Impact begins at 7 pm in the Student Ministries Center (3rd floor of the Church). We have separate Middle School (6th-8th grade) and High School (9th-12th grade). Both include engaging messages, fun games, and small group discussions. The whole night is designed to help students grow in their understanding of who God is and what He has done.
Middle School (6th-8th Grade)
James: Faith in Action
"What good is it my brothers if someone says they have faith, but do not have works? Can such faith save him?"
In the month of November, we will be taking a break from the life of Abram, and looking at faith in action from the book of James. Throughout the month we will deal with temptation, showing favoritism, guarding our speech, and finding the cause of our fights.
Works don't save us. James highlights that they do show what we believe. How we live reveals what we are placing our faith in. "As the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead."
High School (9th-12th Grade)
Suffering and Sovereignty: The Book of Job
As I prayed about and planned for this fall semester, I came to believe that the time is right to work through Job together. All of us fit into multiple of these categories: 1) have suffered, 2) are suffering, 3) will suffer, and 4) close to those who suffer. How are we to deal with so much suffering behind, around, and before us? If God is in control, why is life sometimes so painfully difficult? The book of Job allows us to acknowledge these difficulties. But in doing so it does not allow us to keep our eyes on ourselves or on the world. Job beautifully turns our gaze upward to the God who remains constant through all our questions. Solomon said truly that such humility is the beginning of wisdom, and it is my prayer that we all may gain wisdom as we work through this tough but wonderful book. In the end, we will gaze at the God who suffered for us - who did not remain distant but came and stood on the earth. Because Jesus our Redeemer lives, in our flesh we shall see God, no matter how much suffering we now must endure.