! All are welcome!
SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY
It is time to honor our Senior class of 2018! We know this is an exciting time and we look forward to celebrating with you! The deadline for recognition has passed. All registered seniors will be honored this Sunday at the 9:15 service!
We are partnering with One More Child Global. Pastor Sean will be leading this trip with the High School Students! For more info, click HERE.
NEW YORK MISSION TRIP
We are going back to New York City this year for the 5th year in a row!! This is an incredible trip and 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 email@example.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
We’re launching a new series called “Identity,” and each week, students are examining a different passage of Scripture to discover truths and insights about what it means to find their identity in Jesus.
Jesus offers a promise and reassurance for those who believe in him. He said that if we are truly his disciples, we will know the truth, and the truth will set us free. Jesus’ point is simple, focused, and all-encompassing. It leaves no room for questioning or compromising. Remaining connected to or “dwelling” in Jesus and his teachings is the true measure of discipleship. It is what separates people who are really free from those who merely appear to be free. It also speaks to how our identity is found in Jesus and not in the ways of the world. Jesus is the pathway to truth and the only way to experience freedom.
This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:
- Do you find it difficult to believe Jesus’ love for you is unconditional? Why or why not?
- What does it mean to you to remain faithful to Jesus’ teachings?
- Have you ever felt like your relationship with Jesus was based on your behavior or how good or bad you were? If so, why have you felt that way? If not, how might you help a friend who feels that way?
Thanks for all your prayers for our students and our ministry. Have an amazing week!