Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7 ESV)
What is the nest? Well, it is not so much a “thing” as it is a “we.” This is because, we (the nest) are a group of teens (6th through 12th grade) and leaders who come together to have fun, fellowship, worship, serve, and learn IN CHRIST. Our mission is to grow deep in Christ together! We do this in a bunch of ways, so lots of stuff goes on throughout the year in the nest, but just a few are road trips, missions trips, glow night, service projects, overnighters, capture the flag, Skymax, Christmas Party, making movies, concerts, Youth Explosion, over-sized slip ‘n slides, the weirdest games you will ever play, worship, camp fires, small groups, a lot of sports, pool parties, Lakeside Chautauqua, and studies. So, come find us. Check more about our stuff below!
Wednesday Night @ the nest: This is probably our most relaxed night. We start at 6PM and end at 8PM and meet every week!. It can be hard to predict what will happen on any given Wednesday, but we usually start with a slightly crazy game, followed by some awesome worship, then we dig into some scripture, and finally we either just hang out or amuse ourselves with some type of game (note: the word “game” is being used in it’s loosest sense). The first three Wednesdays of every month follow this format, but the 4th and the occasional 5th Wednesdays alternate between service projects and fun nights.
1st and 3rd Monday Nights: These are our small group nights when we come together to study the
some scripture and what it has to say about the issues we face. They start at 6:30PM and end at 8:30PM. Currently, we are studying “Guy Talk, Girls Talk;
10 Gender Specific Lessons on Everyday Issues.” All teens are invited, so come on out! Our small group leaders are awesome people, they are also our mentors, but you are about to read about that anyway!
Mentor Program: Here at the nest we firmly believe that teens need adults who will invest in their lives in order to grow in their faith. This program aims to meet that need. Each teen who signs up is assigned a group and a mentor (a background checked, New Baltimore Community Church regular attender who is mature in Christ) who will simply hangout with them, talk with them, take them out to eat, study scripture with them, and simply be there for them. Mentor groups usually meet on the 4th Monday of the month. Oh, and our mentors are also our small group leaders. If you have a mentor, he or she will be you small group leader when you come to Monday Nights!
Our Other Great Adventures! We always have something awesome coming up. Sometimes it is as simple as hanging out and watching the Superbowl, but other times it’s as intense as raising funds to build wells in Africa. Whatever we are doing, we do it for Christ. So, Check out our 2014-2015 Calendar to the left to get an idea of the nest’s happenings.
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
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Youth Pastor Tom Edwards