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February 7, 2019

Middle School: The middle school group started up another three week series this Wednesday, and they’ll be focusing on the book of Genesis as “the beginning of the story of the Bible.” This week, Ryan Westbrook taught the students about about Adam’s descendants, and how one of those descendants would one day be Jesus. This […]

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January 31, 2019

Last night was awesome! We joined up with two other youth groups (Laurelwood Baptist Church and Journey Community Church) and had a joint youth group worship night. Most of the musicians were students, which was really encouraging to see. The youth groups all came together during the night to pray for one and other, and […]

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January 17, 2019

Middle School This week the middle school students continued on their short “God Is” series, focusing on the justice and the mercy of God. The students explored a very familiar passage, John 3:16-21, in which Jesus talks about His purpose and summarizes the good news of the gospel. Ryan Donovan talked with the students about […]

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January 10, 2019

Last night we started off with our new youth group format, breaking up the middle school group and the high school group for different teaching times. I’m happy to report that, in general, it went really well! I’ll break up my summary of youth group into two (brief) sections below: Middle School The middle school […]

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January 3, 2019

Last night we had a really wonderful time together celebrating Christmas! The students made team “gingerbread” houses. They were only allowed to use one hand, so everything had to be done by teamwork. It was awesome! Then, we did our annual “Impenetrable Gift” game, as well as our White Elephant gift exchange. There was certainly […]

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December 13, 2018

Last night at youth group we continued in Jesus’ parables, this time landing in Matthew 25 on “The Parable of the Talents.” It’s a well known parable about a master and three servants, each of which the master gives a different number of “talents” to while he goes away on a journey. Now, just like […]

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December 7, 2018

At youth group this Wednesday, we had our monthly review and game night. We started by reviewing the parables that we’ve been studying by playing jeopardy. I find that this is a fun way for the students to be thinking back on the passages that we’ve covered. After this, we played a couple of other […]

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November 29, 2018

Last night at youth group, we continued to study through the parables together, this time landing on Luke 16 in which Jesus tells His Parable of the Dishonest Manager to his disciples. This parable in particular is perplexing, because it seems that Jesus is commending the dishonesty of a money manger who embezzles money, and […]

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November 15, 2018

Last night we spent our time in the scriptures looking at Luke 12:13-21 in which Jesus tells the Parable of the Rich Fool to a crowd of people. The parable starts off with Jesus warning the people to “take care, and be on you guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in […]

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November 8, 2018

Last night at youth group we got back into the parables, focusing our attention on Luke 15 as we looked at the parable of the prodigal son. After looking a little bit at the context in which Jesus delivers this parable in Luke 15, we turned our attention to a sermon by Matt Chandler who […]

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October 25, 2018

Just a small report from last night’s youth group. We had a review and game night in which we used Kahoot! to review the parables that we’ve been going through for the past month. It seems like most of the students are tracking really well with our time in the Word, which is encouraging! Then, after playing […]

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October 18, 2018

In brief review of last night, we spent some time in worship together, and then got back into the parables. This time, we tackled two parables in Matthew 21 – the Parable of the Two Sons, and the Parable of the Wicked Tenants. We walked through the chapter, identifying the context of the parables, and […]

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