Student Ministry

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WHAT IS THE BLENDER ALL ABOUT? In 1 Corinthians 12:24-27, Paul tells the church that "God has BLENDED together the body... Now you are Christ’s body, and each of you is a member of it." We know that students each have different gifts, strengths, frustrations, and joys. This is the reason that we are called the Blender. We are designed to be a place where students in 6th-12th grade do four things: live life together, learn about Jesus, encounter God, and serve others.

Sign up for meals

At the Blender, we believe that sharing a meal together each week is foundational for building relationships. Follow this link http://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c4ca9a829aa8-sunday to Sign-Up-Genius to sign up and to get meal ideas. Remember that our campus is a peanut free environment and don’t forget a vegetarian and gluten free snack.


Your time and offering to the students and leaders is greatly appreciated! If you have any questions, you can reach Brian at brian@gracetucson.org

Whats Happening This Week (June 10th)

It's summer time!!!!!!!!!!!! That means we are going to ditch the four walls of the church and hit the pools! Make sure to check out the schedule below so you know which house we are going to and which weeks.


This summer is all about inviting and investing in relationships. This time of year is busy for many of us due to family vacations and other activities that pick up because school is out. Because of this, Blender is going to offer multiple opportunities to plug into our ministry during the week. Here is what that will look like:

  1. Main Blender program will be on Sunday nights, 6pm-8pm, but will be at various houses with pools. We will not have a formal meal, but encourage the students to bring snacks to share. Girls are asked to bring snacks and boys bring drinks.
  2. Small groups will move to a mid-week format. We will have two main groups, a middle school and a high school group. These groups will be organized and ran by a combination of student leaders and our amazing adult leaders. Depending on the availability of the members of the groups, the night of the week they meet and where they meet might shift and change. Currently HS small group will meet at the church from 530-630pm on Wednesday nights. MS group will meet on Friday afternoons from 2pm-3pm.
  3. Some students have expressed a desire to really go deep in their faith this summer. I will offer a bible study class on Wednesday nights starting June 6th from 630pm-8pm.


This gives your student three separate ways to connect and invest in others this summer. The swim and studies are the perfect opportunity for your students to invite their friends and introduce them to what the Blender is all about!


If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Brian.


THIS WEEKs CHAT:

We will look at John 8:3-11. In this situation we see Jesus both uphold the Law of Moses and offer grace. By giving the Pharisees permission to stone the woman caught in adultery (if they were without sin), Jesus isn’t discounting the woman’s sin. Despite her sin though, Jesus didn’t judge her. Instead, He offered her grace. Today, like the Pharisees, many of us still carry rocks. In other words, we’re ready to pass judgment on anyone we think deserves it. In those moments—in the moments we really want to lob that comment, cutting remark, gossip, or insult—Jesus encourages us to drop the rock and reconsider. Your students will learn the value of what it means to "drop the rock".


If you have any questions, or would like to explore opportunities to help support our students, please reach out to Brian at brian@gracetucson.org.

What does June's Calendar Look Like?

ONGOING:

Registration for CHIC is happening now! Head over to the chic2018 card to download the forms and get them into us.


June 3rd

Swim and Study at the Kovacs House 6pm-8pm

10942 N. Avenida Vallejo


June10th

Swim and Study at the Kovacs House 6pm-8pm

10942 N. Avenida Vallejo


June 17th

FATHERS DAY. NO BLENDER. LOVE ON YOUR DADS.


June 24th

Swim and Study or Concert in Phx (TBD)