This Week...
 
Sunday, January 14th
9:15am-10:15am- Sunday School
10:30am - Church

Wednesday, January 17th
6:00pm-7:15pm - Students join the Christ & Culture Discipleship Forum (See Below for Information)



Note from Youth Council on Wednesday Nights for the Youth:



Lovely Parents:

For the next four weeks ( January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31) our youth will join the Christ & Culture Adult Discipleship Forum for "Life and Faith in the Digital Age: Grasping Opportunities, Discerning Risks" in King Hall.

We believe it is important for our students to interact with other generations. This will have life-long effects on their understanding of church membership and commitment to the church.

Many studies are showing that students, who are from good families and youth groups, are leaving the church after High School and College. One of the reasons for this is that students are not experiencing the whole life of the church. They only experience the youth group therefore they do not appreciate the church nor membershi. In the end, students find same-age relationships outside of the church.

Our church also values their opinions as well. Students are valuable members of the church CURRENTLY.

Please do not allow your student to treat these weeks as off-weeks. This decision was made intentionally for their good in mind. 

Jr High small groups will start back in the Crossing February 14 and Sr High small groups will start back in the Crossing February 11.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact me, Sonny 


   
Sign up now!!! Note Change in Cost
Click HERE

Click HERE for promo video


   





Why? 40-50% of Students from good youth groups and families will drift from the Church after High School. In fact, research shows that adult believers are crucial in passing on faith to the next generation. And whom better to invoke to work in the hearts of our students than the one and true, living God. In light of these studies, the Pray for Me Campaign (PfMC) was launched 
What? "Rallying the Church around the Next Generation" PfMC is a movement designed to naturally create multi-generational relationships through prayer. Three adult believers from three different generations pray for one student for one year. 
What are you (adult) committing to? 
1. Adults Sign up via Church Office.
2. Purchase a Prayer Guide for $10 at the Launch Event February 4.
3. Attend our launch event after church services on February 4, 2018 (Meal will be provided) 
4. By following the Prayer Guide, pray for your student for one year 

 Will you join the movement?

Special Note: Students need to sign up via youth staff (Brad, Jordan, Thomas, Linda, Sonny). This event is free for students. Please encourage your student to take part in this initiative. 

Click HERE for promo video and Click HERE to see what a launch event is like


Save the Dates

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

Click HERE for 2017 Recap Video
Parent Resources:

Here is the January Parent Newsletter from the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding ( www.cpyu.org):
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
sonnyw@fpcrome.org

Assistant Director of Student Ministries
High School
Jordan Shaw
770-546-9703 cell
jordans@fpcrome.org
Assistant Director of Student Ministries 
Middle School
Linda Oliver
615-812-6603 cell
lindao@fpcrome.org
Assistant Director of Student Ministries
Middle School
Thomas Orr   
864-923-5045 cell
thomaso@fpcrome.org


Assistant Director of Student Ministries 
High School
Brad Roberts
704-776-0106 cell
bradr@fpcrome.org

Administrative Assistant                                 
Mary Yoder