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Youth Announcements:

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    • CYC: (Challenge Youth Conference)
      • We are leaving this Thursday between 6-8pm! (location TBD)
      • When: Thursday, 2/23/2017-Sunday, 2/26/2017
      • Where: Pigeon Forge, TN
      • Cost: $95 total ($30 deposit + $65 balance: includes travel & lodging)
        • This was due on Feb. 1st
      • Please make sure you have your forms filled out ASAP. Each student and chaperone will need to fill out their forms before they can go on the trip.

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  • Area-wide Devo @ White House Church of Christ: (this is for 7-12th graders)
    • March 19th (time is TBD)
    • Similar to the area-wide devo we recently hosted at our church, White House Church of Christ is hosting the next area-wide devo at their church in March.
      • They have invited our youth ministry to come (7-12th graders).
      • It would be great if one or two adults are willing to come with us as well. (if you are an adult who would like to join us, please let me know!)

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  • Teen Devos: (this is for 7-12th graders only)
    • We would like to continue having a teen devo once a month (every 3rd Sunday of the month)!
      • Each month a different family will host the devo at their house.
      • This event will be for the Youth Ministry (7-12th graders)
    • This will be a great opportunity for the teens to spend a few hours together in a different environment, and I believe this will be a great time for them to grow together as a group.
    • Please let me know if you would be interested in hosting one of these devos!

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  • Summer Schedule:
  • Nashville Workcamp: June 4-9
  • Short Mountain Bible Camp: June 25-30
  • Vacation Bible School (VBS): July 9-13
  • End of Summer Mystery Trip: July 20-21
  • Tuesday Hangouts: June 13, June 20, July 18
  • Thursday Service Days: June 15, June 22, July 6

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  • Jackson’s personal thoughts:

 

  • Adults, unless you have been asked to sit in class with the teens, I am asking that you please would not sit in class with them. Here’s why: I want to be very intentional about creating an atmosphere for the teens that is comfortable and that allows them to participate openly with each other. From my own experience I have noticed that the students are much more willing to share when the atmosphere is safe and when it is an atmosphere that encourages conversation. While adults can help carry the conversation, sometimes when there are too many adults (or sometimes even one adult) in the room, it can intimidate a student and keep them from speaking up. That is why I have been intentional about keeping youth events limited to the 7-12th graders; I want the teens to get comfortable and familiar with each other, and I want them to get used to being in a setting where they know they can share with the group. I would really appreciate your help with this! I think this will benefit the teens now and in the future as well.

 

  • I am very excited for 2017. I am excited to see what God will do through our ministry this year. We have a lot of exciting opportunities planned for the teens over the next few months, so I am looking forward to keeping the momentum going as we begin a new year. My prayer is that we can all work together this year to create unity and to challenge each other to grow closer to God daily.
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Welcome to Joelton Church of Christ!

Joelton Church of Christ is a place you can call home. We are a family of new testament believers who would love the opportunity to get to know you and your family. On this site you will find a lot of information about who we are, including what to expect during a typical church service, contact information, meeting times and Bible class schedules. You can also find out about our various ministries, such as upcoming youth events. Please take a look around and come visit us soon!

Sunday worship is at 10:00 am at 3541 Old Clarksville Pike in Joelton, TN.

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Youth Area Wide Fellowship

Recently the Joelton Youth Group has gotten together with a few other youth groups in the area. Different congregations have hosted these events and this past Sunday it was time to meet at Joelton. We had a great time with praising God, sweet fellowship, tasty food, and playing games. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who made this evening a success.

May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:5 & 6

Forms for Youth Events

School Release Form for Winterfest:
jccwinterfestschoolexcusenote17copypdf

Release Form & Participant Covenant:
jccreleaseform2016-2017copypdf

Emergency Contact & Release Form:
jccemergencycontactreleaseformpdf

New Website

A big thank you to Morgan B. and many others who have worked so hard for this website redesign. It’s been a lot of work but I hope everyone agrees this is a great redesign. Look around and let us know what you think.

The Magic Bank Account

Sam Hagan shared with me “The Magic Bank Account”.

“Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400 into your account but there were rules to follow:

  1. Everything that you didn’t spend during each day would be taken away from you.
  2. You may not simply transfer money into some other account; you may only spend it.
  3. Each morning the bank opens your account with another $86,400 for that day.
  4. The bank can end the game without warning and close your account permanently.

What would you personally do? Would you buy anything and everything you wanted? Not only for yourself, but for all the people you love and care for; even for people you don’t know, (you couldn’t possibly spend it all on yourself).

Would you try to spend every penny, and use it all, because you knew it would be replenished in the morning?

Actually, this bank is real and a deposit is made into your account each morning. The deposit is “TIME”.

  1. Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life.
  2. When we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is not rolled over; what we haven’t used up that day is forever lost.
  3. Yesterday is forever gone.
  4. Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time WITHOUT WARNING.

So, what will you do with your 86,400 seconds? Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. Think about it and remember to use wisely every second of your life, because time races by so much quicker than you think. Invest wisely; love deeply; enjoy life. It is a gift from God!

Thank, You, Father, for the gift of LIFE!

Joe

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