On Sunday, Sep. 2, students will explore what the Bible has to say about Creation. The Bible makes it clear that God created all of this world as “good.” When it came to people, God declared us, “very good.”
We may know this, but we often fail to connect this truth with daily living. Middle and high school students often struggle with their identity and dislike their personality, physical traits, or social connections. But God created them very good!
We are giving you a discussion sheet to connect over this topic of God’s creative goodness. Take some time to talk it over this week.
Also, don’t forget to have a family devotion for this week’s Connecting with the Real God topic. Click here to learn more about that: http://www.redlandbaptist.org/2018/08/get-the-most-out-of-our-fall-series/
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Wes will teach our youth-led series this week! The topic is “Your one and only.” See you Sunday!
For 4 weeks this summer, the Adults, Youth, and Children will “MERGE” their Sunday School classes together for combined study at 9:40-10:50am on Sundays. … (more)
Hershey Park 2018
On August 15, the youth will take a trip to Hershey Park! Times are 7:30am-10:30pm. Cost is $40, plus meals. This event is open to students in grades 6-12 (completed). Parents are welcome to come as drivers and chaperones. Register now!
Registration must be completed by July 30 so we can secure group rates and transportation.
Please note that we need at least 20 registrations to make this event possible and keep our pricing.
Drop off and pick up: Redland Baptist Church – meet in main lot
Times: 7:30am – 10:30pm on Wednesday, August 15
Cost: $40 – pay by cash or check made out to Redland Baptist Church, and turn in to Kevin or youth leader. If you opted for a meal voucher, add $15 to the cost.
Other costs: If not purchasing a meal voucher, pack a lunch or set aside money for one meal in the park. After we depart, we will make one fast food stop, so set aside money for that meal, too.
Other information: When we get to the park, we will divide into groups of four or more, giving youth the responsibility to meet at assigned check-in times. Younger groups will have an adult chaperone. Our plan is to leave the park at 8:00pm, get a quick fast food bite on the way home, and arrive around 10:30pm. With multiple vehicles, some groups may choose to leave for home earlier. If we are off by more than 15 minutes we plan to call with updates.
A Summer-y Hello!
I trust your summer is going well so far as a family and with your student. I hope you have been able to enjoy some time together and maybe even get away a bit! Even though it is the summer months, we still wanted to share our monthly Online Parenting Class with you!
This month’s class is “Parents and Prodigals.”
We all know the story or at least pieces of the story. Even if we didn’t grow up in church, we know about “the prodigal”. It has even become a phrase that is now part of our culture. It is used to refer to any wide variety of struggles or rebellion.
If we are a parent, we know the struggle is real. Even if we have “good” kids, there are always moments and seasons of feeling like we have a “prodigal.” As our video referred to, Solomon, one of the wisest people to ever live, struggled with his own children. It is not a matter of how smart we are or how loving we have been when it comes to having a prodigal.
In those moments and seasons, we must also consciously choose to pursue our own spiritual health. Maybe even finding someone to help you process and talk through what is going on in your home. I (and our staff) would love to be those people if you need it. We are here for you as a community to walk life with you in those difficult moments. There are even people in our church that have been in similar seasons. Please do not hesitate to contact me and let me know how I can come along side of you now or in the future.
3 great tips:
- Parent for influence rather than control
- Build relational connection
- Let go of the grudge
Praying for you,
Students will want to kick back on Wednesday nights for this fun series! These will be held at the Barn and will include some fun and games, plus a short Bible study with discussion. Plan on laid back fun with something positive to think about 🙂
The study we’re covering is called Better Than One. See a preview here.
Dates: July 11, 18, 25
Location: Youth Barn
Bring: A snack or drink to share
Theme nights: July 11 – Guys vs Girls challenges
July 18 – TBA
July 25 – Water events (bring clothes that can get wet)
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