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6th-12th Grade

 Our Mission: Growing with God among friends. 

 Our Vision: Everyone with a friend, everyone with a place.

Week of 1/9/23

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If you haven't already talked about it, ask your students about the story of the squatters! 

The story I told was in parallel with Mark 12, the Parable of the Tenants. 

Everything I have as a Christian, I recognize as a gift of God. I hold everything with an open hand. 


When I try to close my hand, to take possession of the gifts of God, chaos often results. 

When I choose to pursue ownership instead of tenancy, I'm at risk of losing everything that has real importance. 

That's the story of the squatters for me! 


We'll have another story. The story will be a similar modern adaption from Matthew 8, where Jesus heals a leper. 

"At that moment, everyone in the room knew that this guy was just a miserable human being who didn't care that he was wasting our time. I couldn't imagine what made him feel he had the right to do that."

See you Sunday!

Leader Notes here

Ice Camp is (not this weekend) NEXT FRIDAY Jan 20th

Meet at church at 6:30pm.  We have several parents willing to carpool to camp. Please eat dinner beforehand. 

We return to Southridge about 11am Sunday. 

Pick up your students in the Oasis after church (normal Mission drop-off spot). 

No youth group meeting Jan 22 (the day we return from Ice Camp) 

On the Menu:
Sloppy Joe

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Mission Needs:

Please consider adding an item below to your grocery list for Mission meals. Thank You!!

- 2L of pop or lemonade (we use 3 per week)

- Nabisco cookie variety packs (the ones with Oreos are the favorites)

- 8oz water bottles

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Benjamin Dykstra

Mission Director

Cell: 269-303-5229

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Cori Downey

Mission Coordinator

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