What a glorious Wednesday! God is so kind to give us such a beautiful day. May your heart be filled with joy and comfort that the God of all creation knows you, loves you, desires good for you! God is for you (Romans 8.31)!
This Sunday, as we continue our Unafraid series, we will learn from the life of Daniel how we can be unafraid with resolve.
Whether you watch at home or are on campus on Sundays, you matter to us and you matter to God, and we are one church with one mission: to help everyone meet, know and follow Jesus.
This year, Faith Community Church’s approach to fall ministry, as outlined by the pastors and elders, is: go small in the fall. This includes a focus on small groups, family simplicity and Sunday morning services. (You can watch a video from Pastor Tim Porter with more information on the “small in the fall” approach at this link.)
Today, we highlight The Refuge, which serves middle and high school students and their families in helping students meet, know and follow Jesus. On Wednesday evenings throughout the school year, students gather for The Refuge for worship, small group discussion and prayer. These Refuge activities will continue to take place on campus this year, with a few adjustments in place for the current COVID-19 situation.
“Small groups have always been a major component of student ministry,” said Director of High School Discipleship Ben McMullen. “This helps us easily pivot. Even before COVID-19 hit, our student ministry was heavily focused on small group discipleship. Now more than ever, we are narrowing in on small groups as the core of our ministry.”
“We also want to encourage students to participate on Sunday mornings,” said Director of Middle School Discipleship Jake Pierson. “There’s a lot to gain by being a part of a Sunday morning service or serving.”
Many of the current leadership positions in support of Sunday worship services are being filled by students, including the nursery and the worship team. Students also help in key video production roles for livestream services on Sundays, as well as other video projects.
The Refuge kickoff night is planned for Wednesday, Sept. 30, with a worship night for middle school students starting at 5:30pm and a worship night for high school students starting at 7:45pm. Register students for The Refuge at fcchudson.com or on the FaithBase app.
If you'd like to serve with The Refuge on Wednesdays throughout the school year, there are opportunities for small group mentors for the following:
Small group mentors are a vital part of a student's discipleship journey. As a mentor, you are an essential partner with parents in helping students grow in their maturity in Christ. Mentors spend time developing gospel-centered relationships with students as you study the Bible, pray, hang out on Wednesday nights, and do fun events together. For more information, please contact Ben McMullen, Director of High School Discipleship, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jake Pierson, Director of Middle School Discipleship, email@example.com.
2 Cor. 5:17 (Repentance)
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Loving child care workers are needed on Sunday mornings in the nurseries. The nurseries serve families with children (newborn through age 5) throughout the year. Consider helping one time, once a month, or more. If this is an area in which God has gifted you, please contact Karen Garden at 715.220.2507 or Karen_garden@yahoo.com.
Find more information on each ministry, including dates, times and online registrations, at fcchudson.com, the FaithBase app, or at the links below: