Good afternoon! The school year is back in full swing so that means we kick off our weekly updates once again. The weekly update is our detailed look at what's going on at The Rock SM. We update, remind and notify through other means but this weekly update is for nitty gritty stuff, the expanded details. Make sure you sign up for the notifications or just wait for the email or Remind notification!
Last night was a fitting way for Andrew and Amber to leave us and a fitting way for us to kick off our new year together as a ministry. Each year we take some time to be reminded of why we exist. Next week we'll take some time to look at our theme for the year, BASIC. I'm looking forward to this upcoming year and the opportunity to help students and leaders come to know Christ and make Christ known.
Meet & Greet
Over the next few weeks you may see an army of Rock leaders at each exit. You'll notice them by the spark in their eyes and the big ROCK LOGO floating in the air. Why are there? They are there to meet you and also share with you all that's going on and coming up at The Rock SM. We will also be giving you an opportunity to sign up for some trips. Refuel is our winter trip and we do a trip for MS Students and a trip for HS Students. Early deposits help us know how to best plan. We'll also be encouraging you to sign up for our summer camp. I know it's early but if you place a $20 deposit for summer camp in September you'll be receiving a small discount for camp.
We'll be posted near the welcome centers and cafe for a few week in September so be on the lookout! We'd love to introduce you to the ones who are pouring into your students each week. First MEET & Greet opportunity will be September 9th!
Beginning September 3rd our student ministry will experience devotions as a group. With devotions written by our own youth leaders we're hoping to see great growth and a common bond built through us journeying through the Bible together. I'm so excited for this. The devotions are free but we would love to get a $1/per devotion to help give the Scriptures to those who have no Bible in their language. Every dollar made from these journals and through our "Hole in the Wall" Rock Store will go toward the Bisoto Bible Project through the Seed Company. Devotions will be available beginning August 29th.
The HOLE IN THE WALL is a merch store where we will have old and new Rock SM shirts as well as journals, Bibles, stickers, pens and other cool stuff we decide to offer. Just a neat way to represent something worth representing as well as picking up a journal or a pen or a water before we gather and celebrate the fame of Jesus! Again, every dollar made from this will go directly to the Bisoto people group.
Simple reminder that all students interested in being on the student leadership team will need to be at the church at 5:30pm this Sunday night for our first meeting. This will be a monthly meeting with leaders in our ministry to discuss all things Rock! If your student is interested in helping us think through things send them on! We'll take this night to go over some expectations but then immediately get into some details. Please don't make them attend this....this is more for students who strongly desire to play a part in all we do at The Rock. Leaders lead and are rarely pushed. So please don't push them here.
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