Our purpose is to fulfill the Great Commandment and the Great Commission as we:
- CONNECT with God and others
- GROW in a small group
- SERVE the church, the community, and the world
- GO and share the Good News
Students are full of faith and youthful ambitions. They love doing things because they don’t like to be bored or waste time. Yet, many teenagers don’t use their energy on things that matter because they get caught up in the hype or are living with too much indecision. In these moments, faith and ambition don’t work and turn into ignorance and apathy. The letter of James reverses this and motivates us to have a faith that works. James calls us to action and shows us how to be a doer of God’s Word as a believer. Here is a breakdown of the passages we will be covering this summer:
Week 1 (6/2) = Trials, James 1:1-18
Week 2 (6/9) = Obedience, James 1:19-27
Week 3 (6/16) = Favoritism, James 2:1-13
Week 4 (6/23) = Behavior, James 2:14-26
Week 5 (6/30) = Language, James 3:1-12
Week 6 (7/7) = Wisdom, James 3:13-18
Week 7 (7/14) = Pride, James 4:1-17
Week 8 (7/21) = Patience, James 5:1-12
Week 9 (7/28) = Prayer, James 5:13-20
The goal of this series is for students to use their time wisely as they go through an expository series that will raise their affections for a deeper relationship with God’s Word and motivate them to have an active faith over the summer.
We are entering a new summer calendar in Riverside, CA. In the past, our school district has traditionally taken a summer break that goes from mid-June to the end of August. Now the summer begins at the beginning of June and ends at the beginning of August. Therefore, Magnolia Students will do an expository series over the summer where we will teach verse-by-verse through the letter of James on Sundays as we take a break from Wednesday nights until we go back to school. This will help students concentrate on their faith while at home or on vacation. God wants teenagers to have an active faith in the summer, so we will be providing a scripture journal for them to write down what He shows them as they study it.
CONNECT, GROW, SERVE, AND GO CLASSES – Grades 7-12
Our mission is to lead students to become authentic followers of Jesus. Magnolia Students wants teenagers to connect with God and others, grow in a life group, serve in the church, and go share the good news. We accomplish this by planning events that align with our four purposes and providing discipleship courses for life development. Once a student completes all four discipleship courses, they receive a special certificate and are given specific ministry opportunities. Below are the upcoming dates for courses:
Facilitator: Pastor RJ McCauley
If you have any questions about these opportunities, email Jacqueline.Carrier@magonline.com.
July 29 – August 2, 2019
Summer Camp provides a five-day experience that will stretch a student’s faith and expand their relationships with their friends. During our summer break, we travel to Camp Pondo to enjoy the beautiful So Cal mountains. Youth speakers from around the country share a series of messages that inspire students to live out their purpose. Worship bands lead students in special times of renewal and praise through their music. Our leaders help students connect with God and others during outdoor activities and cabin time. Summer Camp is the best place to get away and take a retreat as a teenager! View video Here.
Student – Register HERE
Pre-registration ends on July 14. Space permitting, if your child is interested after July 14, please email Jacqi.
On Sundays, students meet for Life Groups at 9:30 AM during first service. The goal of Life Groups is to have a Christ-centered conversation about the life through our current series. We want every student to be connected to a leader and be in a small community of other students who are going through the same things as teenagers. Middle School (grades 7-8) meets in B203, and High School (grades 9-12) meets in B201.
If you would like to sign up your student for a Life Group, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MAG WORSHIP NIGHTS
On Wednesdays, students are encouraged to invite their friends to our midweek service to experience live worship, biblical teaching, fun games, and fellowship at our snack bar from 6:30-8:00 PM. Our midweek exists to provide a safe environment for students to draw closer to God and make new friends. The goal of Mag Worship Nights is to reach the next generation with the gospel and equip them live out their faith. Midweek meets in the Loft (grades 7-12).
Mag Worship Nights exists to reach the next generation. Our student midweek provides a safe environment for teenagers to draw closer to God, grow in their faith, and meet new friends. Each night features live worship, fun games, relevant messages, and food at our snack bar. To see what it looks like, check out our hashtag #MagWorshipNights on Instagram.
HE READS TRUTH
Our guys gather at church to grow deeper in their faith to become godly young men. Each gathering includes free lunch, a guest speaker, and a practical guide to implement essential spiritual disciplines for teenage guys.
SHE READS TRUTH
Our girls gather at church to grow deeper in their faith to be comes godly young women. Each gathering includes free lunch, a guest speaker, and a practical guide to implement essential spiritual disciplines for teenage girls.
Every student is designed to lead. Authentic Student Leadership is a leadership track for high school students who want to serve in the ministry and develop life skills that will help them become better students at school, home, and in the community. If your student is interested and would like an application, please email us at email@example.com.
Winter Camp provides an affordable weekend experience that will stretch a student’s faith and expand their relationships with their friends. During the winter season, we travel to Camp Pondo to enjoy the snowy conditions of our local mountains. Great speakers share their personal stories and present a life changing message from God’s word. Worship bands allow students to respond to what God is saying, and lead them in special times of renewal and praise. Our leaders help students connect with God and others during cabin time. Winter Camp is like a short version of Summer Camp, but usually with snow. It is tons of fun!
We always have something happening at Magnolia Students. To learn more about our current events, click HERE.
ADULT VOLUNTEER APPLICATION: CLICK HERE
RJ.McCauley, Student Ministries Pastor
Jacqi Carrier, Ministry Assistant
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