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Teen Leaders Conference – TLC is a weekend retreat in Branson, MO for 9th-12 graders who see themselves as leaders in the youth group, or who want to be leaders in the youth group. The retreat will be January 19-21 and the cost is $35 ($100 value). This is a time where we get together with the leaders from the youth groups of the Searcy churches and have time to sing, pray, study God’s word, and have fun. Info packs and how to sign up at Welcome Center. Have to sign up and pay by Dec. 2.
Halloween Party – This year for the Halloween Party we are going to do something like we did last year. We are going to take the teens and do the CDA Haunted Hayride. It is safe and Family Friendly. We will meet at church at 8pm and get back at 10pm.
The Story (3/6)
The idea is that through the 3 years the teens are in 7-9th grade, they will go through the entire Bible. It’s important the teens has a grasp and understanding of the basic story of Scripture and these lessons are the main way we help them to see the BIG PICTURE and MAIN STORIES of Scripture.
When they were younger they probably learned some of the main stories but now they are older we want them to learn more specifics. Not just their was a guy who built a boat, but we hope they can nail down more of the specific details of Scripture.
2) God’s Story Impacts Their Life
We also just don’t want to stop at them knowing the main stories of Scripture but we want them to understand how these stories relate to them and how we can be TRANSFORMED by reading and applying the Bible to our lives. These stories did not just happen a long time ago but they inform us how to live today.
Acts – Empowered (3/5)