Follow Me – Back to School Series

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Jesus calls us to follow Him. But what exactly does that mean? What does it look like to be a teenager living in 2016 and following Jesus? Something we can be sure of, Jesus doesn’t want us to be followers in name only, but in action! As we kick off the 2016-17 school year, we’re going to be spending this first month talking about what it might look like for us to follow Him.

Wednesdays in the Summer

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Summer is right around the corner and once again, the majority of our events will be happening on Wednesday nights!  Here’s the schedule at a glance:

June 15 – Beach Day at Ocean City, 5-8pm (Van leaves at 4:30pm)

June 22 – Paintball in afternoon, ENC Party in evening

June 29 – Gaithersburg Party Night

July 6 – Area Meeting at Laurel Church

July 13 – Outdoors Day

July 20 – Water Day

July 27 – Teen Camp

August 3 – Beach Day

August 10 – Shorebirds Night

August 17 – Mega Sports Camp

August 24 – Slip & Slide Kickball

August 31 – Church Picnic

All In – Easter Lesson Series

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Jesus went to the cross to save us, that much we get. But what exactly does that mean? Are we just saved from punishment – from hell? Is salvation something we have to wait on? Or maybe it’s something much more! Certainly God planned for us to experience so much more than simply existing a mediocre life until we leave this world! He’s got big, big plans for us! But how will we respond?  Will we just hang out in the shallow end of our faith or will we be all in?

40 Days of Yes!

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We’re entering the season of Lent and this is always a great time to grow in our relationship with Christ.  Often times when we think of Lent though, we only think about what we’re going to give up.  This year, instead of focusing on saying “no” to a bunch of stuff like chocolate or soda, we’re focusing more on saying “yes” to adding healthy things into our lives that point us to Jesus.  Click here to download the 40 ideas for 40 Days of Yes.

World Changers Lesson Series

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Boy, there’s a lot messed up in our world!  And not just to say “in our world” meaning off in some far away part of the globe, but right here in our little corner of the world too.  As followers of Christ, we are called to be different than the world around us – to be salt and light, to be in the world but not of it – we are called to be world changers!  For the next four weeks, we’re going to be looking at some of the aspects of our society that are very broken.  We sometimes unknowingly go right along with the crowd when it comes to this brokenness, but we’re going to be talking about what it might look like if we go against the grain and look like Jesus.

Advent With Open Eyes

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It’s so easy to think that everything’s awesome in the world at this time of year.  It’s also easy to get a little self-centered.  But the fact is that there is an awful lot of hurt going on around us.  And this season certainly isn’t about us!  Christ came, not to be served, but to serve, and He’s calling on all of us to open our eyes to what’s going on in the world and follow Him as servants.  For Wednesday nights this Advent season, that’s what we’ll be talking about.

He’s A Very Big God!!

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What we think and believe about God is going to have an impact on how we live and view the world.  If we believe in a small god, our lives will prove it.  But we believe in a Very Big God!  And for the next 5 weeks that’s what we’re going to be focusing on during our Feast times in youth group.

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For the 2015-16 school year, we’re asking God to REFRESH us on Wednesday nights.  Our Wednesdays will include:

Re-group: a game time designed for us to come together

F-east: a lesson time to feast on God’s Word

Re-late: a small group time designed for us to relate to what we’ve learned and relate to one another

Sh-out: a worship time