Youth Ministry at NLECC
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This summer looks a little different than summers past, but our youth ministry will continue to be active and offer a variety of opportunities for students to connect with Christ and with each other. We’ll have regular Wednesday night relational activities (see file above with schedule) in addition to:
The Way (High School Sunday Night Bible Study)
Our bible study will continue to meet regularly through the summer. We’re finishing up John and are going to switch gears with an inductive study of the book of Genesis. We’ll meet in person, outdoors, on Sunday evenings around Matt’s fire pit. Plans will be adjusted as weather dictates.
Book Club (yep… you read that right.)
Over the summer any students in grades 7-12 who are intellectually bored are welcome to join in as we read through and discuss a book. The book that was chosen is ‘The Screwtape Letters’ by C.S. Lewis. We’re meeting each Thursday morning at 9:00am outdoors (weather permitting), and will discuss a few “letters” at a time.
Summer Video Lesson Series
Since we were robbed of our final few months of youth group lessons, this summer we’ll release weekly “mini-lesson” videos. These will be much like Matt’s Covid devotions we released 3 times a week during the school year, but will be longer and will be more like a “mini youth group lesson”. The first series will be on Spiritual Warfare and each week's video lesson will be posted at the top of this webpage. Links to Discussion questions will be provided to help facilitate spiritual family discussion at home.
Our Ecuador team has been praying and have met to discuss our trip. We've decided that we feel led to postpone our visit to Mejia until either 2021 or 2022, given the global pandemic. We've decided to split the funds already raised into 3 equal parts, with 1/3 going directly to Mejia for relief, 1/3 going to support MERGE, and 1/3 as a cushion for when we do eventually make it down there. Please click here for a letter containing more details.
2019 Summer Mission Trip
Youth Mission Trip, July 12-21, 2019
We brought 15 students safely out to the Blackfeet Nation in Montana and back in July. It was an exhausting 10 days and we returned emptied of energy but filled with a passion for God's work that we're excited to bring back to our local community. God was at work in the hearts of each of our students and it was a great experience! We were stretched outside of our comfort zones but saw some tremendous growth in the group.
We also got to experience the great vastness of our God through the mountains and scenery. A couple highlights from the trip were our day in Glacier National Park and the Big Daddy Weave concert.
UPDATE AS OF 3/30/2020. MUUUCE, the NWC's annual middle school event, is cancelled for now, but maybe not completely. With the current and future uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we need to hit pause on MUUUCE. If we do end up having a middle school event, it will likely be shorter, smaller and cheaper. We'll keep you posted in the weeks and months ahead.
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