TeenLife is an awesome place for students looking for a perfect opportunity to meet new friends and grow in their relationship with the true and living God. We have a blast worshipping our Savior, lifting each other up in prayer and studying and applying God's Word to our own lives. That's what TeenLife is all about.
TeenLife provides opportunities for students to learn about God through Sunday morning and Wednesday night activities, special events, summer and winter conferences, mission trips and specialized worship services. We meet every Sunday morning at 9:45 a.m. in the Family Life Center for GroupLife.
We also meet Wednesday nights in the same location for TeenLife Live. This is our mid-week meeting that is a great (and sometimes crazy...) place to get plugged into and meet a bunch of cool students looking to learn more about Jesus. So, rather than sitting at home on a Wednesday night watching reruns, why not come and hang out at the coolest place in town! HangTime starts at 5:30 with games and activities for students 6th - 12th grades followed by a time of bible study. We meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center for TeenLife Live.
First Priority Praise
This is a student lead worship service that happens on the third Sunday night of each month and are from 8pm to 9pm. June and July are the only months that we do not have these services. FPP happens at a different church each month and the service is lead by the students at that particular church. Each church that hosts is different in their approach to the night and makes FPP a very exciting and different experience each time we attend.
What is D-Now?
“D-Now” Weekend is a Disciple Now Weekend. In its simplest form, a Disciple Now Weekend is a weekend retreat for our students. But there are a few distinctions that make D-Now Weekends different from a normal retreat. D-Now Weekends are an amazing time where a large portion of our church has the chance to play an important role in our students’ lives.
Whereas some retreat weekends are more about getting away and hanging out (which is NOT a bad thing), DNow Weekends put a high premium on discipleship. There are Large Group sessions where a speaker can move the weekend’s theme along from a big-picture perspective, then there are super-intentional Small Group times where students go deeper with their individual small group leaders. It’s a focused time of spiritual growth and application.
“Host Homes” are a key feature of DNow Weekends. A host home is where a family in the church agrees to host a Small Group for the weekend. The Small Group leader & the students will meet in the host home for Bible Study (when they aren’t at the church for Large Group sessions, or other activities). They’ll spend two nights and will eat a few meals with the host home family. It’s an AMAZING way to get a greater portion of your church involved in our ministry.
Relationship Weekend is an amazing time for young men and young ladies to learn about relationships with each other from a Biblical World View. The Bible does not tell us how to ask someone out and Scripture does not say what the perfect date would look like. But God gives us clear guidance on how we should treat our bodies and how we should treat others. During our fall season we are going to explore Students Relationships from a Biblical perspective. During this weekend we will use practical and Biblical guidelines to help our teens tackle the tough topics and hard truths to questions that they are faced with in their lives right now.
SPLASH SPLASH is an acronym that stands for Showing People Love And Serving Him. This is an opportunity for students to get their hands dirty and serve others in construction type activities. In the past we have completed projects like wheel chair ramps, porches, re-roofing a home and painting exterior and interior on homes. This is available for our students because of a partnership with the city of Macon, GA and Rebuild which is a national program geared toward assisting those who are fixed or low income families or elderly or disabled. The cost is $90 per person and this includes lodging and meals. Each day is filled with hands on work opportunity as well as and evening with worship, bible study and personal reflection.
Summer Splash event dates will be here soon. Get ready for a great time together! Spring Break Splash will happen in March 2018!
TeenLife Winter Conference. The Winter Xtreme Conferences are designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge your students to go beyond the surface of casual Christianity and bring them into a lifetime commitment to Jesus Christ. Born of a vision to see thousands of students congregating in the Great Smoky Mountains these conferences are designed for students yearning for a deeper, more effective relationship with Christ. In addition to discipleship, students will be given the opportunity to respond to the Gospel. We make no apology in confronting lost students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There are two different trips for the students. More Info coming in July 2017!
NEW ORLEANS MISSION TRIP 2017
On June 11th-17th we will be joining other teenagers with the Hope Mission Team to serve the people and city of New Orleans in practical, meaningful ways. Every day we will be out working constructions, helping in food pantries, assisting with VBS, back yard Bible clubs, cleaning the city, and sharing the love and gospel of Christ with the people. Each night will be filled with incredible worship and teaching by the Hope Mission team. This is a mission trip unlike any other! The cost of this trip is $200 per participant and the deadline for registration on this trip is May 1st. Register now by clicking the link below.