Come to the Barn on Saturday, October 11 (6-9pm) for a movie night with food and games! What will we be watching? Youth will get to choose! We vote on October 5, and the winning pick will be shown, BUT it will be a surprise! All youth (Grades 6-12) are invited to this event. Bring $3 and friends!
Youth Ministry News
In an effort to update our website, photographs will be taken during the Sunday School hour Sunday, October 5. We will not be able to post any photos if we do not have a photo release. That means if your youth does not have a photo release, they will not be able to be in photographs.
So how do you know if you’ve given permission for the photos? If you have filled out a 2014 Health and Consent form, then permission has already been given. For the most part, that means if your youth has been on an overnight event with us this year, then you have already given permission for photos. Otherwise, fill out the form here and bring it in to Sunday School, or come into the Barn at the beginning of Sunday School to sign a photo release form.
Youth (grades 6-12) are invited to an amazing retreat at the end of October! This is a weekend filled with great discussions in the Barn, fun outings like a corn maze and video scavenger hunt, tasty meals, and overnights in member host homes – a local retreat weekend! Register by Oct. 12 to lock in the early bird rate of $55. Regular rate is $65. Sponsorships are available.
This is a local retreat, held on church property and at host homes, with some outside activities.
We have a guest speaker – Connor Porter – who was one of our camp counselors at Recharge Camp this past summer. Connor will be speaking with us about what it means to “Rise Up” and band together as a youth ministry to do big things for God and expect rewarding results from God. There will be four sessions over the weekend and also a service project on Saturday.
There will be some off campus activities, including a costume video scavenger hunt and corn maze. Be sure to dress for the weather! For the corn maze, be sure to pack a spare outfit that can get dirty. Boots and a flashlight are highly recommended! We will also be doing a ministry project on Saturday to help us embody what it means to “rise up” as followers of Christ.
Meals & snacks
Cost of the retreat covers dinner Friday, three meals on Saturday, and breakfast Sunday. We will also have snacks, but consider providing some snacks for the group, which will help us out!
Costumes Be creative! Guidelines: Nothing gorey, indecent, or super-scary.
What to pack
There may be additional items, but this is a good start.
- Sleeping bag & pillow
- Toiletries – shampoo, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
- Bible & pen
- Clothes for the weekend in a small duffel – including church clothes for worship at RBC
- Warm clothing. for time outside
- Don’t pack weapons, drugs, fictitious creatures, or any other commonsense items that shouldn’t be brought
You may have heard us promoting the e-Sower (or electronic Sower) recently and wondered how to sign up to receive it. To get our church newsletter via e-mail, just follow this link. This link will also give you the opportunity to select which ministries you would like to receive special updates on; like the weekly RYM (Youth Ministry) update or the monthly Marriage Moments newsletter. … (more)
Starting Tuesday, Sep. 23, our youth will have a monthly night for those interested in building leadership skills and helping to plan in the youth ministry. We call this night IGNITION, because we expect a lot to be started as a result of it!
Because this is fairly new, you may have some questions. Hopefully this answers them and makes you want to talk to your student about Ignition.
Who is Ignition for?
Ignition is for any student (6th-12th) who wants to learn leadership skills or how to be an influencer. Students are taught these skills, plus shown how they fit with God’s Word. The youth ministry is the main place where they will get to practice the skills they learn.
When/Where does Ignition meet?
We will meet in the Youth House on the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 7:00-8:30pm. No need to register – just show up!
What does a typical Ignition night look like?
There will be two main parts to the night: Leadership training and ministry planning. Youth will learn leadership skills and how they relate to the Bible. Then we will plan actual youth events and discuss ways to make existing events better. Youth will get a chance to be involved in these events with some pretty cool opportunities! And, of course, there will be plenty of fun along the way.
Is a special commitment required?
No, but we hope this is something that keeps youth coming back. They will get to take ownership of a big part of the youth ministry, and that is exciting. PLUS, those who attend six or more meetings will get to go on a special trip in May/June. That trip will probably be to a theme park.
What materials will be used?
Ignition will utilize highly rated resources from The Student Leadership Challenge. This covers five practices for exemplary leaders. Initially, there will be no cost to students, but there may be some light costs down the road for a workbook or inventory guide.
Should I provide some snacks to fuel all these creative leadership brains?
Yes. Yes, you should.
Fuel is the main time our youth meet outside of Sunday School. It’s packed with great activities and games, a fantastic dinner, great worship, and biblically-based lessons that hit students where they are now.
It’s free to sign up. The only charge is for meals, which are only $3, and we even lower the cost for those if you pre-pay!
This year we are working to build our Fuel attendance so that more students can enjoy the experience and help make it even better.
Schedule: Each night will have games (often with prizes!), meal, worship, and lesson. Some nights will involve small groups. All nights will involve excitement!
Grouping: As often as possible, we will divide the teaching time so that it is separate for middle and high school students. This will help us bring age appropriate discussions that are practical for your student.
Dinner: We will have great meals to eat together, which is a great part of our night and draws students together. Meals cost only $3, and you may choose to pay in advance this year.
Date: Sat., Sep. 13
Drop-off: 2:15, RBC main lot
Pick-up: 7:30, RBC main lot
New Deadline: Register by Wed., Sep. 10 - register online here.
Additional Info: Team up with youth from area churches to worship and serve together!
Close to a hundred youth will be at Olney Baptist Church for a youth worship rally, followed by a ministry project in the area. We come back for dinner and debrief.
You won’t want to miss this event!
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Our fall schedule shows the many opportunities at Redland for Worship, Outreach, Fellowship, Discipleship and Service! … (more)
Youth girls are invited to a progressive dinner and story night! This free event will be on Friday, Aug. 22, from 5:30-10:00pm. We will travel to two church member homes in the Olney area and back to the barn for dessert. A progressive story will be told along the way. Please sign up (online or with permission slip) by Sun., Aug. 17.