MidWay (6th-8th Grade)

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All About Relationships!
The MidWay strategy includes program elements designed for students to build relationships with other students, with adults, and most importantly with Jesus Christ. The program elements are intended to be integrated with each other in order to achieve the purposes of the Way…to know the Way, grow in the Way, and show others the Way. Jesus is the Way (John 14:6)!

PROGRAM ELEMENTS:

MORPH:
Becoming who God made me to be. Wednesdays (Sept-May), 6:15-8pm
Kicks off on Wed, September 6!

GRAPPLE:
Tackling tough questions about God, myself, and others. Sundays, 10-11:15am. Meets downstairs in the Youth Room.

CONFIRMATION:
Confirmation is the path to a personal profession of faith. Specific expectations include:

  • Participation in Basic Training – complete all four sessions (see details below)
  • At least 30 days of a personal devotion/Bible study (suggestions can be offered)
  • At least 10 hours of ministry involvement or community service (suggestions can be offered)
  • Participation in a trip, retreat, or conference (see opportunities below)
  • Faith Expression (can be a written statement or creative project) – to be submitted by the student and discussed at the interview
  • Interview with student and parent(s)

BASIC TRAINING:
Get trained up on the basics of faith and life. Completion of Basic Training (all 4 sessions) is an expectation for Confirmation at Lord of Life. Each month there is a session on a Saturday (dates below for 2017/18) from 9am-Noon in the Youth Room. Each session is offered twice during the school year. Sessions do not need to be taken in order.

  • Session 1 Discovering the Bible – Sep 16 & Jan 13
  • Session 2 Encountering Jesus – Oct 14 & Feb 10
  • Session 3 Living on Purpose – Nov 11 & Mar 10
  • Session 4 Searching for Truth – Dec 9 & Apr 14

Screens and Teens Discussion (for Parents and Teens)
Want to know how to connect with your teen in a wireless world? Join Pastor Matt and Brian Zielke for a discussion that will include the content from the book Screens and Teens by Christian-author Kathy Koch, PhD (reading the book beforehand is optional). The discussion will be on Tue, Nov 14 at 6:30-8:30pm. Register online. For questions contact Brian Zielke at bzielke@lolchurch.net.

For more information about any of the above contact Brian Zielke or call him at (630) 513-5325 x140.