Comfort Zones are So....

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Well… comfortable, but if we never pressed beyond them, we’d never discover how much fuller life can be. If we never tasted the little brown piece that looks like a chunk of dirt, we would never discover the joy of chocolate. If we never braved the risk of falls, we would never have known the exhilarating excitement of soaring along on a bicycle. And if we never reached out to others to help where we could, we would never have learned how much fuller life is when we love and serve others.

Each summer for the past two years our church has sent 2 mission trips: one for our Jr. High Students and one for our High School Students. These impressionable minds and hearts are then exposed to what it is to live more fully, to serve others. Therefore, these trips allow our CHURCH to “Put God’s grace into action.” Despite the targeted audience in our advertising about these trips for youth, we promise that the adults who come along get just as much out of these trips as the students!

Every time we baptize or confirm someone in our church we make a vow to “So order our lives after the example of Christ, that they would be surrounded by steadfast love, be established in the faith, and confirmed and strengthened in the way that leads to eternal life.”  This is our call to action, our call to participate, our call to step up. The young people of our church and community need your example, your experiences, your stories, and your presence for everything we do in “Student Ministry.” And right now we have a big need: we have a trip scheduled for June 9-15 that needs one more adult in order to make it happen.  There are a variety of ways to serve on these trips from helping the students build to cooking meals to being a safety coordinator on-site.

Without question, we want to be a church that sends our students out to be the hands and feet of Christ. Right?  We want our youth to experience what it means to be Christ to someone, to live fully as they serve. To do this, we need your help. We just need one more adult. Will you help our students serve on this trip? Please contact Joel today.

Sharon Boswell