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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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October 4, 2018

Last night we dove back into our study of the parables, focusing on Matthew 20:1-16 in which Jesus tells the Parable of the Laborers in the vineyard. Every week, we’ve been going through the text in small study groups, trying to figure out the context of the parables, and trying to parse through the elements […]

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September 27, 2018

First, a big thank you for everyone who came last night to attend our annual parent meeting. I sincerely appreciate your time, your comments, your encouragements, and your desire for investment in our youth group! For those of you that couldn’t make it last night, here’s a little recap on what we talked about: We […]

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