Hey there, church family! I wanted to provide some detailed updates about our student ministry as we head into the summer months. We’ve been plugging along with daily Bible updates and a TON of zoom meetings. I hope these have been helpful, but I’ve been thinking and praying about what to do next as we attempt to minister to our students and families in meaningful ways.
Beginning the week of May 17th, we will be transitioning to weekly videos rather than daily videos. These teaching videos will be about 15 minutes long and accompanied by a discussion guide similar to our Wednesday night meetings. These videos and guides will be designed for you to do as a family or for students to do with their friends.
We will also be shifting to a new Bible reading plan. If you aren’t familiar with ‘The Bible Project’, I’d encourage you to check out their website and podcast. They provide amazing resources for knowing and understanding the Bible. Beginning May 18th, we will follow their plan for reading the Bible in a year. You can find this plan on their website, and there is an app, “Read Scripture,” that keeps you current with the plan. The unique thing about this plan is that it comes with cool and helpful videos that truly explain the ins and outs of Scripture. Your chances of being bogged down in Leviticus will go drastically down because this resource will help the beauty of the Bible become apparent to you.
We also hope to kick off in-person small groups the week of May 17th as well. The current plan is to host these meetings in the chapel where we can spread out and keep our “social distance.” We will also continue to make use of zoom on a weekly basis for large group catechism.
We’ve got camp around the corner as well! Summer camp will take place in Gulf Shores, the week of July 27-31. This will be our own camp and we will have exclusive use of all facilities for the week. Cost is $125. Our first registration deadline will be June 17th with a $50 deposit due. If registering after this date, the cost is $150. July 15th will be the final day to register, pay the final balance, and submit waiver forms and insurance information. Let me know if you are interested in serving in any way at camp.
As always, if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions feel free to let me know. I’m praying that God will use these unique times to help our students know and love him more than they ever have. Please pray for us as well as we seek to serve and minister in the most effective ways possible.