CSM Christmas Party

Coming up December 11th from 6-9pm is our annual CSM Christmas Party! In the past we have had separate Christmas parties for the High school students and the Middle school students. Since we see more students in the middle grades (7-11th grade) we thought it best to combine this year. I (Ben) know that in my previous emails to parents I have communicated this differently and so I apologize for making this late.

At the Christmas Party we will have tons of Christmas themed games, a Christmas photo booth, dinner, ugly sweater competition and the always wonderful white elephant gift exchange. For dinner we will provide pizza but ask that students last name A-L bring drinks and M-Z bring dessert. There is something for everyone so we encourage students to come and bring a friend. This will be our last big hoorah before the New Year, so say goodbye to 2016 in a fun way. We look forward to see you then!

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Weekly Recap

Welcome to our Weekly Recap! We want to equip students and parents to live out the Gospel. One way we thought we could do this better is by looking back on what we learned from Sunday and Wednesday. We also want to look ahead to next week’s teaching. This way you can prepare ahead of time and remember what God has taught us.

LOOKING BACK

SUNDAY
Last Sunday we looked at three teens around the world that are living out their faith in genuine/bold ways. We looked at Yun, a man from China that stopped at nothing to know who God was and to make Him known. Second, we looked at Valya who wasn’t willing to compromise the Gospel no matter what the consequences where at school. She truly lived out 2 Timothy 1:6-8. Lastly, we looked at Roy who was killed for professing his faith in Christ. He was a man who truly lived out Luke 12:8. We hope that these lives of faith give us all inspiration to live our faith genuinely and boldly. If you would like to see their stories feel free to email ben@conordlife.com.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Last night was our first Evening Worship of 2016! We looked at three teens in America that are living out their faith. We started with Katie Davis who is known for her book “Kisses from Katie”. You can check out her story here. Second, we looked at Sadie Robertson who has become an advocate for Christian teens to stay pure before marriage and to think twice about modesty. You can check out her story here. Lastly, we looked at Ethan Hallmark who battled a rare form of cancer. Despite the severe pain he felt everyday he continued to praise God and use the platform he had to speak about God. You can see his story here and here and here and here. In all this, it was our aim that we would live out 1 Timothy 4:12-16. That we would know we are not too young to do great things for God!

LOOKING AHEAD

SUNDAY
This Sunday we will look at the examples of Stephen, Peter and Paul in the Bible. We will see how they lived out their faith even when it was not status quo. One thing we can’t deny as we read about their lives in the Bible is they were definitely radical in their faith, stopping at nothing to spread the Gospel.

WEDNESDAY
Next Wednesday we will look at a few missionaries that abandoned the comforts and safety of Western civilization.We will see how they truly lived out the call to be God’s witnesses to the ends of the earth.

Weekly Recap

Welcome to our Weekly Recap! We want to equip students and parents to live out the Gospel. One way we thought we could do this better is by looking back on what we learned from Sunday and Wednesday. We also want to look ahead to next week’s teaching. This way you can prepare ahead of time and remember what God has taught us.

LOOKING BACK

SUNDAY
Last Sunday we looked at “Christmas According To The Old Testament”. We discussed the expectations we have of the Messiah. In Scripture we can see the expectations that Israel had for the Messiah and we can see how Jesus, though He fulfilled them, looked a little bit different. We spent the majority of our morning discussing the different expectations we have about who Christ is. We hope that students will feel challenged to know Jesus for who He truly is and not just for who they think or want Him to be.

SUNDAY/WEDNESDAY NIGHTS
Sunday and Wednesday Night were our annual High School and Middle School Christmas Parties! These were a total blast and a huge success! Our students had tons of fun throughout the night and many brought their friends to hear about the truth of Christmas. Be sure to check back here tomorrow for pictures!

LOOKING AHEAD

SUNDAY
This Sunday is our last meeting of the year! We will discuss “Christmas According To Reality.” The main question we will wrestle with is “What does ‘God with us’ mean?” We will look at a few ideas in our small groups but we hope to hear more from you. I encourage everyone to check out Hebrews 4:15 as we prepare for our time together.

Hoedown | This Friday

Join us October 30th from 6:00-10:00pm at Concord Church for our annual Hoedown. We’ll have dinner, square dancing and plenty of games. Come in your Halloween costume (awards given to the most creative costumes). For food: boys bring chili, girls bring dessert. The address for the church is 13775 Tesson Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63128. Look forward to seeing you there!

Questions? Contact Ben Wahlman by emailing at ben@concordlife.com or calling 314.843.3500.

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