College Summer Program

Each summer, we have a College Summer Program that includes faith formations on Sunday mornings, fellowship events, and missions projects.

Check out our summer calendar below -- YOU are invited!

Churchwide Social

Middle schoolers, high schoolers, college students, and adults of all ages are invited to participate in a Churchwide Social following worship on Sunday, July 17.
The Churchwide Social will provide an opportunity for our younger generation and adults of all ages to engage in conversation with one another beyond formalities. These deeper conversations help us to grow in faith, break down stereotypes and barriers, and give new meaning to “faith family.” We will begin with a brief training for each group, gather together for lunch, followed by intentional games and speed round mixing, closing with dessert.  Let's strengthen our churchwide connection!

Please RSVP by July 13 so we can plan accordingly.
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Faith Formations

Throughout the summer, the College Class will meet for Faith Formations on Sundays at 9:15am in the College Lounge (across from the Activity Center Parlor) for a 10 week study on “Lessons from Jesus’ Table.” Our lesson will begin promptly at 9:30am.

Jesus often used meals to engage with people and teach important lessons. His ministry at the table provides opportunities for us to invite friends, outcasts, and even enemies to know God’s story of love through breaking bread together. Join us for discussion surrounding these lessons on Sunday mornings!

Community Coffee

Let’s gather bi-weekly for community coffee! This will be an intentional time to build community -- we’ll meet at a local coffee shop and share about our week, play games, and connect with one another!

  • Friday, 6/10 at 11am - Night Swim Coffee on Oakhurst
  • Friday, 6/24 at 11am - Amelie’s Cafe on Park Road
  • Friday, 7/8 at 11am - Giddy Goat Coffee Roasters
  • Friday, 7/22 at 11am - Community Matters Cafe
  • Missions

  • Wednesday, 6/8 at 6:30pm – College Mission Project and Velo Pops (meet in the College Lounge)
  • Saturday, 6/25 at 11:45am - Volunteer at Cotswold Farmers Market with closing/take down followed by lunch at Smashburgers
  • Wednesday, 7/20 from 9am-12pm - Missions Day at Second Harvest followed by lunch/hangout at Camp North End (Sign up by July 15)
  • Fellowship

  • Thursday, 6/16 at 12:15pm - College VBS Volunteer Lunch
  • Friday, 6/17 at 7:04pm - Graduate Welcome Event at the Knights Game (RSVP by 6/8)
  • Monday, 6/20 - Carowinds (RSVP by 6/13)
  • Sunday, 7/3 at 12pm - Lunch following worship
  • Wednesday, 8/3 at 6:30pm - End of Summer Cookout
  • Friday, 8/5 – Providence at the Ballpark (Churchwide)
  • Sunday, 8/7 at 12pm – Lunch following worship
  • Parent Resources

    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 year so be sure to check back in!

    Preparing to Launch

    Find the Guide Here
    Fuller Youth Institute has developed a resource to help families like yours have better conversations in the “launching” phase between adolescence and young adulthood.

    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. As a response, they have created a 10-session guide that can be used individually, with a spouse or friend, or in a small group or class setting.

    Parenting Quiz

    Take Quiz Here
    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.

    Articles

    • 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

    Book Recommendations

    Growing With by Kara Powell and Steve Argue
    “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.”