• In lieu of our typical classes, every Wednesday night at the building we will have small groups so that we can create a healthy and safe environment for our students to dive into community with their age groups. The doors open at 6:30pm, classes start at 6:45pm and go to 8pm. We ask that no one arrive early or stay late so that we may limit our exposure, and that everyone wear masks until they are in their respective classrooms with their groups. 6th graders at the Page’s, 7th thru 9th in the Jr. High room, 10th thru 12th in the teen room. We are studying the book of Colossians, and emphasizing the sufficiency of Christ, creating a full picture of who He is and how our interactions with Him matter.
• Greek for “Life Together”, Zoi Mazi is a continuation of last years’ service project, but this year we will be focusing on daily projects we can do for our community. We will meet at the building at 9am on Fridays and have pick up around 2pm all at the building. We ask that you BRING A SACK LUNCH AND WATER BOTTLE so that we can take a lunch break onsite and stay hydrated in the sweltering Texas heat. Afterward, we will do something fun at the building to round off the day. The goal of Zoi Mazi is to till the soil in our community and prepare it for the seeds of the church, to show up and do honest work that needs to get done.
• Our 2020 Summer retreat will be from July 7th through the 10th and start each day at 10am at the building, with pick up at 9pm Tuesday and Wednesday. But, on Thursday night (9th) bring a sleeping bag and pillow for a LOCK-IN! Pickup for that will be at the building at 8am following morning, Friday the 10th. We kept it cheap at $50 per student, with lunch and dinner provided each day alongside plenty of snacks. We plan on bringing in a multitude of fun activities, such as inflatables, indoor laser tag, or even renting out a movie theater. The structure will be much like our typical summer camp experience, with times for worship, small groups, and recreation. Our theme “Boxed In” will look into the boxes that are our lives. We dress them up on the outside to show the world who we are but hide the junk we don’t want them to see on the inside. Throughout the week we will work on unpacking those boxes and confronting the parts of us we don’t show to others. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER
• Starting July 29th after Small Groups in the building, the guys will take over the church and kick out the girls for a night of fun and pandemonium. All guys welcome, bring a sleeping bag, pillow, a nerf gun, and $10 for food and snacks. We’ll have movies, video games, night games, and breakfast in the morning before PICKUP AT 9am FOLLOWING MORNING AT THE BUILDING. Join us for the night to get away from it all and to enjoy some guy time as we burp openly and pick our nose if we’d like to because there’s no girls around.
• Starting July 29th after Small Groups at a host home, we will travel from the building to the host home for a night away from the boys. All girls welcome, bring a sleeping bag, swim clothes and towel, and $10 for food and snacks. We’ll have swimming, crazy games, fun, and plenty of food, then PICKUP AT 9am FOLLOWING MORNING AT THE BUILDING. Join us for the night to get away from it all and to enjoy some girl time as we burp openly and pick our nose if we’d like to because there’s no boys around.
End of Summer Bash
• Enjoy with us the last event of the summer on August 8th at a host home in the evening. We’ll have a cookout and plenty of festivities, then gather up to send off our amazing interns that have spent these crazy months with us. Gifts aren’t expected, but the intern writing this wouldn’t say no to a gift card.
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We had another awesome Winter Retreat this year over the New Year Holiday! We spent the weekend looking at how we can build better relationships with one another by being committed to one another and putting each other first, building trust and encouraging one another. We also spent time discussing how we deal with our differences and disagreements without destroying our relationships. And finally how being better friends will help us to share Jesus by living more like him through our community.
SoulLink is an annual Youth Rally in Houston that is put on by a group of Houston Area Youth Ministers and hosted at the Bammel Church of Christ. This year is the 20th year of the event and will include several speakers who have been on the board over the past years. Our very own Doug Page will be teaching one of the classes as a former board member of SoulLink.
Soullink exist to inspire a generation to fall in love with Jesus, giving hem a passion and deep-seated purpose for living. KCOC takes a group of students each February. Learn more at soullink.org
Pensacola Mission Trip – Each Summer our students (7th-12th) grade journey to Pensacola Florida for a week to serve an inner-city Community Center there. Each summer they host a day camp for 75-100 children and our students spend the week loving and teaching them. Our students spend weeks before the trip planning our Bible lessons, games and crafts and put on a Vacation Bible School style series for the children at the Cobb Center. We also take the children on a couple different field trips such as roller skating, bowling, swimming, etc. In the evenings our group prepares for the next day and closes out each day with a devotional time either out on the bay or at the beach.
Camp Bandina is a camp hosted by participating congregations of the church of Christ from the Houston, Round Rock and Dallas/Ft. Worth areas. Camp Bandina is designed for young people from these congregations and their friends. We focus on providing opportunities for spiritual growth and fellowship for teens who have completed the 6th through 12th grades. Camp Bandina begins annually on the first Sunday in June.
Camp Bandina is located on the beautiful Medina River between Bandera and Medina on Texas Highway 16.
See more pictures on our Camp Bandina Facebook Album
In July, we took a mission trip to Durango Mexico. We joined up with the brothers and sisters from area congregations that we support there for a weekend campaign. Our group helped serve food and helped with children's classes over the weekend. We also had opportunities during the week to visit people in their homes and bring them food. It was a very impactful week as we experienced ministry in other cultures and languages.
Over the Summer we add a Student Ministry Intern to our Staff that along with teaching and helping facilitate Summer activities also plans our a series of weekly Service and Fun Days throughout the Summer. We meet together to go out in our surrounding community to work and serve then go somewhere and have a little fun.
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Medical Release and Permission Form - If you have not turned in a 2020 Medical Release form please download this link and turn in before your student's trip. Students will not be allowed to go on any trips without a completed form on file. This form is good for the entire year."