Our teenagers are living in unprecedented times. They face a staggering cultural and spiritual onslaught, and our students are challenged daily with pressures that seem to be overwhelming. Trying to raise Christ-following young people in this culture can feel daunting, but together we can invest in the lives of these students and give them a strong foundation of faith that will last a lifetime.
Parents of 11th-12th grade students
Remember, you are invited to join us in the Youth House starting at 5:45 pm this Sunday to discuss graduation and how to guide 11th-12th graders toward post-high school life. You’ll also get to hear how we are partnering with you in the process.
This week, our group finishes an introduction to apologetics (led by one of our youth!) by talking about the importance of being confident in sharing what we believe. Many people fear sharing their faith for fear of not saying the right thing or not knowing enough. Some are afraid of looking foolish or are uncertain about stepping into a difficult conversation. Our students will cover topics about…
- Why we need to share our faith
- How we can be prepared to explain what we believe
- How our personal stories of faith are so powerful.
Here are some questions you might want to ask this week to keep the dialogue going:
- When do you feel most confident talking to other people about your faith? When do you feel least confident?
- What does it mean to shine your light for people to see? What might this look like in your sphere of influence?
- What would give you greater confidence in sharing your faith boldly?
Thank you once again for allowing us to partner with you in preparing the next
generation of Christ-followers. Have a spectacular week!
The Christian Basketball Association (CBA) is a great league for youth to play competitive basketball and gain a better connection with the church. Three teams are available for students in Grades 6-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Cost is $95 per player, jersey is included. Scholarships are available. Learn more.
Registration for 2018-2019 CBA League is available online November 1, 2018 through December 1, 2018.
Click HERE to register Grade 6-8.
Click HERE to register Grade 9-10.
Click HERE to register Grade 11-12.
More details are coming, but here’s what you can expect:
- Family-style mission trip: Youth, children, parents, and other adults are encouraged to join in! (Minimum age TBA)
- Construction projects
- Kids Bible projects
- Sports ministry
- Outreach to internationals
- Time for family outings
- Great relational depth
- Cost is TBA, likely $200-$250 per person
Consider making this your family vacation.
Schedule your vacation and set aside August 3-10 NOW!
The 2018-2019 season of Upward Basketball and Cheer begins soon! We need as many volunteers (adult and youth) as possible to Connect with our community and who are willing to share of themselves and share the love of God through service. Youth volunteers may receive SSL hours.
For more information or to volunteer, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Basketball Association (CBA) is a Christian league where youth (Grades 6-12) can play competitive basketball and have a better connection with the church. Click Here to register online and for more information!
Contact Rich Carter, email@example.com, for more info.
Attention families, we are working to put together a mission trip to Ocean City Baptist Church on August 3-10. Begin praying about making your “vacation” a powerful family mission experience this summer. Beach time included! More info coming soon!
Parents and youth -join us for an activity-filled day at Winterbrook Farms in Thurmont, Saturday, October 6. Register here.
The farm is known for its corn maze and has dozens of other fun activities, including zip line, hayrides, trike track, apple cannon, petting zoo, giant slide, and more!
Stay as long as you like and stop in to visit with fellow Redland families at our bonfire space from 3-7pm with free hot dogs and s’mores! Other concessions are available.
Look for a family discussion sheet to have a faith talk on your way there.
Admission is $10 for adults and $7 for kids, 4′ tall or less.