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

Wednesday, October 11th
6:00pm-7:15pm- Jr High small groups in the Crossing
6:00pm-7:15pm- Sr High in the Study Hall (Service Projects) (see below for more info)

Save the Dates

DNOW: February 23-25, 2018

Sr High RYM (Colorado): June 10-17, 2018

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

Limited Spots Remain!!! 
  Take Note of the Price Increase After Oct 8th!!!!!!
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:

Please contact Sonny if you have any questions or concerns:

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Article of the Week:
Teens and Porn

By Walt Mueller

With the recent death of Hugh Hefner, it is a timely reminder of the negative impact he had on our understanding of sexuality. He is considered the father of pornography. He led the way to the development of the present, more grievous pornography movement. First, don't believe the ole lie that pornography is only a male issue. The viewing percentage for females is drastically increasing. Second, today, the pornography industry aggressively seeks after you. If you'd like more information please contact me.

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We are starting 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 September Parent Newsletter from the Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (
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