Last Wednesday we were missing more than half of our team of leaders! I am grateful for the parents who were able to step in and it was great to see how the energy changed (in a good way) with some new faces in the room. As for the lesson, Bill led students to think about the cost of discipleship and the difference between "cheap" and "costly" discipleship. First students looked through Black Friday Ads, picking out cheap and costly items and then transitioning into cheap and costly discipleship. Students discussed how discipleship is more than just talking the talk. It is about putting into action what we say we believe and living a life following after Jesus. Your students are such great kids and I am grateful for the opportunity to know them, talk with them, and love them.
The 5th and 6th grade class invited Noah, the high school director, to join them for Sunday School. They came up with questions for him to answer and spent time getting to know him and his faith more. Students especially loved getting to hear Noah's most embarrassing moment.
7th and 8th grade students dove into answering, "Can someone lose their Salvation?". Matt led the discussion and started with challenging students to draw a picture of Salvation. Many of them struggled with this but as we worked through the hour they were able to define salvation and better understand how we gain salvation. We read and talked about the prodigal son and many realized that everyone is offered salvation and can receive it through a relationship with Jesus and that even when we turn our back on God, that God never leaves us or takes away our freedom from sin.
Hi, my name is Christy. I love listening to, talking with and spending time with middle school students!