So, we have Stillmeadow Teen University (STU) every Sunday morning at 9:30, when 6-12 grade students get together to study scriptures together and to grow in Christ together. It's pretty sweet. I've been teaching the middle school boys for the past couple months and am LOVING that!
Anyway, we just wrapped up our previous series jumping through Matthew.
Now, we'll be examining what Stillmeadow calls her five core values: Connect, Celebrate, Commit, Contribute and Communicate. (Yes, they are all "C" letters.) Essentially, we believe that Jesus modeled these five things in his faithful obedience to his Father, and we want to do the same as a community (another great word that starts with "c"). Since this is "core" to who we are at Stillmeadow, we thought it'd be "cool" to have a series breaking these down with the teens.
If you'd like to see the Student Guide that we're handing out to our students, follow this link.
One of the things we're trying out is giving students a scripture for each day that is connected to the theme of the week. This way they can be prepared when they come on Sunday. Not everybody does it, but those that do have expressed that they get great reward from it. We even send out text reminders of what scriptures we are reading each day.
If you'd like to receive texts with the scriptures for each day (found in the student guide), click on this link.