This Week...
 
Sunday, October 15th
9:15am- Split Sunday School
10:30am - Church
6:00-8:00pm - Sr High small groups in the Crossing 

Wednesday, October 18th
6:00pm-7:15pm- Jr High small groups in the Crossing
6:00pm-7:15pm- Sr High in the Study Hall (Service Projects)


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


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Click HERE for the 2016 recap video (the winning move in musical chairs was legal and fair)

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Service Opportunity
   


Parent Seminar

Digital Christianity: 
Thinking Biblically About Teenagers and Technology

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Week 3  (Sr High skipped)
The Youth Team Presents:

  

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Please contact Sonny if you have any questions or concerns: Sonnyw@fpcrome.org

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Article of the Week:
Three Powerful Questions to Unlock the Heart of Your Teen

By Chap Bettis

1. "How do we draw out the deeper waters of the heart? Simply asking, 'How would you like me to pray for you?' is one good place to start."
2. "What do you think I don't understand?"
3. "How do you think I have sinned against you?"

"First, you are admitting that you may not understand the issue. 

Second, you are admitting you may have sinned against them. You are not at this point admitting you have sinned, but you are inviting their perspective.

Third, the Lord will honor the humility in these questions. Even if you don't change your mind about the conflict, your teen will have felt heard and cared for."

Click HERE  to read more of the article

 


SUNDAY SCHOOL



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 makes us more like Christ. To become more like Christ is a our mission therefore remaining steadfast in our relationships is good.
Parent Resources:

Here is the October Parent Newsletter from the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding ( www.cpyu.org):
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