HOW DOES A BUMBLEBEE STAY OUT OF TROUBLE?
It stays on its best bee-havior.
THIS WEEK IN MIDDLE SCHOOL
This Wednesday is Week 3 of our teaching series titled, "#GivingUp." This week we'll talk about giving up superiority. We'll read about the interaction Jesus had with the woman at the well.
Jesus broke all kinds of social conventions by speaking to a woman in public, a Samaritan no less, whose own life was such a mess that it could have really messed up Jesus' reputation as a holy man. But Jesus brought his message of grace and freedom to the woman, knowing that in her humility, she would actually hear and respond, while the religious people were too busy and self-important to hear.
God doesn't care about any of the artificial lines we draw to make ourselves feel superior to others. If we let go of our status symbols and judgmental attitudes, we too can hear Jesus’ call more clearly and respond more faithfully.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN
6:00 - Snack Shack Opens
6:10 - Ministry Partner Huddle
6:15 - Begin Programming in The Den:
7:00ish - Dismiss to Small Groups
blast: middle school lock-in
We are partnering with Jeremy Robinson, Middle School Pastor at Crossroads Community Church, to pull off a Middle School Lock-in at Parker Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 16 from 8pm-5am.
Activities: 5 Inflatables, bump soccer, movies, football, photo booth, pizza, prizes, basketball, snacks, GAGA, volleyball, soccer, tournaments, dodgeball, dance party, X Box, and a hoverboard giveaway.
We are inviting you to volunteer for this event. What do you think?
Please email or talk to Ben if you are interested or want more info.
You would not have to volunteer for the entire duration of the event. There are two shifts: 6:30p-1a and 1a-6a. Responsibilities to volunteer for are:
- Food Team - Keep food stocked throughout the event.
- Security - Watch all doors, exits, and overall safety.
- Stations - Watching inflatables, turf field, gym, and hockey rink.
- Games - Referee for tournaments and keeping track of brackets.
- Wherever - "I'll do whatever you need me to..."
So what do you think? I'll be there, will you?
SUMMER CAMP - MINISTRY PARTNER APPLICATION
Middle School Summer Camp will be July 10-16, 2016 at Glorieta Camp in Glorieta, New Mexico!
We are able to take Ministry Partners for free, how does that sound!?!? Exciting to me!
The amount of Ministry Partners needed will be determined by student registrations. At this time, if you're interested in serving at Middle School Sumer camp, please complete this brief online application.
We'll be in touch with the next steps.
We appreciate your partnership with Middle School Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Make it a great day!
Blessings and fist-bumps,