The middle school team has planned an incredible Excursion-Discipleship day camp for this summer. Each day of the weekly camp, 50 students plus leaders will be jumping on the bus and heading to different locations to experience God’s creation, to serve our community, to grow deeper in faith in God, and to have an incredible amount of fun!
Who is this camp for? Students going into grade 6, 7 or 8 in September 2017.
Here is an outline of the week:
• Monday: An easy hike in the Mission area with an afternoon at a local lake.
• Tuesday: Community Service in the morning with an afternoon spent at Giggle Ridge at Cultus Lake
• Wednesday: A day at Cultus Lake Waterslides
• Thursday: This day begins in the afternoon when we meet at 4pm & head out for a sleepover at a local church campus. Its going to be a great time complete with BBQ, Smores, activities, campfire time & more. Pick up Friday 11 am.
There will be alternate plans in the case of inclement weather.
Each day the students will engage in both large group & small group discipleship formats as we zoom in on the BIG STORY OF THE GOSPEL
Parents: the majority of the week is scheduled so that meet & pick up times line up with Northview Kids GALACTIC STARVEYORS day camps in the event that you have multiple kids signed up in the different camps.
Registration begins at 10:00am May 1st!
Jump 6: Grade 6 Youth Group
Jump 6 is the grade 6 youth group that meets twice a month on Mondays from 6:30-8:30pm in West Court. This is a time for youth to come and hang out, play games, and learn about living your life for Jesus. Jump 6 is a safe and open environment in which the students are encouraged to bring their friends to hear God’s word.
Register for Jump 6 by filling out this Student Registration.
Coming Up at Jump 6
Monday, April 3 • Easter! It’s an Easter theme Jump 6 tonight as we take a look at the real meaning of this holiday!!! Bring some cash for Checkers! West Court 6:30-8:30pm.
Monday, April 24: Made – Pastor Dan is starting “Made” series tonight! What does it mean when we are told we are like Sheep?! Bring your friends & money for Checkers! 6:30-8:30pm.
Monday, May 8: Made – Are you the Salt of the Earth? What does salt have to do with being a Christian, you ask? Come find out as Pastor Dan wraps up our ‘made’ series today! 6:30-8:30pm in West Court.
Tuesday, May 23: Check Out Vertical Edge – Jump 6 students are invited to check out a Vertical Edge night!!! You’ll meet some amazing VE leaders and get to see what you’ll be doing next year! 7-9pm in West Court.
Monday, June 5: Year End! – It’s the Jump 6 year-end Party!!! Come out and celebrate all the good times we’ve had with dinner, games, candy, prizes and friends! Water games and an EPIC slip n’ slide. Bring a towel & swimsuit or extra clothes! 6:00-8:00pm in West Court.
Vertical Edge: Grades 7-8 Youth Group
Vertical Edge is for students in grades 7 & 8. The Vertical Edge Youth Nights are Tuesday nights in West Court from 7:00-9:00pm. They are a time when students come together for activities, friends, food, and community with awesome leaders. It is a safe time when you can ask questions about God, life and anything else! It is a time when we worship Our Saviour, Jesus Christ through music, prayer and God’s Word (the Bible).
Register for Vertical Edge by filling out this Student Registration.
Coming up at Vertical Edge:
Tuesday, March 7 • Core Groups. We are breaking into our core groups this week. Check the web page for details.
Core Group Activities. CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER
Tuesday, March 14 • Spring Break Special.Combined Vertical Edge & Jump 6 Night. Bored over Spring Break? Come, hang out at the church for a night of fun! Play games, watch some movies. Bring your friends & money for Checkers! 7:00-9:00pm
Tuesday, March 21 • SPRING BREAK • NO VERTICAL EDGE.
Tuesday, March 28 • Josh Night. Our very own Josh Brown will be challenging & encouraging us with his message tonight. West Court 7:00-9:00pm.
Tuesday, April 4 • Core Groups. We are breaking into our core groups this week.
Tuesday, April 11 • Easter! Come celebrate this righteous time in our Vertical Edge community! Bring your friends and some $$$ for Checkers! 7-9pm in West Court.
Tuesday, April 18 • World’s Worst Jobs. What do you think the world’s worst job is? We will be talking about selfless love. Don’t forget a little $$$ for Checkers. 7-9pm in West Court.
Tuesday, April 25 • Live from Space What does it mean to be Heavenly Minded? We are looking at Colossians 3:1-4. Bring your friends and money for Checkers! 7-9pm in West Court.
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Higher Ground Classes
Higher Ground (grades 6, 7/8) is a time for middle school youth to dig into the Bible; to learn and study God’s Truth. It is an opportunity for students to discuss what it means to have your life anchored in a Biblical worldview. Higher Ground classes take place during the weekend services. Kids worship with their parents in the service and head to the classroom when the sermon begins. Higher Ground meets in the basement classrooms, B02 & B04.
The students receive a weekly take-home handout which will be available in a PDF format at: Higher Ground: Weekend Discipleship Class
Middle School Parents:
Partnering with your church’s youth ministry is a tremendous asset in helping your teenager mature in the Christian faith.
Many adolescents have great difficulty in relating their spiritual life with the other important areas of their life, such as home, school, work, relationships and dating. It seems as if their spiritual life has no bearing on how they live their lives.
A compartmentalization takes place: this is my life at home, this is my life at school, this is my life at church. One of our main tasks as parents should be to help our kids to see that their faith is their life, in its entirety. To follow Christ is to follow Him with every part of our lives.
Your teenager is watching your life! They are looking for how you integrate your faith with real life. What a tremendous opportunity (and responsibility!) we have as parents to help our kids develop a genuine and enduring faith!
~ Jim Burns, HomeWord Center for Youth and Family