What are you doing this summer? Don’t miss out an a unique mission opportunity for your high school students. Summer Mission Jam is a new, entry mission and outreach equipping conference for students, serving among Lebanese, Bangladeshi, Yemeni, Iraqi, and Pakistani peoples in America’s most diverse neighborhoods of Dearborn and Hamtramck, Michigan.
Students will learn how to ‘bridge the gap’ with Muslims and be the fragrance of Jesus through supportive and instructive teaching and service outreach opportunities. Summer Jam starts Monday evening, July 8, and wraps up Saturday, July 13. Registration is $450 per student and includes delicious meals, comfortable accommodations, and the best missions training you can receive.
If you already have plans for this summer, consider bringing a few student leaders to check out Summer Mission Jam for future summers (Fremont, CA in 2020 & Michigan in 2021).
Summer Mission Jam is an amazing opportunity for churches, big and small, to invest in their students as they learn more about Muslims and how to interact in a way that is loving and beneficial for the Kingdom. This summer, step out and be a part of something new with the EPC denomination. We are positive it will impact your world and give you new ways to be the hands and feet of Jesus in your own communities.
You can register and learn more about Summer Mission Jam by going to our website: Summer Mission Jam
If you know of anyone that might be interested in attending Summer Mission Jam, we invite you to pass it along and share on social media!
There are scholarships available for people of color through the EPC – these scholarships cover 1/2 of registration! We desire to see, within the EPC denomination, more people of color being empowered to lead and go into missions long-term through EPC World Outreach. Please contact us for more information about how to apply.
The Stepping Stones ministry is for girls ages 10 and up. The focus this year will be taken from the book Lies Young Women Believe (And the Truth that Sets Them Free). Each event will include food, fun, and discussions about the skills needed for navigating life’s path as a daughter of Christ.
- Where: on campus in the Fellowship Hall
- Time: 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
- Dates: January 18, February 15, March 22 and April 26
Contact Linda Cover for more information.
I’m excited for our youth this coming school year! Sunday mornings at 9AM two youth small groups will meet.
One is aimed at our High School young men. Jonathan Shumate, who has worked with college students through Bridges International and as a teacher in Taiwan, will be helping this group focus on the big picture of the Bible by looking at particular passages that highlight the pattern of redemption we see from Genesis through Revelation. We will kick-off September 9 at 9AM with coffee, donuts and kolaches so come hungry!
The other is for our Junior High youth (boys and girls) and High School girls. Todd Elgie will lead this group as they learn to treasure and apply God’s Word. (Other parents will be on hand to lead discussion when particular subjects warrant smaller groups.) They’ll look at questions such as:
- What makes the Bible unique?
- Can I be confident the Bible is the Word of God?
- What’s the big story of the Bible?
- How do I understand narratives, poetry, prophecy, and letters?
We are also discussing the possibility of a youth retreat November 11-12 at Carolina Creek Christian Camp with some other small churches in Katy. Stay tuned for details.
We will be returning to Sunday Morning Classes on Sunday, September 9 (the Sunday following Labor Day) and need to start strategizing now for our high school kids.
Regardless of your level of involvement or your youth’s involvement, please make every attempt to be part of the parent meeting on Sunday, August 12 at 9am.
Some of the topics we hope to discuss are:
- Sunday mornings
- possible youth retreat
- special events (should we have them? who can organize them? etc)
- Q&A time
Join us this Sunday immediately following worship service for a lunch celebrating our Graduates, Haylee & Joey. If you would like to help out, please contact Beverly Tucker.
The lunch planned to celebrate our high school graduations has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 10. Please contact Carol Kutzer if you are able to help out (281) 579-1080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The last Stepping Stones event for the year is Friday, May 4 at 7:00 p.m. Contact Linda Cover for more information. Thank you, Linda for such a wonderful ministry to our young ladies.
The next Stepping Stones will be Friday, April 6 at 7:00 p.m. at Cornerstone. Evelyn Saugier will cover some lies that girls believe. These events are open to all the girls at Cornerstone and their friends who are in the 10-15 age range.
The first Stepping Stones event of the year is this Friday, January 5 at 7:00 p.m. This ministry is for teen girls and their friends.
On a path to godly womanhood
- To equip girls with tools they can use in living godly lives in the midst of their culture.
- To use the Gospel as a guide and foundation for every activity and gathering.
- To provide a firm foundation of friendship among young Christian girls and to encourage them to support each other through the tougher teen years.
- To foster relationships with and respect for other generations, including their mothers.
When: 7-8:30pm Friday evenings once a month: January-May
- Jan 5
- Feb 2
- Mar 2
- Apr 6
- May 4
Sample topics include tasteful outward and inward beauty, health and strong bodies, healthy relationships.