Middle School Youth Update 4/27/16

Good afternoon!

Hard to imagine there are only two weeks left of our middle school youth group for the year! It is also so fun to continue to see our middle school students reaching out and inviting their friends to join them on Wednesday nights. 

Mark your Calendars!
Pickerel Lake Bible Camp is going to be here before we know it! Our middle school camp – those who have completed 5th grade – 7th grade – is July 24th-29th. For those who have competed 8th grade, high school camp has come and it will be June 19th – 24th.  For more information on Pickerel please visit https://pllbc.wordpress.com/

This week in Middle school, we started a new two week series called PowerPlay. Power is a good thing. And in most cases, more power is a better thing. We want our phones to be powered up, our cars to be powerful, our laptops to be powered on, and our football teams made of power players. But those aren’t the only places that power is important to us. We all want to have power in relationships too. Maybe you’ve never thought about it that way but chances are you want people to listen to you, to pay attention to you or to care about what you think. 

That’s power. And whether you realize it or not, every relationship you have comes with some power or influence. Every interaction with another person is an opportunity to use your power, even if you feel like you don’t have any. During this series we’re talking about two people from the New Testament who looked at power differently than anyone else: Paul and Jesus. In their stories, we find that, no matter who is in control, there is always a power play we can make on behalf of others.

As we draw near to the end of this school year, please continue to pray for our middle school students. As we continue to talk about their worth and value on Wednesday nights and look at the life of Christ and His example, it is clear our students are hearing God’s truth. Pray they would continue to seek and understand the love God has for them! 

If there are any questions or if you would like more information on our middle school ministry or Pickerel Camp, please feel free to contact me anytime!

Doyle Burnside