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I have attempted to bring you the Lock-In schedule for the Lock-In tonight.

Volunteers Times available Contact # Email
Ben Cameron 8p-8a 573.286.3509 ben@nccburg.com
Ellie Cameron 8p-8a 660.553.1910 mrs.cameron@live.com
Beth Tiller 8p-2a 660.441.4817 btiller@warrensburgr6.org
Brandon Cooper 8p-8a 660.525.3697 deaconcooper85@yahoo.com
Time Activity Location
8:15p Ice Breaker Games Upper Room
9:15p Snack w/IAmSecond Video Upper Room (Fountain)
9:45p Glow Stick Hunt Fellowship Hall
10:15p Hide and Seek Church Wide
11:15p Body part to body part Upper Room
11:45p Pizza w/IAmSecond Video Upper Room
12a Ball drop Upper Room
12:15a Heads up Fellowship Hall
12:45a 9 square in the air Worship Center
1:30a Ninja Upper Room
1:45a Do you love your neighbor Upper Room
2:15a Free Time w/IAmSecond Upper Room
2:30a Movie Upper Room
3:00a Movie
4:00a Movie
5:00a Movie
6:00a Movie
7:00a Breakfast Old Kitchen
7:30a Clean up Church Wide
8:00a Dismissal

I wanted to give you the other leaders contact information as well.

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Lock-In Information Update

Parents and students,
I wanted to officially apologize for the lack of leadership which was entirely my fault.
The Lock-In is still on for Tuesday night, so no YouthGroup, and we are meeting in the Upper Room at 8pm. Admission is $4 for food, fun, discipleship, and fellowship. We will be viewing some videos from the “IAmSecond” group www.iamsecond.com Many members of the group come from rough pasts, and struggled with the same things your student may be struggling with now. We will watch movies, play games, eat lots of junk food, and I’ll allow them to sleep so have them bring a sleeping bag.
Please prepare for your student to be picked up at 8am on Wednesday the 1st.

Action steps!

I am rarely on Facebook as it is quite the time suck. However I was on today and came across this:

“1. Make a Plan. Start out by committing to sit down with your kids for a family devotion 3-4 times a week. Don’t try to go for it every single day, life happens. Share that plan with your family. (Going public helps with accountability)

2. Pray with them. I say “with them” because many parents make the mistake of taking the lead and praying every time they gather. Modeling is great, but allow your kids the opportunity to pray as well.

3. Teach them the Bible. That means as parents we’re going to need to be reading the Bible to have something to share. If you get to a passage you don’t understand, do some study and/or ask someone a bit further along in their understanding. Read or allow your child to read a passage of scripture and then talk about it. Draw out the principles you see and talk about how they can be applied in our everyday lives. (I recommend these.)

4. Leave time for questions. Some of the greatest teaching moments with my boys have been in their bottomless questions. Don’t get stressed by the rabbit trails that lead to other topics. Go with them. You’ll be amazed at where they lead you. Embrace the journey.”

I hope these four points give you an edge into what discipleship can look like in the home.

I want to make sure you understand me clearly. I know that life happens and our best intentions don’t always materialize, but vulnerability with your student is key. Admitting we our flaws leads them to do the same. Authenticity is contagious. A leader must guide them there! 😉

Immanuel!

It is Thursday and I am finishing up my lesson for this Sunday. Bo will be gone and he asked me to prepare a lesson. Not my gift. I will say it again. My gift is not lesson prep. I am kind of a talker and that tends to get me into trouble. When I prepare a lesson I usually get off to a great start. By the end of the plan I am so far away from my main point I can’t seem to find it back.

Enter this weeks prep. This is the last Sunday before Christmas so obviously I want to at least mention the birth of our Savior. I decided on Immanuel from Matt 1:22-23. God with us. Has god ever left me? No! That violates His character. Have I ever left Him? I hope not! I digress. See what I mean?
What I wanted to report is that I completely amazed myself this week because I was able to stay on point with the “big idea” and not go down a rabbit hole at every chance. Praise be to God!

I am excited to give the lesson this week, and am hoping the students will have their hearts open to receive Gods truth. Obedience is the “big idea” God never leaves us, and because we love him we obey what He says. How do we know what He says? We talk to him, we read His love letter to us, and we surround ourselves in His mercy and grace. It is because He loves us that we have the example to love others with the same unconditional love. Love on someone this week that is unloving. Love on someone this week that is unlovable. See what God will do through you!

No struggle, no progres!s #sidsays

Sunday Night Prayer

Greetings,

I wanted to write about the elderly for a min. It has been on my heart as we head into this season to remember the elderly. Far too often we (myself included) get into the hustle and bustle of the gift giving trend and lose sight of those who need a lasting gift. I know that my neighbor has been in the nursing home for the past few months and is discouraged. I don’t know what God has in store for the trip, but I feel we must obey what He moves us to do.

Myself and another guy from Shiloh Missionary Baptist will be taking a bus this Sunday the 22nd to 2-3 nursing homes. We were hoping that students and parents will come with us to pray for and with the elderly. 

We will leave Northside at 5 and return after 830. No food, no gimmicks, just us interceding for others. Email me if you desire to join us so I can have a head count and provide proper transportation.

Service Opportunities

I haves few things to share with you. Service opportunities are a great way to get your student involved. I have 2 opportunities to help your student grow right now:

1) The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring the bell. They would especially like to see if our youth groups would want to help out. If you are interested please call Shirley Jones at 747-3811

2) Shiloh Missionary Baptist church are always looking for servers for the Nehemiah Feeding Project held every week. In addition to serving on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday they just began serving on Thursday nights. Serving begins at 5:30 and we clean up and head home by 8. The Nehemiah Project is open to all people.

Any questions, as always, email me!