Tomorrow RSM is starting a new series Swipe Right based on the book by Pastor Levi Lusko that you can purchase here: https://www.amazon.com/Swipe-Right-Life-Death-Romance/dp/0718032152/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524761802&sr=8-1&keywords=swipe+right. Unfortunately, in the world we live in, it is nearly impossible to shelter our students from everything out there that the enemy wants to use to harm them. Instead of sheltering our students, we should be training our students to make wise and righteous decisions about how to live. According to the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, 42% of online users ages 10-17 had seen pornography online, and 66% of those who had seen it had done so without looking for it. It seems as though sex is thrown into our students faces just about everywhere they go and this series will attempt to equip students with what they need to live a life of holiness in a culture that despises holiness.
In the first week of this series, we will be discussing the text Hebrews 12:16-17 and talking about how Esau traded instant gratification for God’s plan for his life. In this sermon titled, You Don’t Want What The Devils Got Cooking In His Crock Pot we will discuss with students that it is always a bad idea to trade instant gratification for future promises. In the second week of this series, we will be discussing the text 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and debunk the lies this world teaches about sex such as sex is just a physical activity, I can do what I want and still have what God wants, and I’ve already messed up so there is no hope for me now. In this message titled The Things We Carry we will learn that the Bible teaches that each one of us has to lug what we load. That we don’t get things “out of our system” by doing them, rather that is what gets them “into our system.” The third and final message in this series will discuss the courtship of Isaac and Rebekah found in Genesis 24. Students will learn in this message that the best way to find the person God has for you is by being the person that God intends you to be! We will talk about how Jesus hasn’t called us to “play the field,” but rather He has called us to work the field (“Then He said to His disciples, ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.’” Matthew 9:37).
As you can see, this series will not be graphic, nor will it be a sexual education class. The purpose of this series is to teach students that your instant desires can impact your ultimate destiny. That you can protect your future by following God’s plans now. I am not a parent, nor do I claim to know the first thing about parenting, but I would encourage you to talk to your student about these things over the next week in preparation of this series. If you have any questions about this series please contact me at 440-354-6805 or firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday March 29th RSM is going to the movies to see the box-office hit I Can Only Imagine. The movie is about the life of Bart Millard, lead singer of the band Mercy Me and writer of the incredibly successful song I Can Only Imagine. This powerful Christian movie will help your student see the importance of forgiveness and the power of redemption.
We will be meeting at the Great Lakes Atlas Cinemas 16 (7860 Mentor Ave) beside the mall at 4:30pm on Thursday March 29th. We will see the 4:50 showing which will end at 6:40pm. Please be prepared to pick up your student at 6:40pm. The tickets cost $10 so be sure your student comes to the movie with $10 and extra money for snacks if they would like.
Kirk Cameron’s new film is about “real help for parenting kids in a social media world.” We thought this would be a great resource for parents as teenagers are increasingly spending more and more time on social media.
The movie will only shown for two days (February 27th and March 1st) and at limited locations. Check out the link below for more info and to watch the trailer.
If this is something that you and your family struggle with, we encourage you to see this film.
Kirk Cameron: CONNECT
This Sunday, RSM is relaunching Life Groups! In 2018 RSM’s theme is DEEPER, and so we are changing our Life Groups format to fit that theme. We are wanting to go DEEPER in our faith through powerful Bible study that is going to take place in a classroom setting. Because Middle Schoolers and High Schoolers learn differently, we have decided that it would be best to split these two groups into two classes.
Starting this Sunday at 5:00pm RSM Life Groups will gather in the youth chapel for dinner and then split off into their two groups for a time of study lasting until 6:30pm. The Middle School group will be learning how to live a Christ centered life, and the High School group will be learning to study the Bible for themselves by learning the art and science of biblical interpretation.
Join us this week for Life Groups!
Happy Valentine’s Day RSM !
Do not forget that tonight (2/14) is Reach Night! Reach night is a special service where we encourage students to invite their unsaved friends and we will specifically have an evangelistic message and service!
Encourage your kids to invite their friends to RSM tonight where we will be having a Valentine’s Day party and will be playing fun games!
Please also be praying with is that unsaved students would come to know Christ tonight!
On November 26th we are having a flag football tournament here at the church for anyone ages 10 and up (that means you can play too parents!). Teams are made of 7 people with 5 on the field at one time. The cost to participate is $25 per team. So grab a team sign up card in the foyer and start putting your teams together. You can bring your sign up card and money on the day of the turkey bowl! Games start at 1pm! See you there and Happy Thanksgiving!!
Reach Conference is THIS WEEKEND! We are very excited to see what God has in store for our youth! For those who have students attending Reach Conference, here are some things to remember for the weekend:
- We will be meeting at the church at 1:30pm on Friday (11/10)
- We will be returning to the church at 9pm on Saturday (11/11)
- Student should bring $25 for food during the trip
- Student should bring a Bible, notepad, toiletries & modest clothing for the weekend
Please remember our students in prayer this weekend! It’s gonna be a blast!
Glow Games is happening tonight! From 8:30-10pm we are getting together to play some great games all involving glow sticks. We are gong to be playing glow in the dark wiffle ball and capture the flag. Bring your students out to PAG tonight to participate in the fun!
RSM is going to Reach Conference at the Columbus Convention Center on November 10-11th! Reach Conference is an awesome weekend where all of the youth ministries in Ohio come together to worship the Lord and get empowered to reach their community with the Gospel! The total cost of Reach Conference is $115. To lock in your students spot to go to Reach Conference, a $60 registration cost along with a permission form is due by Sept. 27th, but don’t worry we are offering a Yankee Candle Fundraiser to help your students with the cost. The remaining $55 will be due October 25th. For more information about Reach Conference and the fundraiser email Pastor James at email@example.com .
Reach Conference Informational Packet (002)
2017 Parent Permission Form
It is tonight! We are having a special RSM service tonight from 7-9p with special guest speaker our Ohio District Youth Director Pastor Nate Ortiz! We also have 50 pounds of colored powder for a color war after service! You are not going to want to miss out on this incredible evening! Come on out and bring someone who has never been to RSM before so that they can share in this experience!