This Fall we are doing a three-part series called God’s Not Dead. We believe God is real. We believe God is truth. We believe God is love. When Jesus came into this world, we were able to behold God in the flesh. Jesus lived with purpose and went to the cross to die for our sins and was buried in a garden tomb. Yet, that was not the end of the story. Jesus rose again from the grave three days later and proved to the world that he was alive (Luke 24:23; Acts 1:3). God’s not dead, He’s surely alive! Today, Christians celebrate Jesus’ resurrection because he defeated sin, death, and the enemy according to the Scriptures. All of Christianity hinges on the resurrection, so if Christ is risen and alive, then every person needs to make a personal decision to believe in him (1 Corinthians 15:14-19).
The Series. Our series will focus on apologetics and points to the evidence that supports God’s not dead. In September, we will prove the existence of God. In October, we will prove the reliability of the Scriptures. In November, we will prove the truth about Jesus.
The God Test (What do we believe about God?)
God is Real (Creation Around Us, Romans 1:18-20)
God is Truth (Conscience Inside Us, Romans 2:14-16)
God is Love (Christ Above Us, Romans 3:23-26)
The Goal. The goal of this series is to help students understand their faith and equip them to defend it. Every student will be challenged in their preconceived notions and beliefs in order to substantiate and make a persuasive case for their biblical faith about God, the Bible, and Jesus.
Resources. Throughout the series, students will be given a track called, “The God Test.” Also, we encourage them to download the God Test app on their devices so they can use it for gospel conversations with their family and friends. This is one of the ways they can be equipped to tell others that God’s not dead and point them to Jesus.
CONNECT, GROW, SERVE, AND GO CLASSES – Grades 7-12
Our mission is to lead students to become authentic followers of Jesus. Magnolia Students want 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:
Student Serve – TBA
Student Grow – Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm – Register HERE
Student Connect – Sunday, March 8, 2020, 12:30-3:00pm – Register HERE
Student Go – Wednesday, May 6, 2020, 6:30-8:00pm – Registration January 2020
Facilitator: Pastor RJ McCauley
If you have any questions about these opportunities, email Jacqueline.Carrier@magonline.com.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 31-February 2, 2020
$209 – Register HERE by January 12, 2020
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!
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!
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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