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College Summer Program 2019
We are starting a College Summer Program THIS summer! It will begin on Sunday, June 2 and go through August 11 as students return to campus. The program is geared specifically for college age and will consist of fun events, fellowship, service days, Sunday school, and small group discussions.
Please see the BROCHURE for more information and save the dates for our calendared events. In addition to these, there will be service days and pop up events as the summer unfolds.
Our weekly events include:
- Sunday School @ 930am – Room 2302
- Small Group every other Wednesday @ 7pm – begins June 5
- Fellowship Meals every other Sunday @ 12pm – begins June 9
Are you a parent? Join us for our Growing With study! Find more information and resources below.
Are you a church member interested in connecting with college students? Read this ARTICLE about reshaping our conversations in a way that provides space for our students to feel welcome and safe to share as they navigate this transitional time and grow in their faith.
Want to know more? CONTACT
Meet us every Sunday for our study on the prophets and encouraging fellowship.
We’ll be exploring the Old Testament together and the ways that ordinary people have acted as apostles, prophets, evangelists, and shepherds. The reality is that often the best leaders in the Old Testament are not kings and people in position or title, but outsiders, the unpopular, and ordinary people without post or public recognition. They are the prophets that unhesitatingly speak truth to power and demonstrate true leadership by providing examples of both the promise and failures of leaders.
As we journey through the Old Testament period between Isaiah and Malachi we will see the different ways God speaks to us and leads us, and we will grow in ways of discipleship and leading others.
Small Group Study
“Bob Goff takes readers on a life-‐altering journey into the secret of living without fear, care, constraint, or worry. The path toward the outsized, unfettered, liberated existence we all long for is found in a truth as simple to say as it is hard to do: love people, even the difficult ones, without distinction and without limits.”
This summer, we’ll be taking this journey together as we read Everybody Always and discuss what this kind of love looks like in today’s world and how we are called to it.
Are you unable to join us but would like to follow along? CONTACT us and we’ll send you a copy!
But extravagant love often means coloring outside the lines and going beyond the norms.
2 – Graduation Sunday! We will be welcoming the High School graduates into the College Sunday school class with a light breakfast to kick off the College Summer Program.
5 – Small Group – Student Lounge, 7:00pm
8 – Summer Kickoff Cookout @ the Mulley House
9 – Fellowship Meal
19 – Small Group – Student Lounge, 7:00pm
23 – Fellowship Meal
26 – Charlotte Knights Game ( RSVP for a ticket by June 15 )
3 – Small Group – Student Lounge, 7:00pm
7 – Carowinds! We’ll meet at the start of Sunday School and carpool together.
17 – Small Group – Student Lounge, 7:00pm
21 – Fellowship Meal
31 – Small Group – Student Lounge, 7:00pm
4 – Fellowship Meal
7 – End of Summer Cookout @ the Jackson House
While our Summer Program is geared for College-aged Students, they aren’t the only one entering new territory Parents are also learning and growing alongside their young adult children as things begin to shift within the family system. Here are a few resources we hope you’ll find helpful during this time. We will continue to update them throughout the summer so be sure to check back in!
Join us for an evening of discussion on Growing With by Kara Powell and Steve Argue. This is also a great opportunity to connect with other college parents!
“Growing up doesn’t have to mean growing apart. Filled with brand-new research and real-life stories from remarkable families, Growing With shows you how to close the family gap, giving parents courage to take the next faithful step on a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform you all. Discover strategies to help you invite doubt, rather than avoid it. Growing With will show you how to help your kids keep their roots, even as they spread their wings.”
There will be two dates offered to choose from… please check back as they will be announced soon.
PREPARING TO LAUNCH
Over the past few years, FYI has partnered with family systems experts Drs. Terry Hargrave and Jim Furrow from Fuller’s School of Psychology. Together with marriage and family therapist and pastor Pisey Sok, they developed a resource to help families like yours have better conversations in the “launching” phase between adolescence and young adulthood.
In our conversations and training with parents over the years, we find that parents are often longing for better ways to talk about faith with their kids and to have deeper emotional connection with them. They just struggle to know how, or to reach out in ways that their kids might actually respond. Here are a few things discovered in this process:
- What young people need most in emerging adulthood is enough relational stability and emotional connection to keep them grounded while they are in the process of testing their own abilities to manage the demands of adult life.
- Perhaps unsurprisingly, the team found that parents end up focusing most on the practical and logistical aspects of transition much more than the emotional and relational.
- Parents’ conversations about faith—their kids’ and their own—are correlated with faith that endures across the transition out of the home and into early adulthood.
This 10-session guide can be used individually, with a spouse or friend, or in a small group or class setting. Find the GUIDE here.
Listen along each week with a podcast available for you by the authors of Growing With. They host new guests weekly as they explore the challenges parents are facing and the questions they’re asking. These podcasts are easy to listen to and are only 25 minutes… that could be your drive to work! Subscribe HERE.
- CHURCH – Talking church with your teenager or young adult
- DOUBT – How to talk to young people about doubt
- LANGUAGE – What to say, and not to say, to your young adult
- UNDERSTANDING – What twenty-somethings need from us (almost) more than anything else
- SCHOOL BREAKS – Connecting with college students over break
Take a moment during this mutual journey of intentional growth to reflect and answer 10 questions. They’ll help you learn more about how you can reframe your approach as a parent in order to grow with your child.
Is your child a learner, an explorer, or a focuser? Take the QUIZ to find out more, and discover practical tips to pursue a relationship with your child in every season.
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