Students

               

DANE JACKSON
Student Minister
 704.366.4030×118

Upcoming Events and Activities

Summer Calendar  –  We have all the Student Ministry Summer events HERE for you to download and print!

Kick Off to Summer

June 2nd is the official start to summer for Student Ministries! Students and their friends are invited to a cookout and kickball game! Join us at the Gazebo at 5:30pm and bring your Kickball shoes!

Artisan Fair

Sunday, June 9 – 8:30am – 12:00pm in the Crouch Fellowship Hall

Want to help our students on mission?  Just stop by our artisan silent auction, bid, and take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art!

Come peruse unique items from our talented membership.  We will have hand-crafted jewelry, paintings, grapevine wreaths, wood crafts, special photographs and more.  Your silent auction purchase goes to support the high school mission trip to Slovakia.

Magnificent Mondays

Summer is here! We are excited to get together on Mondays in July and August.  We have a variety of events planned.  This is a great way to stay connected and bond with your fellow students.  We provide transportation to and from the events (Rotunda parking lot).

  • July 1st – Mission Project (free) – 8:00am to 12:00pm
  • July 8th – National White Water Center ($30 event fee) – 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • July 22nd – Middle School Movie Night (free) – 6:00pm to 9:00pm
  • July 28th*  – Knights Game ($20 event fee includes $8.00 meal voucher) – 4:00pm to 9:00pm
  • August 5th – Carowinds ($20 event fee unless you have a season pass) – 9:00am to 7:00pm
  • August 12th – High School Hike (free) – 8:00am to 3:00pm
  • August 19th – Mission Project (free) – 8:00am to 12:00pm

Space for theses events are limited, so SIGN UP TODAY! 

*We know the Knights Game is on a Sunday but “Magnificent Mondays and One Sunday” doesn’t roll off the tongue!


ADULT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  We can’t pull these events off without help, so please sign up so we don’t have to tell the students we can’t go.  As and extra incentive (like you need one), we even cover your event fee!

CHAPERONE SIGN UP

Summer Bible Study

There will be 4 Bible Studies this summer at houses across Charlotte.  We are hard at work finalizing the details, so check back soon!

d365 provides inspirational and relevant reflections on scripture for young people. The devotional experience is written especially for students and seeks to provide reflections on themes that impact our faith journey. The hope is that d365 will create a quiet space in your life for meditation and prayer. A new devotion is available every day online or through mobile devices.

PASSPORTmissions

Who:     Students who have completed 6th grade through completed 12th grade.
Where:     Gordon College | Wenham, Massachusetts
When:     June 22-29, 2019

Parent and Student meeting on Sunday, June 9th at 12:00PM in the Chapman Youth Room. At this meeting we will cover final information and address last minute questions about the trip. Please download the PARENT GUIDE for additional information.

2019 Theme
In a world that seems to be telling us to fear more and love others less, Jesus calls us to an alternative way of living. Our lives can be radically changed as we notice God at work around us, continue to grow our faith, gather our strength from God, and let love permeate all that we do. 

Using 1 Corinthians 16:13–14 as a theme verse AND the outline for the week, campers will be challenged as they dig into this passage (and others) to explore what Paul meant when he called us all to live a faith that is based in love, not in fear. 

When we are FEARLESS we can LOVE MORE and FEAR LESS.

PASSPORT:missions offers students the excitement of summer camp with the adventure of a mission trip. For six days and five nights, your students will grow closer to the Lord, put their faith in action through meaningful mission projects and have the summer of their lives! Some highlights include:

  • 3 Hours Of Hands-On Mission Work Per Day
  • Themed Bible Study
  • Morning Celebrations & Worship
  • Camp Parties – Rec Party, Dance, Variety Show

What To Expect:

  • Local Missions That Have A Lasting Impact
    • Paired with local organizations, your students will have the opportunity to be the hands and feet of Christ with three hours of hands-on missions. PASSPORT works with community leaders to ensure that all mission projects are meaningful and offer sustainable value to the communities we serve.
  • Low-Pressure Worship Experience Aimed At Equipping Students For A Lifetime Of Faith
    • Our team works all year thoughtfully preparing messages that create meaningful conversations within your group, and deepen each student’s relationship with Jesus. Your students will find PASSPORT is an intimate, grace-filled, low-pressure environment where they can explore and grow their relationship with Jesus.
  • Programming That Puts An Emphasis On Youth Group Relationship
    • Think of us as your week-long ministry support staff; we take care of the logistics and programming of camp, and give you the freedom to focus on the spiritual growth of your students while cultivating community within your group.

Need an official “Volunteer Hours” form for school? Get one HERE.

Passport Missions Costume Shopping Trip

Join us for a fun outing to Goodwill to shop for Passport Camp costumes! The theme is “60’s Party.” We’ll gather after VBS on Tuesday, June 18th and head to Goodwill to shop for some totally awesome swag! Adult Chaperones/Drivers needed. Contact Dane is you can help!

High School Mission Trip

When: July 12 – 21, 2019
Where: Telgart, Slovakia

Our high school students are heading international this year for their mission trip.  They will travel to Slovakia to work with the Roma people by hosting a VBS style camp that they will put on with local missionaries.  Here are some important dates and information for those going on the trip:

  • Attend the mandatory Planning Retreat on Friday, March 1 from 6:00pm to 10:00pm and Saturday, March 2 from 9:00am to 4:00pm to be held at Providence.
  • Attend at least 4 of the 5 following Planning Days:
    • Sunday, February 10 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    • Sunday, March 31 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    • Wednesday, April 24 – 5:30pm to 7:30pm
    • Sunday, May 19 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm
    • Monday, June 17 – 1:00pm to 3:00pm
  • Attend the commissioning service and final Team/Parent meeting on Sunday, July 7th.
  • Have or get a passport that doesn’t expire before February, 2020.
  • Be current on all shots including those recommended for traveling to Eastern Europe.
  • Have a travel waiver signed and notarized.
  • Have all Providence forms completed and the CBF waiver signed.

Payment Due Dates

We are breaking the payment for the mission trip into smaller portions.  This will help us to pay for the plane tickets and supplies before we go as well as make it more manageable for the student’s family.  A payment of $200 is due on the following dates:

  • February 24
  • March 24
  • April 28
  • May 26

After the final payment on May 26, you will receive an invoice showing the remaining balance after the credits for fund raising, church contributions, and payments.  The final balance will be due at the Team/ Parent Meeting on July 7th.


Resources and Action Items

Weekly Events

On Sundays

Sunday School

Every Sunday at 9:00am.

New Sunday Morning Curriculum – “Feasting on the Word” – Youth are figuring out who they are as they search for whose they are. The “Feasting on the Word” Curriculum provides opportunities for this age group to explore their personal and communal identity in Jesus Christ through meaningful community-building experiences, engaging Bible study, and relevant learning activities. Biblical stories will come alive in new and creative ways. In response to God’s amazing, unconditional love, youth will be challenged to put their faith into action as they grow to understand themselves as Christ’s disciples. This curriculum is based off the Revised Common Lectionary so will align with the worship and preaching texts each week.

6th Grade – Room 2335
Teachers – Dana & Heather Hanson
7th Grade – Room 2333
Teachers – Lia Hinson, Tanya Price, and Kristy Thomas
8th Grade – Room 2329
Teachers – Mary Bonheimer and Mike & Cathy Tommie
9th Grade – Room 2323
Teachers – Lisa & Mark Daniels and Betty Robinson
10th Grade – Room 2308
Teachers – Frankie Ayscue, Mike Martin, Frank Skinner, & Craig Wanek
11th Grade – Room 2319
Teachers – Will Johns, Susan Jones, Greg Kay, and Richard Landers
12th Grade – Room 2317
Teachers – Karen Dukes, Eric Gill, and Mike Motsinger

Sunday Night Live

Select Sundays – 5:30pm to 7:30pm in the Chapman Youth Room

Sunday evening student program. The evening incorporates a group meal, games, worship, teaching, special guests, small groups, and prayer. Sunday Night LIVE! happens most Sundays from September to May so students can have a break from the stresses of school and come enjoy time with friends.

On Wednesdays

Fusion

Every Wednesday – 6:00pm to 7:00pm in the Chapman Youth Room

Midweek gathering fusing our High School and Middle School Students together to catch up, check in, release some energy (and stress,) and hear something encouraging to help them through the week. Opportunities at fusion range from team-building games and activities to leadership development or even missions and outreach projects.

Looking Ahead

Here are some of the events and activities that we have planned for this school year.  As we get closer to the events, they will move up to the Upcoming Events and Activities section and have all the details about how to get involved.

Middle and High School PASSPORTmissions Camp

When:  June 22 – 29
Where:  Gordon College at Wenham, MA

A summer opportunity for our High and Middle School Students.  Each summer they travel to PassportMissions for a dual camp and mission experience.  At camp they will experience:

  • Local Missions That Have A Lasting Impact
  • Low-Pressure Worship Experience Aimed At Equipping Students For A Lifetime Of Faith
  • Programming That Puts An Emphasis On Youth Group Relationship
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