STUDENT MINISTRY UPDATE

With everything going on right now with COVID-19, our student ministry is looking a little bit differently.


Calendar Updates Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, Summer Camp (June 8-12) has been canceled. 


We have made the decision to move all of the $60 deposits that students have paid this year towards 2021 summer camp. That means all students who have already paid deposits for this year’s camp will already have $60 towards summer camp next year instead. For graduating seniors, there are two options. We can keep their $60 and it can go towards other youth event before they leave our ministry like Serve Week and other summer events. The second option is that we can return the full $60 to the student and their family. If the student would like the money back they, or their parent will need to contact Austin directly. 


As of now Serve Week, July 5-10 in Arlington, TX, is still a go. We will continue to monitor the spread of the virus and seek the best and the safest decision for our group. We should have a better idea about Serve Week in May or early June. 



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Online Sunday Worship | Link for this Sunday, April 26 - click here



Zoom Nights | Sunday Nights at 7pm


Zoom is a platform for video conferencing similar to Skype or FaceTime. Zoom will be our way to stay connected in community with one another each week! 


How to Step It Up: 

Step 1: Download the Zoom app for your phone or computer. I recommend using a computer if you can.

Step 2: Click on “Join a Meeting” and enter the Meeting ID and password (in the invitation below). You shouldn’t have to create an account unless you want to. 

Step 3: Make sure you in an area of your house that has strong wifi connection. Also, make sure your phone/computer is charged or charging. 

On Sunday, join the meeting at 7pm, Austin will not join till 7:10 to make sure everyone has time to login in and join. If you have trouble accessing the meeting, send Austin a message (979.571.7089) and he will help you figure it out.


Zoom Invitation: 

Austin Damron is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.


Topic: Central Students Zoom Nights  

Time: This is a recurring meeting (7pm on Sunday nights) 


Join Zoom Meeting

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/269529965?pwd=Q0FBQ1NKdnZWVTMzcEhMTkNseGFwZz09


Meeting ID: 269 529 965

Password: centralfam



Daily Reading Bible Plan

April 20-26

This week we are diving into a devotional reading plan from YouVerison Bible called "Quarantine Youth: Exile." To join us in this reading plan go to: YouVerison


This is an opportunity for students to meditate and focus on God’s word every day. Parents, we greatly encourage you to ask your students questions about these daily readings and even go over these devotionals together. During this time of no school, sports, activities, etc, it is important that we do not take a spiritual vacation, but we create time to hear from God daily. As the students read from God’s Word daily we are going to challenge them to HEAR from God. The H.E.A.R Journal is something we have taught them before, and the steps are listed below: 

H.E.A.R. Journal
Highlight: Write out a specific verse that stands out to you (some daily readings will only have one verse). 
Explain: Write out what the verse is saying
Apply: Write specific ways that this verse applies to your life.
Respond: Write specific ways you will respond - Prayer/Action Steps. 




Wednesday Night Messages


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Normal Weekly Schedule

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (Youth Room – Upstairs of the Family Life Center) 6:30 pm


All students grades 7-12 are invited to come hang out, play games, and study God’s Word together. After a time of praise and worship, Austin Damron, Minister of Students, will lead the service to challenge students to grow in their walk with Lord, relationships with others, and call them to love all people. Following the service, the gym will be open for a large game. We ask that students of all ages are picked up by 8:30 pm.



SUNDAY MORNINGS (Youth Room) @ 9:30 am


Sunday Mornings include a small group Bible study known as Connections or Sunday School. Connections exists to help students grow in their understanding of God’s Word. Sunday mornings begin with donuts and an opening lesson. After the Bible study, the students break up into small groups to discuss the lesson.


SUNDAY NIGHTS – Community Group (Youth Room) @ 6-8 pm


Community Group was launched this past summer and has had great success. The goal of Community Group is that we would be a people that partake in the gospel of Jesus Christ together. Life is better when we do it together, and we believe spiritual growth will happen in the context of relationships. The design of Community Group was to meet in church member’s homes, but we have recently out grown houses. Currently, we are meeting in the Youth Room.

  • 2020 Spring Calendar

JANUARY                                                                 FEBRUARY                                                                         MARCH

12th - Community Group Kickoff                              12th - Valentine's Camp Fundraiser                                    13th - BBQ Fundraiser

15th - "You Asked For It" Series Kickoff                    23rd - Parent Discussion Night                                           18th - No Youth (Spring Break) 

31st - Camp Deposits Due                                        28th - Winter Jam                                                                27-29 - DNOW WKND (Canceled) 


APRIL                                                                       MAY                                                                                     Summer dates to                 remember: 

5th - Serve Day (Canceled)                                       2nd - Car Wash Fundraiser                                                  Camp - June 8-12

12th - Church Wide Easter Service                           17th - Senior Sunday                                                           Serve Week - July 5-10

15th - Family Night                                                    20th - End of School Year Party

26th - Rock Climbing


Click Here to download the 2020 Spring Calendar. 

CONTACT US

If you have any questions regarding youth, please email us at austindamron@centralcarthage.com