Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Messy Situations Week 2 & 3

Week 2How big is YOUR COMPASSION for those outside your circle (Jonah's issue)?

Week 3Tough times? Wait on the Lord. His plan > our plan even if we fail to understand.  God will prevail.  Picture below from our look at Habakkuk.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Messy Situations 1

Never forget that GOD PURSUES YOU. His love and compassion to be in a loving relationship with you is greater than any messy situation you have in your life.
Watch the video from last night below.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Messy Situations Series

Starts September 11th!

See how God worked in the Old Testament.
See how it applies to us today.
Powerful stories that many Christians do not know very well.  We'll dig into 5 messy situations of minor prophets.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

FLOAT Lesson Recap

For four weeks we have been talking about the "fabulous life of a teenager."

Goals, stereotypes to overcome, finding causes you care about, and our final week was about preparing now for the future.

Be Prepared for what God has in store for you in the future (1 Peter 1:13-15)

We know Paul did amazing things...but it was his preparation for 13 years before his 3 big missionary journeys that made him capable to make a big impact. Use your years NOW so you are prepared for what God wants to do through you!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Being Accountable

Youth Group Scenario:
We're so excited everyone is ready to (read this devo, study this book, read through the Bible together, use a 1 minute daily Bible).  Then, a few weeks go by, with the only accountability being while everyone is together.  Most are behind.  Most feel overwhelmed to catch up or guilty (or at worst, don't care).  As a result, no real growth occurs.

We've been wrestling with theses issues:
-How to help students develop spiritually through the rest of the week (besides Sundays and Wednesdays)
-Strengthen accountability so you don't feel alone in the process.
-Be more prepared to make their faith visible each day to those who don't have faith.

So, we're trying Faithlife.com.  Why?

1.  Mobile. It can be done on your phone (via Faithlife Study Bible app) or online.  When it is with you it is easier to do then if it is a hard copy that you left at home, lost at school, left in a friend's car, etc.
2. Allows dialogue that provides some accountability.
3. Gets everyone into the Bible.
4. Like it or not, we live in an ADHD and twitter world.  Short attention spans.  We can only fight that so much.  So, the more we can provide a small passage, a short statement, and one question to dialogue the more each teen can engage in thought on their terms, during their day, so it sticks with them in their current context.

Praying it makes an impact.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Mission Trip Recap

A great time.  Check out facebook for more pictures and notes from the week.

Each participant came home with a better understanding of their next steps for growing their own faith and living it out everyday.