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Youth - Rise

youth rise logo Hello and happy new year from the desk of RISE Student Ministry! We pray this finds you well and adjusting to the new semester. We have much coming up this spring and are already preparing for Summer '19! Here's a bit of what is coming up…

Confirmation classes began January 20, and we're excited about those participating! This is a profound journey through our core beliefs, and we're proud for those stepping out in faith together. The curriculum is called The Absolute Basics of the Christian Faith and has been great for this class.

Our annual Super Bowl Party is coming soon! This has always been a great opportunity for students to invite their friends and classmates to come and have a fun time. We have food and games (for those not particularly interested in the big game), as well as Trivia during the halftime show!

We'll be heading back to the Buffalo River in Arkansas for our annual High School Camping & Canoeing trip. This has always been a great time for our older students to experience Creation, as well as develop community with Jesus and one another. The scenery is spectacular, and students always come back with great stories!

Continue to be in prayer for our students as they move through this semester; spring semester is always busy and filled with major testing. Pray they would continue to seek God in all things, and keep him the focal point of all their decisions.

Peace in Christ,
Zack Pittman