Weekly Recap

Welcome to our Weekly Recap! We want to equip students and parents to live out the Gospel. One way we thought we could do this better is by looking back on what we learned from Sunday and Wednesday. We also want to look ahead to next week’s teaching. This way you can prepare ahead of time and remember what God has taught us.

LOOKING BACK

SUNDAY
Last Sunday we started our new series “No Strings Attached.” On Sunday we introduced the subject. The main idea during our time was how there is so much pain and hurt in relationships because of sin and brokenness. What we want our students to know is that if they start guarding their heart now from unneeded pain, they can enjoy the blessing of marriage and relationships in the future and even today! As they guard their heart now, they won’t have to live with guilt later in life. Proverbs 4:23 is our main text throughout this series.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Last night we looked at the subject of boyfriends and girlfriends. Our key thoughts for girls were “Singleness is a gift” and “Guard your heart“. Our key thoughts from the guys were “Be a leader in the relationship” and “Get a circle of people to walk alongside you“. If you would like to see the outline for the message you can click here. We know that in our day in age these key thoughts for both the guys and the girls are so important for them to keep themselves from living in guilt. We hope all of us will make a commitment to follow and trust God’s good plan for sexuality.

LOOKING AHEAD

SUNDAY
This Sunday we will discuss “Boyfriends and Girlfriends” in our small groups. This will give us the opportunity to respond and connect on the material from Wednesday night. If our students weren’t in attendance on Wednesday, that’s okay they will be able to learn and contribute the same. We have added a section for the morning discussion on why we date in the first place. Hopefully this will be a good opportunity for us to think on how our relationships can honor God.

WEDNESDAY
Next Wednesday we will get into some of the more mature subjects of our series. We will split up the guys and the girls during this time. The guys will talk about pornography and the dangerous effects it has on their expectations and behavior. The girls will talk about modesty and the skewed message “50 Shades of Grey” and “Magic Mike” sell to girls. Whether its the message that a girl can somehow change a bad boy to be good or should be totally free with her sexuality. We hope that these message help clarify thoughts in the minds of our students and let them know that the Bible does have good things to say on these subjects.

Big Chill Details!

Big Chill is happening this Friday! Everybody go crazy!! We are so excited for what God is going to do over this weekend. We have so many great things planned and we know that God has even greater things planned!

Remember that we are meeting up at the church at 3:59pm on Friday. We will meet in the Atrium and head out as soon as everyone is checked in. Be sure to fill out a medical release (click here) and have it with you on Friday at check in. Looking for what to pack and where we will be? Click here for our packing list and info sheet.

We look forward to seeing you at 3:59pm on Friday and again at 2:45pm on Sunday.

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Weekly Recap

Welcome to our Weekly Recap! We want to equip students and parents to live out the Gospel. One way we thought we could do this better is by looking back on what we learned from Sunday and Wednesday. We also want to look ahead to next week’s teaching. This way you can prepare ahead of time and remember what God has taught us.

LOOKING BACK

SUNDAY
Last Sunday we looked at three teens around the world that are living out their faith in genuine/bold ways. We looked at Yun, a man from China that stopped at nothing to know who God was and to make Him known. Second, we looked at Valya who wasn’t willing to compromise the Gospel no matter what the consequences where at school. She truly lived out 2 Timothy 1:6-8. Lastly, we looked at Roy who was killed for professing his faith in Christ. He was a man who truly lived out Luke 12:8. We hope that these lives of faith give us all inspiration to live our faith genuinely and boldly. If you would like to see their stories feel free to email ben@conordlife.com.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Last night was our first Evening Worship of 2016! We looked at three teens in America that are living out their faith. We started with Katie Davis who is known for her book “Kisses from Katie”. You can check out her story here. Second, we looked at Sadie Robertson who has become an advocate for Christian teens to stay pure before marriage and to think twice about modesty. You can check out her story here. Lastly, we looked at Ethan Hallmark who battled a rare form of cancer. Despite the severe pain he felt everyday he continued to praise God and use the platform he had to speak about God. You can see his story here and here and here and here. In all this, it was our aim that we would live out 1 Timothy 4:12-16. That we would know we are not too young to do great things for God!

LOOKING AHEAD

SUNDAY
This Sunday we will look at the examples of Stephen, Peter and Paul in the Bible. We will see how they lived out their faith even when it was not status quo. One thing we can’t deny as we read about their lives in the Bible is they were definitely radical in their faith, stopping at nothing to spread the Gospel.

WEDNESDAY
Next Wednesday we will look at a few missionaries that abandoned the comforts and safety of Western civilization.We will see how they truly lived out the call to be God’s witnesses to the ends of the earth.

Big Chill 2016

Big Chill is set for January 29-31st, 2016! We will be at Pinecrest Camp in Fredericktown, MO. The cost for the trip is $130. Signups are available in the Rafters or by clicking hereThe deadline to signup is this Sunday, January 10th. If you have any financial needs, please don’t hesitate to ask. We don’t want the price to keep anyone from participating in the most life-changing event we do.

At camp Jake Schuchardt will be our camp speaker for the weekend. He is the Student Pastor at Quest church in Chesterfield. The Missouri Baptist Worship Band will be leading us in worship at each session. If you don’t know how exciting and life changing this camp is be sure to check out the video from last year below!

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Weekly Recap

Welcome to our Weekly Recap! We want to equip students and parents to live out the Gospel. One way we thought we could do this better is by looking back on what we learned from Sunday and Wednesday. We also want to look ahead to next week’s teaching. This way you can prepare ahead of time and remember what God has taught us.

LOOKING BACK

SUNDAY
Last Sunday we looked at “Christmas According To The Old Testament”. We discussed the expectations we have of the Messiah. In Scripture we can see the expectations that Israel had for the Messiah and we can see how Jesus, though He fulfilled them, looked a little bit different. We spent the majority of our morning discussing the different expectations we have about who Christ is. We hope that students will feel challenged to know Jesus for who He truly is and not just for who they think or want Him to be.

SUNDAY/WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Sunday and Wednesday Night were our annual High School and Middle School Christmas Parties! These were a total blast and a huge success! Our students had tons of fun throughout the night and many brought their friends to hear about the truth of Christmas. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for pictures!

LOOKING AHEAD

SUNDAY
This Sunday is our last meeting of the year! We will discuss “Christmas According To Reality.” The main question we will wrestle with is “What does ‘God with us’ mean?” We will look at a few ideas in our small groups but we hope to hear more from you. I encourage everyone to check out Hebrews 4:15 as we prepare for our time together.