Student Ministry This Week
HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN VSM
VSM Fall Retreat Registration Officially Open!
Our theme this year is Fearless, and we will be talking about how our faith enables us to overcome fear and insecurity. In addition to participating in meaningful worship and small group times, students will have some awesome recreation options, enjoy time around the bonfire eating smores, and make some lifelong memories.
The cost for the weekend is $85. You can register today by simply clicking the button below!
VSM MIDWEEK Squad Night, Wednesday, September 13th, 6:30-8 PM
This Wednesday night is Squad Night, and we will be looking at what it means to have peace. Squad Night is a night where we open with worship and then meet with our squads for a small group time of discussion and Bible study.
VSM and CityServe, Saturday, September 23rd, 5-8 PM
What We're Teaching: Life Groups
We just wrapped up lesson four of our study of Colossians. We’re getting closer and closer to being done, which, based on the great dialogue we’ve been having around the lessons, is something I will be sad to see!
This week’s lesson, lesson four, was entitled “Living Unhindered,” and focused on Colossians 2:8-15. The point of the lesson was that your students would realize the centrality of the Gospel in their lives, and to see the Gospel message as the most powerful source of their life’s purpose.
Next Steps . . .
As you go through your week with your child, look for instances to create some dialogue based on the theme of this lesson. Consider asking the following questions:
- How do you define the idea of “purpose” in your life. Is this something you think about often, from time to time, or almost never? Why?
- What are the things in your life that energize you, inspire you, or make you feel fulfilled?
- As you have thought about these things, where does your commitment to Christ come in? How is your purpose found in His presence in your life?
Continue to pray that this study will impact our students, and that they will begin to develop a passion for a Christ-focused life.
VSM D-GROUPS, Sundays, 5-6:30 PM
Middle School Girls - Crawford Home - Led by Kathy Compton, Amy Miller, Courtney Parrish, Kelsey Bryant. 2533 Marcal Road, Birmingham, AL 35244.
Middle School Guys - Beard Home - Led by Owen Parrish, Lucius Guthrie. 4109 Ashington Drive, Birmingham, AL 35242.
9-10 Grade Girls - Horstmann Home - Led by Jennifer Moore, Blair Holsombeck. 5032 Stone Bridge Lane, Birmingham, AL 35242.
9-10 Grade Guys - Valleydale Church - Led by Ryan Shannon, Matthew Bryant. 2324 Valleydale Rd, Birmingham, AL, 35244.
11-12 Grade Girls - Knierim Home - Led by Jenn Knierim, Leslie Roberts. 4940 Mountain View Pkwy, Birmingham, AL, 35244.
11-12 Grade Guys - Key Home - Led by Eric Roberts, Josh Knierim, Jim Key. 3305 Indian Crest Drive, Indian Springs, AL 35124.
VSM Office Hours, Thursdays, 9-11 AM
Other Important Fall Dates
October 25, VSM Trunk or Treat
Our Student Ministry will be hosting a Trunk or Treat for our preschool and children's ministry.
October 29, Valleydale Tailgate Sunday
This church-wide event will combine worship, grilling meat, and fellowship. It's a no-brainer that you'll want to be there.