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.
STS Winter Conference 2019. Strength to Stand 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. Our trip this year is a combined Middle and High School with small groups and special times set aside and geared to specific ages. The cost is $150 and includes hotel, conference, transportation and some meals. Registration will begin July 1st.
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 6:00 p.m. 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.
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.