This Week...
Sunday, November 12th
9:15am- Split Sunday School
10:30am - Church
4:30-8:00pm - Sr High 3rd Annual Turkey Bowl

Wednesday, November 15th
6:00pm-7:15pm- Jr High small groups in the Crossing
6:00pm-7:15pm- Sr High in the Study Hall (Service Projects)

Meet at the Crossing at 4:30PM. 
Be ready to enjoy some good ole chili!!!

Save the Dates

DNOW: February 23-25, 2018
Click HERE for 2017 Recap Video

Sr High RYM (Colorado): June 10-17, 2018
Click HERE  for 2017 Recap video

Sr High Mission Trip (Alabama): July 1-6, 2018

Jr High RYM (Florida): June 25-29, 2018

Jr High Mission Trip (Tennessee): June 3-9, 2018



For your viewing pleasure Click HERE 


Click below for the small group content. I want you to have this information so that you can ask your student questions. See sample questions below.

Week 11 (Jr High 11/15 & Sr High 11/19): you will receive next week
What does it mean to worship God? How do I worship God today?

Article of the Week:
The Worrisome Effects of Teenage Smartphone Addiction
by CBS

"When Dr. Twenge noticed a dramatic increase in the teenage suicide rate around 2012 she put two and two together.

"That's when teens started spending a lot more of their time online and texting and social media; and a lot less time hanging out with their friends in person," she said.

They're the generation that grew up with iPhones.

Experts say it's the lack of face-to-face, social interaction that's to blame for changes in teenage behavior.

Some of the changes are positive.

"Teens are physically safer than ever, so they're safer drivers. They are less likely to drink alcohol and the homicide rate among young people has reached all-time lows," said Dr. Twenge.

And some of the changes are negative.

"Teens who spend more time online and texting and on social media are more likely to be unhappy and depressed," Twenge said.

"Young people are getting to their first job without as much experience with independence. And some are finding it hard to make decisions on their own without their parents," she said.

But there is a solution. Simply limit your child's screen time to less than two hours a day. And yes, there's an app for that."

Click HERE to read more 


11/12: Subject- Reconciliation
Questions: What is reconciliation? Who are we to be reconciled to? Why is difficult to be reconciled to others?

We started a new Sunday School series this Sunday, October 8th. The title above may seem strange to you.  It may be strange because I think our natural inclination is to foster only happy and easy relationships. Once messiness arises, we go in a different direction seeking easy, new relationships. We believe the lie that avoiding conflict is the best option. But God commands us to respond differently to conflict. Conflict is good! Conflict is unavoidable in a healthy, Biblical relationship. It is good because by handling conflict in a gospel manner, conflict gives us the opportunity to be more like Christ. To become more like Christ is a our goal therefore remaining steadfast in our relationships is good.
Parent Resources:

Here is the November Parent Newsletter from the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (
Here is the link to the audio recording of our guest speaker, Dr John Perritt, for our most recent Parent Seminar. 

Here is a link to the audio recordings of the main speaker and the elective teachers from RYM conferences:
Here is a link to the new youth Sunday school curriculum that we'll be using in the fall:

Here (staying consistent with it) is a link to an incredible resource for teaching your student about Scripture. For free, the Bible Project uses animated videos to help their viewer understand the structure and themes of the Bible.

Director of Student Ministries
Sonny Walker    
770-655-9638 cell

Assistant Director of Student Ministries
High School
Jordan Shaw
770-546-9703 cell
Assistant Director of Student Ministries 
Middle School
Linda Oliver
615-812-6603 cell
Assistant Director of Student Ministries
Middle School
Thomas Orr   
864-923-5045 cell

Assistant Director of Student Ministries 
High School
Brad Roberts
704-776-0106 cell

Administrative Assistant                                 
Mary Yoder