We usually host our LifeGroup on Sunday nights at various host homes. Our students and adults enjoy a time of fellowship, food, devo, and games. We typically meet from 5:00pm-7:30pm. Starting at 5:00pm allows parents the chance to drop their student(s) off at LifeGroup and head to their own adult LifeGroup, if they choose too. If you are interested in hosting one of our remaining LifeGroups this season, please contact us to find out more information; you can do as much or as little as you are comfortable with as the host home. Here are our upcoming Teen LifeGroup dates and plans at this point:
April hosts: 7th – Morris Family; 14th – Bell Family; 21st – No Teen LifeGroup; 28th – Areawide @ Cedar Lane.
May hosts: 5th – No Teen LifeGroup; 12th – Host home needed; 19th – Host home needed; 26th – Host home needed.
FYM Summer Planning Postcard:
Our Fairlane Youth Ministry families should have received a postcard from us in the last week or so regarding some upcoming events for our summer together. Contained on the card were very important details about events like Uplift at Harding, Mid South Youth Camp hosted by Freed-Hardeman, and our Back to School Trip coming up in July. For each event you were given the deadlines for online registrations, costs per student, and website links for more information. Please keep in mind, that not all big events taking place this summer are put on and overseen by the Fairlane Church of Christ. We are simply going and participating in some of these events as a group or individuals. Because of this, we can’t control deadline dates, costs, registration issues, etc. So, please let us know if you register your student(s) for any event that isn’t specifically overseen by our Youth Ministry, that way we can help keep a record of who all is going and be ready to step in to help if there is any issue along the way. If you didn’t receive a postcard from us, please let us know and we will make sure to get you the information and add you to our distribution list for FYM news and information.
Just ONE Challenge:
In 1 Corinthians 9 Paul writes that he lives the way he does and acts the way he does “to win as many as possible…[that] I might save some.” “Just ONE” is a concept that a small group of us brought home from Winter Jam. It is an evangelism tool that challenges you to think of 1 person that you know, for a fact, is not a Christian. Not that they aren’t living like a Christian should, but that they don’t actually know Jesus. This can be someone at home, work, school, etc. We challenged our students to start within their schools first. Write the name of the person down, take it home, and put it someplace that you will see it every day. Pray for that person, by name, daily. Then, build on that by continuing to pray over that “ONE” name, but then take it a step farther. Think about, if you were to tell this person what the most important thing about God is to you…what would you share and want them to know? Include this in your daily prayer time over this person. The goal is to eventually share Jesus with just this “ONE” person. Then, pick just “ONE” more and repeat the process. Sharing the message of the Gospel one person at a time.
~ Michael Rector