Word of Life 2015-2016

The Teen Staff and I are excited to begin a “New Year” in the teen group. This summer, the students of #mrbcteens participated in Summer Survivor, a variety of new teen events, and a powerful week of church camp on the Island and Ranch in Schroon Lake, New York. Now that the summer is behind us, we are gearing up for a new year.

This year your teen will have many opportunities to grow closer to Christ by being involved with #mrbcteens. Word of Life has continued to make improvements to its ministries, the Quiet Time, and the Creative Discipleship Program. Those in charge of the ENGAGE program spent many hours listening to the advice of youth pastors, students, parents, and sponsors and have re-worked ENGAGE to be more ministry friendly. We plan to be involved in Engage, S.T.O.R.M. , and Reverb again this year. These evangelistic and discipleship events will offer your student the opportunity to invite friends to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to use their Spiritual gifts for Christ.

We realize that your teen needs YOUR support, encouragement, and example to grow spiritually and stand for the faith. Will you be a Godly example this year and encourage your teenager to be personally involved in ministry through #mrbcteens?

For the 2015-16 year, students will be challenged to learn a variety of truths from the Word of God and then Directly Use the Current Teaching. The 11:50 ministry will be directed by Pastor Paul and will meet on SUNDAY NIGHTS again this year from 6:00p-7:15p. The 8:53 ministry will also be under the direction of Pastor Paul and will continue to meet on WEDNESDAY NIGHTS from 6:45p-8:15p.

We are excited to announce that Mr. Steve Fry, Mrs. Amanda Fry, and Mrs. Michelle Patterson will be returning to the Creative Discipleship teen staff; and Mr. Nathan Cousino will be joining the Ministry Team staff.

For teen Sunday school, our entire teen group will meet together on Sunday morning for songs and announcements at 9:30a. After the opening exercises, we will move to separate Sunday school classes designed for age-appropriate learning: 11:50 girls, taught by Mrs. Tatianne O’Bradovic; 11:50 guys, taught by Pastor Paul; 8:53 girls, taught by Amy Kautz and Jennifer Nagle; and 8:53 guys, taught by Mr. Ken Kautz and Mr. Ken McKenzie.

We hope you realize that we have your teen’s best interests at heart and desire for them to grow in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Our desire is to come along side of you as a parent and help instruct, guide, discipline, and love your teenager. Our teen staff will be praying for you and your teen to be more like Christ.

Camp

Summer camp for the teen ministry will be in Schroon Lake, New York, on Word of Life Island and at Word of Life Ranch. We typically leave on a Saturday morning, travel to Schroon Lake, spend the night at a host church, attend church on Sunday morning, and then check into camp that afternoon. We will return on the following Saturday. All graduates are welcome to attend summer camp in the summer following graduation.

Information Booklet & Calendar

An information booklet is available for all 7th-12th grade teens and parents! In this booklet you will find a schedule of activities and a teaching schedule for Sunday school, the 11:50 teen service, and the 8:53 teen service. Ask Pastor Paul for your copy today so you can review the info. You can download this year’s calendar here! This schedule is flexible! If changes occur, we will keep you updated through the weekly Teen Connection. Please encourage your student to participate in as many events as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Paul at 419-866-0773 or 419-344-5255.

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