Thursday, July 08, 2010


Each year we have two major events in our Student Ministry. There are many more other things we do, but these two events have the most impact--and are the most expensive :).

This is our fourth year of taking a few students to Mazatlán for a couple of nights and spend time together as we intensely train for leadership and develop team work ethics. This year we'll be focusing on our Identity as Individuals, as a Team Member, and as a Servant. This retreat sets the tone for the next 12 months and is the most important thing we do in our Student Ministry. I'm excited about the potential we have this year.

Will you commit to pray Wednesday through Friday, July 14-16?
Will you donate a portion of the $1000 we need? (click here to see how)

This is a fun and huge Survivor-Amazing Race-Fear Factor style event that challenges everyone from the students participating to the adults helping as staff. It brings the whole church together: the youth participate as team members, team captains, and some leaders as staff; the adults cancel their meetings to participate as staff, and the children cannot wait to be part of the youth group in order to participate.

The main purpose is outreach. We want to have as many youth as possible be exposed to God's word. Most of the students who participate in this event will not come to church or even youth group--this is our chance! Some students are impacted and have started coming to youth group on a regular basis. Then, there's a few who have actually made life-changing decisions by making Jesus Christ Lord of their life through this event.

The outcome of this event is learning about life. Life is a challenge at times; some have bigger challenges than others. This event helps the students grow and know how to respond when a real-life challenge confronts them.

We have been planning for this event for over a month now and it is going to be a lot of fun this year. I cannot share details because some students read this :), but if you'd like to know more about what we're doing this year, send me an email.

Will you commit to pray each Saturday starting August 28 through September?
Will you donate a portion of the $2,000 we need to make it happen? (click here to see how)


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