by: Katherine Jones
Our staff and multiple volunteers were able to invest in 19 student leaders over the past few days - really a rewarding and fun experience for all! Our 2nd Annual 2-Day Leadership Intensive went great - discussing careers, success, excellence, leadership, eternity, farming, business, finance, planning, situational awareness, rescue techniques, and even "how to hack your parents' brains!"
Special thanks to all who helped make it possible, including Brad & Brianna Wurzel, Bill Zebell, Katie Jones, Del Fehsenfeld, Mike Ott, Mike & Kim Hildebrand, Jared Norton, Melissa Jarvis, Ron Baker, David Cooke, Linda Craig, Ryan Lannigan, Martha Oblak, Brandon & Sara Bishop, and a few others - all coordinating to bring important life lessons and memory-making experiences all around the region.
Our Amplify student ministry, for both Jr. & Sr. Highers, has multiple summer activities - and opportunities to serve, care, and make a difference. If you aren't plugged in, give Brad or Bri Wurzel a call, to learn how you can participate, volunteer, mentor, pray, or share!
GOALS FOR YOUR JESUS WAY
Last week, Del shared all about how to follow Jesus away from worry, and toward faith and peace. Every day, every moment, and in every situation, we discover that Jesus' way is SUPERIOR to doing life "our way." We still have a few more weeks in this series - more ways we can grow to be like Him. We'd love to hear what God is doing in your life as a result of examining the words of Jesus this way. If you'd like to offer a few words in response to what you are learning, just fill out our "contact us" form. (Also, if you have any fun stories about where your $5 bill ended up (from the generosity challenge), let us know those as well!)
Whether you've followed Jesus for many years or if this is the beginning of your journey, we're excited to take the next step with you. A church family is a wonderful thing - not only for fellowship and friendship, but also establishing forward direction and encouragement.
So on that note, keep going!
P.S. We have a special series coming up in July - all about America! And don't worry - it will be BIGGER than politics - in fact, it will be the kind of narrative we WISH politicians would adopt. And we'll have some patriotic summer fun as well. Stay tuned!