Many people are struggling with anxiety, fear, confusion, and depression. One of the best places to talk about these struggles is at church, but for a long time it has been a difficult place for people to talk about their mental illnesses or personal struggles. We believe it is important for teenagers to run to the church as a place of refuge, and to know that the gospel is relevant in the midst of their struggles. Jesus wants the church to be a house where these things can be shared safely, and lives can be supported by a community of believers who continuously point them to hope in Jesus. We believe that hope gets the final word.
Our March-April series will triumphantly proclaim an anthem of hope over these struggles that are increasingly growing among the youth culture. Each week, students will have the opportunity to talk about what is going on in their hearts and minds and receive special encouragement and prayer over their current circumstances.
THE SERIES. When you don’t have hope, life feels like it is not worth living. When you don’t have hope, life feels like everything is against you. When you don’t have hope, life feels like everything is empty. When you don’t have hope, life feels like it is lonely. Anthem of Hope has a name, and that name is Jesus. Jesus came to give hope to the hopeless and take away anxiety, fear, confusion, and depression. No matter what you are going through, you can know that hope gets the final word over your struggle.
Here is the series breakdown:
Week 1 (3/8) = Anthem of Hope (with Christian Wilson)
Special Event (3/11) = Night of Hope (Mag Worship Nights)
Week 2 (3/15) = My Anthem over Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)
Week 3 (3/22) = My Anthem over Fear (1 John 4:13-18)
Week 4 (3/29) = My Anthem over Confusion (Jeremiah 14:7-9)
Week 5 (4/5) = My Anthem over Depression (Psalm 139:13-18)
THE GOAL. The goal of this series is to show students how the gospel is relevant when it comes to mental illnesses and personal weakness. We pray they will declare an anthem of hope over their struggles and make it a lifelong response to future experiences.
EXTRA RESOURCES. Below are some links to great resources that your student can utilize during the All-In series to get the most out of it:
- Great Book – I Declare War by Levi Lusko
- Great Song – Way Maker by Leeland
- Great Video – Goliath Must Fall by Louie Giglio
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.
Student Go – Wednesday, May 6, 6:30-8:00pm – Register HERE
Student Serve – TBA
Student Grow – TBA
Student Connect – TBA
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 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 to live out their faith. Midweek meets in the Loft (grades 7-12).
Mag Worship Nights exist 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
March 1, 9:30-10:45 am ~ B203
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
March 1, 9:30-10:45 am ~ B201
Our girls gather at church to grow deeper in their faith to become 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.
Students live in the most connected culture in history, but so many of them are disconnected from God and others. There is a great amount of noise around them. Yet, God is present. God is speaking. God is reaching out to the youth. God wants students to be still and know that He is real and He loves them.
The Exalted Student Experience is a FREE five-day event for teenagers in the Inland Empire. Each night focuses on topics in youth culture to help teenagers know their purpose. The event features local youth speakers, live music, concerts, food vendors, games, and outdoor activities.
Date: July 6-10, 2020 (6:00-9:00 PM every night)
Registration opens April 12.
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!
July 27-31, 2020
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!
Early registration opens on April 12, 2020.
We always have something happening at Magnolia Students. To learn more about our current events, click HERE.
Do you love teenagers and want to invest in the next generation at Magnolia Church? If that describes you, we want you on our leadership team! We believe that Jesus, plus caring adult leaders, equals healthy student ministries. Therefore, if you want to impact the lives of teenagers, click HERE to fill out a volunteer application.
RJ.McCauley, Student Ministries Pastor
Jacqi Carrier, Ministry Assistant
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