Fall Retreat 2021
We had 4 youth groups in attendance at our Fall Retreat this year at Taylor Christian Camp: Fairlane, Southside, Iglesia (in town), and Inner City (Huntsville). Close to 50 students and adults were present to engage the content built around “Dare To Be Different” (#D2BD).
Mr. Timmy Smith from Huntsville challenged us in each session.
In session 1, “Dare To Be Different,” we were challenged with ideas and thoughts about how to stand out and be different, in the right ways. There are so many things in our society that lead us to strive to blend in and fly under the radar. But as children of God, we are called to be set holy; apart and different. We spent time in 1 John 2:15-17.
In session 2, “Teens and Adults,” we were challenged with how differently teens and adults approach and handle things in life. It isn’t helpful to hold them to the same standard. When held to a proper standard, both teen and adult Christians can live a life of purpose on mission for God. They can be different and use their unique position and time in life to their advantage. We spent time in 1 Corinthians 13:11.
In session 3, “4th and Goal,” we were challenged with thinking through the football concept that the lesson was titled after. It tells you that you have one more attempt to reach the goal, score the touchdown, and receive the reward of points. There are so many things that can and will stand in the way of this moments. So many things that can lead to distraction, failure, and frustration. But there are also so many things that can go right and lead to success. We discussed how to take advantage of the one shot we have as Christians to reach our goal of heaven and achieve our purposes on the way.
Upcoming Events & Deadlines
December 5 — Teen LifeGroup @ the Boyette’s
December 11 — FYM Christmas Event; Secret Santa launch
December 19 — Due Date for Jorge Change Can Drive; Teen LifeGroup @ the Shavers’
At Teen LifeGroup on November 21st, we asked our students what they were thankful for, in light of all that Jesus has done for them. We got great answers…