Sunday, January 24, 2010

Dare2Share is HERE!

It's coming.
It's just around the corner!
Dare2Share: Blaze 2010 is only 12 days away!
Lots of important information has been going home with the teens.
Stuff like this (click to link to the documents.):

Kevin and I are both gearing up for this exciting event and we hope you guys are pumped too! It looks like we're going to have 10 students plus the two of us heading to Columbus for a memorable weekend. If you have further questions, please contact us asap.

Keep in mind that we will be meeting here at our home Friday (around 10:45) and leaving by 11am. We will return by midnight on Saturday. Parents are welcome to pick up their students at this time, but we are inviting everyone to spend the night at our house and just come to church with us in the morning.
And be looking out for the official Registration Form that will be sent home next Sunday (the 31st). Each student MUST bring a signed registration form with them on Friday before we leave (or sooner).

Monday, January 11, 2010

YS Student Newsletter #427

1. Something for Your Heart
2. Surf Report
3. Forgettable Fact
4. Potent Quotables
5. Uh, That's Funny?

"To which of the angels did God ever say, 'Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet'? Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation?" (Hebrews 1:13-14)

Angels serve humans? What a wild idea that those awesome, powerful, fiery creatures of the wind who worship Jesus and obey His commands would be sent to serve the humans who will "inherit salvation."

That tells us something about the purpose of angels, but it also tells us something about Jesus and the humans who are trusting in Him for their salvation.

First, we see again -- once more -- that Jesus is above the angels. He sits in the seat of power and victory at God's right hand. But what does He do with that commanding position? How does He put His angel army to use?

He sends them to minister to the people He loves, the people He died for -- including those being persecuted for their faith in Him. He spends His power, in part, to serve His people.

Think: Have you expanded your picture of powerful King Jesus as God this week? Has that changed in any way how you feel about Him, how you might choose to worship Him?

Pray: Praise Jesus that He sits in the victory seat at the right hand of God.

Do: Today's passage quotes from Psalm 110. Check it out to see the picture it paints of conquering King Jesus.

A Daily Devotional from, copyright 2009 Youth Specialties. Used by permission.


Hummingbirds can't walk.

He who laughs last didn't get it.
~ Helen Giangregorio

Love is like pi: natural, irrational, and very important.
~ Lisa Hoffman

Q: What do you call a sheep with no legs?
A: A cloud.

Special Announcement:
Please join us Tuesday, January 12th at 11:00 AM Pacific for a live video interview with Kara Powell, author of Essential Leadership. Go to to watch the video.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Big Things You Should Know About

Dare2Share. register with me by tomorrow (Friday Jan. 8th) for the $54 cost. after that it's $69. (And that's not including the $15 for hotel.) Seriously though. Check out the website. Find out more about D2S. Contact me with any questions/concerns.

Mission Trip 2010. LifeChangers. Detroit. You won't want to miss this opportunity.
What's it all about? Check this out for more info.
::Intensive work projects in Northwest Detroit in the morning. Home repairs. Demolition. Lot restoration.
::Student-led (that's YOU) Backyard Bible clubs for local kids in the afternoon.
::Moving worship experiences in the evenings. With great college students from SAU leading in song. Testimonies. Growth. Sharing.

COST: $150 for the week. That's an awesome price! Be on the lookout for upcoming fundraisers to help you cover this cost. And start talking with family and friends for support.

Let me know asap if you are for sure attending.
The date is still up in the air. Either July 17-24 or July 24-31.

And don't forget to check out pictures. Especially from 2006. I'm in lots of those. :D

Souper Bowl of Caring. coming to a charity near us. Salvation Army to be specific.
The weeks leading up to Super Bowl Sunday (February 7th) we will be collecting canned foods. On the 7th, the youth group will present the donations to Salvation Army.
Then we simply report back to the Souper Bowl Organization and let them know the size of our collection. Later on we'll find out how many teens across the country helped those in need.

Join millions of your peers for the biggest student led weekend of giving and serving in America!