“Crazy Love” – Sr. High / “The Story” continues Jr. High

Sr High

This Sunday, the Sr. High will begin studying Francis Chan’s Crazy Love with Mike & LeeAnn. 41gainjwfpl-_ac_us218_There is no other study that has impacted our group as much as this study has. Form groups have used phrases like “Life Changing” and “Incredible” to describe this book and study. You will (hopefully) never view God and your relationship with God in the same way again.

I recommend getting your own copy of the book.  You can get a Kindle copy for $3.99 (hint: you don’t have to have a Kindle to read a Kindle book…you can download the Kindle App on a tablet, phone, or computer – ask Mike if you need help). The reading is easy…that thoughts are compelling. For those of you who have been wanting to go deeper, this is the beginning of that.

***We won’t have time to get everything done in the first class so If you have time before you get to class, watch this short video and see if some of questions Chan asks are questions you have had.  FINALLY, take a few minutes to watch this video and be ready to answer the question…“Is the guy in this video worshipping God or crazy and using God’s name in vain?”

Middle School

Middle Schoolers will continue the study of The Story. Stephen Kernan will take my place while Dave and Whitney continue to help with Storytelling and Small Groups. This week will focus on Queen Esther. You are almost to the New Testament…everything we’ve talked about has been leading up to the coming of God in the Flesh.

Parents

Bible Classes are a vital part of the church’s role in helping to spiritually form our students into the likeness of Jesus. In addition to the spiritual training you engage in with your children on your own, our regular gatherings on Sundays and Wednesdays can be a source of spiritual growth and communal belonging that can help your child find his or her identity in Christ rather than in anything the world has to offer.

 

 

 

 

iParent

iParent – Parenting a Generation That Thinks “i” Shouldn’t be Capitalized

Chances are if you are a parent of a teen or pre-teen today, your first cell phone came sometime in your late 20s or early 30s. Your first email address had AOL after it. And you might remember what it was like to have to heat leftovers on the stove instead of a microwave.

Every generation of parents has had to deal with subtle changes in culture and the inevitable generation gap. However, there has never been a time in history when culture and technology has changed so rapidly. As parents, we are raising the first generation of children who have never known life without a personal screen of some kind.

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In the Dust of the Rabbi

In the dust of the rabbi
In the dust of the rabbi

What if we followed Jesus so closely that we got the dust he stirred up…on us?  Our last 5 youth group sessions of this year will discuss what “disciple” really means and how that causes us to interact with one another.  Things are going to get busy, with end of the year activities, finals, and holidays but you won’t want to miss this small group study.