“Remember who you are and whose you are!”
For the month of December our Wednesday night class will be studying through “Jesus and Tough Times.”
Study Overview: What teenager doesn’t experience tough times? Whether it’s the relatively run-of-the-mill relational issues that plague high schoolers or bigger issues such as divorce, or the death of a loved one, teenagers have their share of struggles. Knowing where to turn in troubled times can be a challenge. How refreshing, then, to know that Jesus spoke extensively on the challenges we face, and how we can bring our cares to God in trying times.
Jesus and Tough Times will help you teach your students that when they experience tough times, they should express their emotions to God in real, honest ways; that faith in Jesus and His ability to lead them through trials is what will get them through tough times; that Jesus stands ready to offer comfort to them in the midst of their tough times; and that when Jesus ultimately delivers them from tough times, their response should be thankfulness and praise.
For the month of January our Wednesday night class will be studying through “Jesus and Mean People.”
Study Overview: Everyone has experienced them. Everyone knows how it feels to be on the receiving end of their special brand of attention. Of course, we’re talking about mean people. No one is safe from their meanness, especially not teenagers. For so many reasons, mean people are a part of our teenagers’ lives. And the biggest thing about mean people is that very rarely does one do anything to deserve their wrath. How should teenagers act in the face of the mean people who inhabit their worlds? Good thing Jesus had a lot to say about this.
Jesus and Mean People will help you teach your students that when people are mean to us for no reason, we should see it as a blessing, not a bad situation; that they’re called to treat mean people with grace, and in so doing, identify themselves with God; that they are to have courage when facing mean people because the Holy Spirit is with them, always; and that Jesus modeled how we’re to treat the meanest the mean of people in our lives.
We will have 60 spots available this year for Challenge Youth Conference 2019 and they can be reserved by completing our online registration as a student and/or chaperone. Our deadlines for this event are December 23, 2018 for online registration and a deposit of $45.00 and January 13, 2019 for Medical Release Forms and the remaining balance of $30.00. The cost of this event, if turned in by the final deadline, is $75.00 for students and $35.00 for college student and non-parent chaperones. This event is FREE for parent or legal guardian chaperones. All chaperones are however responsible for their own meals aside from any group meal that may be provided.
There are 3 steps that must be completed in order to attend this event with the FYM: Online Registration must be completed; A 2019-2020 Medical Release Form must be turned it; And Payments must be turned in through the church office via cash or check by the final deadline. Additionally, we require any adult over the age of 18, who attends an overnight trip with us where students are present, to have a free background check completed by the local Sheriff’s Department and turned in to the church office upon completion.