Summer is officially upon us and we as a Student Ministries Team are super excited about all of our upcoming events, trips, and programming that will be happening over the next several months. Here are a few of the highlights:
The primary focus of our youth group this summer is to provide and create opportunities for our students to CONNECT relationally with each other and with our adult leaders so that they remain connected to God. Opportunities for our Middle School students include BroFest 2k16 which is a lock in for our Middle School guys on June 21-22 and our various gym/game nights on June 8th and August 9th. Connecting events for our High School students include the Fusion Lock In on June 24-25 and our Fusion Pie/Cake Fight at Carver Lake on July 20th. Lastly, we also have some awesome events for both our Middle School and High School students together such as Valley Fair (July 28th) and our end of the summer event called the COLOR Wars (Aug. 17th).
This summer we are giving our students plenty of opportunities to DEEPEN their relationship with Christ through our Rush Hour Bible Studies on Monday Night's for our incoming 6th and graduating 8th graders. And Summer Fusion for our 9th-12th graders. Both groups will be going through portions of the Gospel of Mark.
It's our heart's desire that while our students will be taking a break from school this summer that they won't be taking a break from growing in their walk with God and their call to IMPACT their world for Christ. That is why we are strongly encouraging our Middle School students to attend Project Serve (July 31st-Aug. 5th) and our 7th-12th grade students to attend Challenge (July 2nd-9th). There is still some space in both of these trips of which we believe will be spiritual catalysts for our students that will equip and empower them to be able to bring the Story of God to life.
For a complete look at all of our summer happenings please view our Student Ministries Summer Calendar. Lastly, mark your calendars for Camp Getaway for both our Middle School and High School students on Sept. 30th-Oct. 2nd at Camp Shamineau. Registration will open soon. We are truly excited to see what God does these next few months!