For those of you who haven’t heard, we’ve made a few small tweaks to our Student Ministry branding. All of our High School related functions and programming will fall under the label HSM (High School Ministry) and all of our middle school related functions and programming will fall under the label MSM (Middle School Ministry). It’s really ingenious, I know, but we feel it will help parents and students quickly and easily identify our programming pieces that are specific to their group!
Now a look ahead for HSM (High School Ministry – for those of you who skipped the first part… shame on you.)
We want students at HSM to:
Encounter the living God, be Equipped to pursue Christ personally and corporately, and to Engage their world with the Gospel.
It’s pretty simple if you just think: Encounter – Equip – Engage.
I’m really excited to tell you about Engage. Its a new program we are starting just for HSM students!
The Engage program falls right into our mission for HSM. Students will gather bi-weekly for big group games, discussion about Christ, and opportunities to strengthen their relationships with peers and youth leaders.
Engage will take place from 6:30-8:30 pm on Sunday evening beginning this Sunday, September 20th!
This is an incredible opportunity for students to bring their friends who are far from God or who lack a community necessary to building longevity in their walk with Christ! High school students will get to engage their peers with the Gospel, and we can’t wait to see what the Lord does.
Whether you are a student, parent, or just someone who is reading our blog, I want to ask you to pray in three specific ways for this new program.
- Pray for our students to be bold in who they invite and how they invite them.
- Pray this program would serve as a catalyst for radical growth for HSM.
- Pray disciples would be made as a result of this new program.
I’m really excited about Engage! As always stay tuned to Twitter @vvccyouth for current information regarding HSM events and programming.
Dates for Engage are: Sep 20 – Oct 4 – Oct 18 – Nov 1 – Nov 15 – Dec 6.
This fall our HSM students will be going on a retreat to Camp Copass in Denton. Our time there will be spent talking about our theme: Renew. We will challenge students to renew their hearts, minds, and souls, and offer space to for them to do just that. Students are bombarded with all kinds of clutter and distraction in their world. Social media, the internet, television, and even athletics or fine arts get in the way of their relationship with Christ. We want to offer them time to get away and get focused on Him. Here are all the details:
When: 1:30pm on Oct 10 – 2pm on Oct 11.
Where: Camp Copass (Denton)
Who: HSM Students
How Much: $40/student
If your student is interested in going please send Camille an email at firstname.lastname@example.org Parents you will receive a packet with all the necessary forms and registration material.
Please be in prayer about this upcoming retreat weekend. We expect God to do great things in and through the lives of our students, and this is a great opportunity to reveal His will to them!