SLU101 January 17-20, 2020

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Would you consider sending your student to Student Leadership University 101? SLU was such a great experience for me last year. Let me give you some of the quotes I wrote down.

"The goal of this week is to give you a 20 year head start in your leadership, personal relationship, and time management skills." Jay Strack, Founder of SLU

"Leadership begins at the feet of Jesus." Brent Crowe, President of SLU

"Make everything you touch a little better and a little brighter." Tom Mullins, President, EQUIP

As I go back through my notebook I am encouraged again by the memories I was able to make in that environment with last year's group. I know that the lessons learned can help guide them to be leaders passionate about impacting their world for Christ. I truly believe that SLU will be a huge benefit to your student and you will see the results when they come home.

A description from SLU's website...
Shape your students' future through the ultimate experience at SLU 101! Your students will begin their leadership journey by understanding that leadership begins at the feet of Jesus. From behind the scenes at Sea World to world-class speakers in exclusive learning environments, SLU 101 teaches your students the practical, relational, and life skills to change the way they think, dream, and lead!
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The cost of this trip is $650. If you are interested please do not let money keep you from letting your students participate.

You will also need the following forms in the SLU 101 Parent Packet: SLU101WinterWeekConferencePacket

The cost will be $650 with $200 deposit due at sign up. Registration deadline is November 3. All information about this highly intensive leadership development program can be found at the link below.  Let me know if you have any questions Thanks!
http://www.slulead.com/courses/slu-101

We offer a payment plan to help you by spreading out the expense. Please follow the payment plan.

Deadline with $200 deposit November 3.

Thrive Parent Update October 18,2019

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We are on the same team so let's work together!
I recently heard the following statement at a conference. "We cannot, in one hour a week, un-teach what you teach everyday at home." 

Ouch! That hits home for me at a student pastor and a parent.

First, I as a student pastor cannot expect the students I lead to do anything I teach them unless they see it modeled, practiced, and re-enforced at home. I need to encourage volunteers and parents with the same things I am encouraging my students with, so they have the same discipleship opportunities as their students do. 

Second, as a parent I need to make sure I practice what I preach at home so that my kids have an example to follow. The following verse gives us a blueprint. 

Deuteronomy 6:4-9 gives us our mission from God as parents:

“Hear O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

1. Love the Lord your God
2. Model & talk about them with your family.
3. Celebrate when they/we get it right. 

Start with something simple.

  • Do you pray at dinner?

  • Do you talk about God more than just at church?

  • Do you have a time of family devotion?

I am with you and for you on this journey,
Pastor Brandon

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STRONGER: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON HURT AND PAIN

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Life hurts sometimes. If you haven't already experienced it, there will be a day when you'll encounter pain, failure, or loss. Sometimes the hurt we feel happens because of something we do, or something that is done to us, or something that is no one's fault at all. In this 4-week series, we'll talk about how, when life hurts, or goes wrong, or doesn't make sense, these things are true: Jesus can redeem what's gone wrong, God can be trusted, God gives us each other, and God helps us persevere.

Teenagers can be pretty dramatic sometimes, but do you think you could spot the difference between typical teenage stress or drama, and a real mental health concern? When it comes to your teenager's mental health, always be aware of your own limitations, and don't ignore any concerns that your kid might need support from a medical or mental health professional. And as always, if your kid is struggling, let us know how we can help!

Thrive Parent October Update 1

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Hey Parents! Wow! I cannot believe it is OCTOBER! I am expecting God to bless us with some cool Fall weather now.
Our Fall retreat is coming up soon, make sure you get your students signed up. I am expecting God to use that weekend to encourage us and get our focus on Him. It will be a great weekend of worship, Bible study, reflection, and games. Sign your student up here...

 

Sunday Night In Home Bible Studies

Next meeting is Sunday, October 6 from 5:30-7:00 PM at the following homes. Make plans for your student to join us. 

Middle School | 6-8th Grade 

Neil & Crystal Stewart
2853 Longleaf Road, PC 32405 
(850) 527-3867

9/10th Grade

Derek & Brandy Carlson
1126 N Bay Dr, Lynn Haven 32444
(850) 814-1502

11/12th Grade

Brandon & Jenna Phillips
3707 Bay Tree Rd, Lynn Haven, 32444

Our meeting dates: October 6 & 20 - November 3 & 17
Sunday November 3 we will meet at church at 5pm for a church-wide Lord's Supper service. We will then head over to the Youth Building for a quick bite and our Bible studies. 

 

Resource of the Month:

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If you're the kind of person who refuses to read parenting books, hang on just a second! We have one we think you'll actually like. It's called The Grown-Up's Guide to Teenage Humans. It's fun, practical, encouraging, and it even comes in audiobook form. Check it out!

TIP OF THE MONTH:

Teenagers can be pretty dramatic sometimes, but do you think you could spot the difference between typical teenage stress or drama and a real mental health concern? When it comes to your teenager's mental health, always be aware of your own limitations, and don't ignore any concerns that your kid might need support from a medical or mental health professional. And as always, if your kid is struggling, let us know how we can help!

Upcoming Dates:

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