Leader(s): Pastor Doug & Alicia Leece
Isaiah 30:21: Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."
The Mission of The Event Junior High Ministry (grades 5th - 7th) is to see young people come into a dynamic, authentic and life-long relationship with Christ. The focal point for the Sunday and Wednesday services is experiencing God's presence. The "3 E's" will be used as a general outline for the ministry: Exhibit, Experience and Empower. Leaders and volunteers need to EXHIBIT God's power and love through their own faith so students can be encouraged to EXPERIENCE God's presence. Once students experience God's presence they will be EMPOWERED to reach others for Christ. The ultimate goal of The Event is to build the Kingdom.
We are so excited about what God has planned for your child in The Event Junior High Ministry! God is already moving among the adults, children and teens at Church52, and now the Junior High kids are able to join this movement. We are faithfully seeking God and His direction for this ministry, and we feel God is calling us to partner with the parents. We plan to do a few things in order to build this partnership with you.
One thing that builds a strong partnership is open communication. We plan to send you emails containing an overview of The Event Sunday Services so you will know the message and find opportunities throughout the week to discuss it with your child. This is a great way to reiterate the message, but also to see what God is speaking to your child. We also encourage you to email or Facebook message Alicia or me anytime you have questions, concerns or ideas. Every other month we plan to have a meeting with parents that we will call "LP" meetings (Leader/Parent meetings). These meetings will be informational meetings to keep you aware of upcoming message topics, events and needs, and this is another opportunity for you to share your concerns and ideas with us.
We want to challenge you to commit to weekly conversation time with your child. This can be during dinner, driving to and from school/events or anytime that works for you and your child, but we will refer to this time as "dinner discussions."Please feel free to use the emails we send you about The Event services as a way to start up the conversation if your child isn't the most about The Event services as a way to start up the conversation if your child isn't the most communicative. By committing to "dinner discussions" you will be able to know the joys, struggles and questions your child has, and if there are things your child brings up that you feel would be beneficial to discuss during The Event please feel free to let us know.
We look forward to partnering with you, and we are confident God has amazing things in store. Get ready - it's going to be awesome!