CBC YOUTH: PARENTS EDITION

February Update

IN THIS EDITION

1. 3 Tasks of Adolescents

2. Direction & Vision for Spring

3. Practice Fire Drill

4. Parents Article

5. Calendar

6. Topics for ACCESS & CONCLAVE

7. Costa Rica Letter

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DIRECTION & VISION FOR SPRING

February-May: We're going to use these three months to focus on evangelism and outreach. Mainly because I want to align ourselves with Pastor Dan's vision for the church. Also this works well with our flow because hopefully we will in the future spend the Fall preparing the foundation on doctrine and theology so that we can implement it in the Spring. So here's a general overview suggestion for yall:


Things to prepare for this semester:


  • Understanding the Gospel
  • Understanding Missions
  • Living as a student & a Christian at school (and in organizations)
  • Inviting friends to DGs, ACCESS, Special Events
  • Sharing the Gospel (and Gospel elements) with those around
  • Inviting potential DG leaders to shadow and join your group (Recruitment)
  • Transitioning the 8th grader and 12th grader to the next stage



March: (Shalom) This month will be dedicated to researching, investing, and partnering with local organizations that push back the darkness in our city/world. Each DG will find their own organization to pair up with. The month will consist of:


  • Finding a unique organization that your DG feels a special burden for
  • Getting together as a DG and really praying for that organization and the people involved.
  • Researching the needs and philosophy of that ministry together
  • Participating in several of their events as a DG (pref. including their families as well)
  • Each DG will report back to the youth group and compile a list of needs that our youth group can continue to support.

PRACTICE FIRE DRILL

Parents, on April 8th from 12:00-12:10 we will have a practice fire drill church-wide. The DG leaders will escort your youth to the nearest and safest exit and will proceed to the nearest safe zone outside. Please do not find your students outside but only after the "all-clear" is given and everyone returns back inside.

Parents, Take Note of the Spiritual Practices Common to Kids Who Flourish As Adults

Parents, don’t take the biblical proverb “train up a child” and treat it like a promise, assuming that if you do everything right in your parenting, your children will turn out right. Proverbs are general truths, not specific promises. Besides, when we consider the overall context of the Bible, we see how counterproductive it is to try to train our kids to trust in God if what we model for them is that we trust in our training. (Continue reading...)


LINK: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/trevin-wax/parents-take-note-spiritual-practices-common-kids-flourish-adults/

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

2/9 Girls Appreciation Banquet

2/10 Costa Rica Training #3

2/11 Spaghetti Luncheon

2/16-20 Justin speaking in Boston

2/25 Membership Meeting

3/4 Parents Meeting // Costa Rica Training #4

3/12-17 Costa Rica Missions Trip

4/1 Easter (No Combined Service; Yes Youth Praise)

4/20 Combined Chinese Church Fellowship Event

5/27 Senior Banquet

6/18-23 World Changers (Houston, Texas) ***CBC will host

7/9-13 VBS

722-25 DCamp

7/25-29 Camp Impact

8/10 Java Jam XII

TOPICS FOR ACCESS & CONCLAVE

ACCESS:


Feb 9 Girls' Appreciation

Feb 16 Tattoos

Feb 23 Bible Study

Mar 2 Israel as Nation State

Mar 9 Feminism


CONCLAVE:


Feb 23 Is God Guilty of Genocide?

Mar 2 Excommunication

Mar 9 Could Jesus have sinned?

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ABOUT US

We exist to glorify God by making disciples of all people through Gospel truths and Gospel living. Our hope is to equip parents to serve as the primary disciplers of their youth.