In our youth Sunday School curriculum we have moved from Unit 1 – The Spirit Who Empowers – to Unit 2 – The God Who Sends.
This coming Sunday covers the first missionaries sent by the church. The main point is God calls His church to send and support missionaries to those who have never heard the gospel. We should realize that missionaries are not a “them” but rather US.
Here’s a discussion sheet you can use to further the conversation at home. You might want to team up as a family for a mission trip and use that experience to live out the mission in your own neighborhood as a result.
This Sunday we learn about Paul’s conversion experience. Hearing another person’s testimony of how God changed them is important for our own Christian life. It’s a reminder that God is the Mover behind the scenes of our lives. In fact, even our faith in Him is a result of His working on our hearts. Only Jesus can transform hearts and turn lives around for His glory.
Take some time this week to discuss this as a family. You’d be surprised at what can happen through just 10 minutes of conversation. This guide will help you.
ReCharge Camp will be June 17-22!
Costs per camper are $290.
Expect updates to our camp page next week. For now, know that we are looking for confirmation by Feb. 11 to guarantee each youth’s spot. Deposit of $50 is also appreciated.
Isn’t that an amazing difference?! We are looking forward to the ministry potential that will come from the new equipment. As you can see, it was time for an upgrade. Special thanks to Matt J. for setting these up!
With the start of the New Year, it’s time to share what is coming up for Fuel!
Jan. 14 Action Teams night (ALL students welcome. Those on Action Teams will have special discussion)
Jan. 21 Special Fuel night, following 2:00pm Brooke Grove worship event. Pick up by 7:00pm. More details here.
Jan. 28 (Tentative) Rescheduled Outreach Night
Feb. 4 No Fuel (Tentative church-wide Football party)
Feb. 11 3D Media Series, pt. 1
Feb. 18 PARENT SUMMIT during 3D Media Series, pt. 2. Parents join for Fuel and move up to the Youth House…more details soon.
Feb. 25 3D Media Series, pt. 3
On Sunday, January 21, the youth ministry will lead an afternoon worship service at Brook Grove Nursing Home in Sandy Spring. Here is your event information and permission slip.
2:00 Meet in the RBC parking lot. Parents, we will need some drivers. Let Kevin know if you are available for this.
2:30 Arrive at Brooke Grove, prepare for worship
3:00 Worship service then return to RBC
4:15 Debrief/discussion, plus free time afterward
5:00 Fuel begins with early meal
5:30 Special video lesson
6:30 Small group discussion
7:00 Pick up
Don’t forget your permission slip! http://www.redlandbaptist.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-21-Brooke-Grove.pdf
RBC Closures Due to Inclement Weather
The church office and all week day daytime activities will follow Montgomery County Public Schools when it comes to delayed openings, closures and early closures due to inclement weather. For week day evening activities, the Minister or Director of the activity will make a determination and the information will be available by 4pm of the evening in question. For weekend activities, the Minister or Director of the activity will make a determination and the information will be available at least 2 hours before the event begins. All of these changes will also be reflected on the church website (top right rotating picture) and on the office phone message for special announcements.
If you have a teen or tween, then I highly recommend watching a video about our media culture and how Christians can respond.
It’s a documentary called Captivated: Finding Freedom in a Media Captive Culture, and right now it streams free on Amazon Prime! Don’t have Amazon Prime? You can borrow the DVD from our Church Library.
Everywhere we go, we are surrounded by screens. Have we entered a techno utopia or a virtual prison? Get ready to be inspired by this award winning documentary. Find insightful answers to tough questions from media experts and church leaders. Hear inspiring stories from families and individuals who have found freedom. Discover how the Bible addresses the unique media challenges we face today.
Watch the trailer:
What else are we doing on this important topic?
In February the youth will be equipped in learning how to evaluate the media they consume. We’ll
do this through a resource called 3-D guides from the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding. Youth will learn a series of steps – Discover, Discern, Decide – to help them understand the worldview behind media.
For parents, we will hold a training in February during one of the Fuel meetings. The topic? Tech-Sensible Parenting. This will help you prepare your children to engage media in a way that honors our creative God.
Have a Merry Christmas!
Come enjoy the music of the season at A Night of Carols! on Sunday, December 17 at 4pm, followed by a “Tasting Party” Reception. Child care provided for age 3 and younger. More info here.
Sunday, December 24, we will have worship services at 8:30 and 11am with Sunday School at 9:40am. Then join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service on December 24 at 6pm. This is a family friendly service celebrating the birth of Jesus!
Sunday, December 31, we will have worship services at 8:30 and 11am with Sunday School at 9:40am.
The Church Office will be closed December 25 through January 1. Also note that the ROC will be closed for gym floor refinishing December 23 through January 1. Check the calendar for other closures during the holiday weeks.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The Worship Ministry of Redland Baptist Church presents A Night of Carols! on Sunday, December 18 at 4pm featuring Kids for Praise 2 and 3 Children’s Choirs, Waves of Grace Youth Choir and Handbells, Celebration Bells, RBC Orchestra and Sanctuary Choir. Childcare is available for two years-old and younger during the presentation. A “Tasting Party” reception follows, featuring Christmas treats prepared by the RBC Family.
Come join us in celebrating the music of the Christmas season!