WHAT'S HAPPENING? NOVEMBER 2018
WHAT HAVE WE BEEN UP TO THIS MONTH?
READ BELOW TO FIND OUT!
FUNDRAISER FOR “THE COTTAGE!”
BEEF STROGANOFF DINNER!
Earlier this month some our high school students helped serve a Beef-Stroganoff Dinner at our Grace Campus! The Cottage is the incredible vision of some amazing leaders at our Church to provide housing to mothers and children in need of a safe place to stay!
A big part of what we are doing in “THE PROCESS” is equipping future missionaries and leaders who can bring the Gospel to the world. It was great for some of our older students to not only help in a “hands-on” way, but also meet and learn from the incredible and passionate leaders of The Cottage Ministry.
NAVS & RISE!
NAVS” and “RISE” are our weekly gatherings for our students! NAVS is a large gathering of students in grades 6-9. At NAVS we focus on showing love to so many kids in our community that need it, but also equip them with the foundation of the Gospel truth! We accomplish this through helping students dig deep into scripture and gain a clear understanding of how it applies to their life! We help students understand WHO Jesus is and WHAT that means for them!
Many of our students will tell you that NAVS is the highlight of their week! There is plenty to do at NAVS: Indoor Gaga Pit, Xbox, Ping Pong, Art Room, Gym Games, and always tons of delicious food provided by some of our Church’s Small Groups! Students have been make amazing connections with our leaders and the older students we have come out to lead small groups!
A TRAINING GROUND TO EQUIP FUTURE MISSIONARIES AND LEADERS!
“RISE” is a very focused gathering of High School students. RISE is not your typical “youth group” night. This is a training ground and a time of equipping for future missionaries and disciple-makers. Most of the students that come to RISE have already started to disciple other students or lead small groups and gatherings outside of the walls of our building. When we meet together it is an incredible time of students sharing how their week on mission to others went and our leaders helping them become more effective at reaching people for Jesus. We have seen incredible responses from the students that have come to “RISE.” It has been incredible
This year over 150 students traveled with us to Summit Lake Camp in Emmitsburg, Maryland for an incredible Gospel centered retreat! This year our retreat theme was “HOPE.” Many students today are going through some incredibly tough struggles that most will never see. This retreat our goal was a simple, but important one: help students see the HOPE that Jesus can bring.
This was not your typical retreat. Our sessions were not made up of one speaker standing up and talking the whole time. Each of our sessions were made up of something different, interactive, and deep. We had students standing up and sharing, students sat in table groups, and we dealt with the HARD questions students had. Many of these questions had to deal with the very tough situations students are dealing with in their own homes. We had an effective and trained group of leaders that did an incredible job of connecting with students and also following up with them after the retreat!
WATCH THE VIDEO OF OUR RETREAT BELOW: