OKC First Youth is always seeking ways to tie positive experiences to Gospel living.
Our community of students strives to live the mission of Christ that embraces God, one another, and the world with liberation, redemption, reconciliation and recovery.
There is no “them”, just us.
So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don't become so well adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.
We want to update you on a few things administratively as it deals with calendar, events, and ways to be/stay connected to all that is happening in OKC First Youth.
We send text messages to students & parents that contain important announcements and information. If you do anything, THIS is the important one. To receive these text messages, follow this link: https://www.remind.com/join/okcfirstym
Sunday School | 9:30 - 10:15am
Middle School | CCC Room 1
High School | CCC Room 2
Pre Service | 6:00 - 6:30pm
Students are welcome to come play in the gym, hang out in the bistro, or help set up for service
Youth Programing | 6:30 - 8:00pm
There are three elements that go into a Wednesday Night:
Worship: Students will worship together in a service format by grade level. They come together, pass peace, sing, and hear the word preached.
Discipleship: Our Life Together groups (LT) are where your student will meet by gender and grade level. Middle Schoolers will participate in an opening discussion or activity which will prepare them for the evening. High School will have discussion, at the end of the night, meant to apply the word preached to real life.
Play: This brings the grade levels together in the gym to participate in group games led by parent volunteers. We believe that some of the best friendship building happens when we come together and have fun! We are always looking to connect positive experiences to the gospel.
We understand that your life is packed full of things that all deserve your attention. That's why we work hard to take our communication with you seriously by letting you know in advance when events are going to take place. Obviously, it's difficult to predict all that will happen between now and a year from now, but we want to provide a quick look at everything that we know for sure will be happening!
22nd - Promotion Sunday
1st - LT groups back in session
12th - Back To School Block Party (all church)
2nd - Memorial Marathon
11th - 15th - Fall Break
27th - Fall Fest
19th - 21st - Fall Retreat at New Life Ranch
24th - No Wednesday Night Activities
8th - Search for Santa
22nd - No Wednesday Night Activities
29th - No Wednesday Night Activities
9th - All Department Parent Meeting
17th - MLK Day: Silent March & Parade Outpost
Pretty quiet month.
2nd - Ash Wednesday
14th - 18th – Spring Break (No Wednesday Night Activities)
24th - 26th - Extravaganza at SNU
10th - Palm Sunday
13th - No Wednesday Night Activities
14th - Maundy Thursday Service
15th - Tenbrae service
16th - All church cleaning day
17th - Easter
6th - Senior Dinner
8th - Senior Sunday
6th - 10th - Middle School Camp
13th 17th - High School Camp
25th - 30th - Middle School Mission Trip
15th - 24th - High School Mission Trip to Toronto Canada
Your student is no longer in Children's ministry. Students are expected to have some level of care for themselves. We no longer "hand hold" them through the steps of ministry. That is not to say that we won't be walking next to them, but we do expect them to have and take an age appropriate level of responsibility for themselves and those around them.
Our purpose/goal is not simply to entertain your student. We strive to challenge students and place them in areas of ministry that not only give them opportunities to change the planet but also be shaped into the very image of Christ.
[but don't worry - we're going to have the most fun along the way]
If they can give themselves over to this journey with Christ, they can always expect to be challenged, shaped, and spent for the Kingdom.
Please do not hesitate to contact your youth pastors with questions concerning youth. We can't wait to make this journey with your student!
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