(The Joelton Youth Ministry is for those in the 7-12th grades.)

  • Our mission for the Joelton Youth Ministry (JYM) is: to make disciples who can make disciples.

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  • Regular Class Times/Events:
    • Sunday Morning class: 9:00am
    • Wednesday Night class: 7:00pm
    • Bordeaux: The 3rd Sunday morning of each month at 8:00am
    • Teen Devos: The 3rd Sunday night of each month from 5:00-7:30pm

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Upcoming events:       *(see announcements below for more information ↓)

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  • Fall Retreat:
    • For: 7-12th grades
    • When: September 15-17th
    • Cost: TBD (likely around $100 per teen)
      • The exact price will be dependent on how many teens are going.
      • The cost will cover transportation, 2 nights of staying at the camp, and 4 or 5 meals (plus snack foods).
    • We are excited that we are joining up with Bethel Church of Christ this year for our Fall Retreat. The retreat will be located at Lake Benson Christian Camp, which is about an hour away from Joelton (20 minutes south of Dickson, TN).
    • This retreat is an opportunity for us to get away for the weekend so we can focus on God. This is also a great opportunity for the teens to make memories and build on their relationships together. They can also make some new friendships with the teens from Bethel, so please encourage your teen/(s) to come to Fall Retreat this year!
    • Adults, we definitely need chaperones for this retreat, so please contact me if you are interested in being one!
    • Please mark your calendars!

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  • Bible Bowl:
    • As many of you know, Bible Bowl is a spiritual program that encourages students to study and learn scripture. Each year there is a specific book/(s) of the Bible that are selected to study in depth. This year the books that were selected are Mark, Philippians, and Colossians.
    • The students who have been studying for the Bible Bowl will take a final test on September 9th, and the test will take place at Tennessee Tech University (in Cookeville, TN) in the gymnasium.
    • If you would like to support the students on September 9th, or if you have any questions about Bible Bowl, please contact James or Rosa Davies at church or check out the Bible Bowl website: http://sycamorebiblebowl.com

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  • Teen Devo:
    • For: 7-12th graders
    • When: Sunday, September 17th (5:00-7:30pm)
    • Where: The Berger’s House (text me if you need the address)
    • Details:
      • Food: TBD.
      • Transportation: Since their house is only 5 minutes away from church, I think it makes the most sense for everyone to drop off their own teen/(s) at the Berger’s house, rather than dropping them off at the church to take a van there.
      • What is a teen devo? The 3rd Sunday night of each month we will have a devotional specifically for the youth ministry. Each month a different family will host the devo at their home.
      • Why are we doing it? The reason we are doing these teen devos is to intentionally provide an additional lesson and atmosphere that is catered to the teens. We believe this will foster the growth of relationships between the teens, as well as with the families who host the devo.

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  • Bordeaux:
    • For: 7-12th graders
    • When: Sunday, September 17th (8:00am)
    • Details:
      • On the third Sunday of each month Mr. David Frensley or Mr. Kevin Krantz leads a group of teens to the Bordeaux hospital.
        • They meet in the front parking lot at our church at 8:00am, and they return to our church during the morning service (typically around the time communion is being served).
      • What do the teens do there? Many of the people in the hospital are in wheelchairs, and they need someone to push them down the halls to and from the church service. That is the primary way our teens can help, but they can also help tremendously by being there to encourage the people in the hospital.
      • Why do we do it? It is a great opportunity for our teens to get to serve others, especially people whom they normally would not encounter otherwise. Parents, please encourage your teen/(s) to consider serving at Bordeaux this upcoming Sunday.

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  • Brazil:
    • When: Summer 2018
    • For: 7-12th graders (+ a few family members)
    • As you may have heard, I would really like to take the teens on a mission trip to Brazil next summer (2018), but I need some feedback from you to see who is interested in potentially going. The trip will likely cost between $2,000 and $2,500, but I believe we can easily fundraise that money over the next 10-11 months. I believe we can raise a majority of the money by sending out letters to friends, family, teachers, coaches, etc. If you have any interest in going next year, PLEASE let me know, so I can get an idea of what size group we might take!
    • Disclaimer: You probably realized that it says this trip is for 7-12th graders + a few family members. The reason I said that is because the main reason for taking this trip is to provide an opportunity for the teens to see the world from a different perspective, which will hopefully lead them to develop a passion for serving others. For some of the teens, this may be their first time going outside of the USA, so this can be a very eye opening experience for them. I remember being in their shoes not too long ago, when I went on my first mission trip to Cozumel, Mexico in the 6th grade. It changed the way I saw the world, because it opened my eyes for the first time in my life, to the way people lived outside of America. It was the first time I saw the challenges that people experienced in a third world country. Those eye-opening experiences eventually led to a passion developing in me to continue to go on mission trips, because I wanted to serve others and tell them about Jesus. My hope is that our teens will have a similar experience. For the reasons I just mentioned, we would like for as many of the spots on the trip to be filled by teens as possible, especially those who have not been to Brazil before. I want to be clear that we will definitely need several adult chaperones on the trip, but the number of chaperones will depend on how many teens sign up for the trip! Please talk about this trip with your family, and contact me to let me know if you have any interest in going next summer!

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Forms for Youth Events (9/6/2016) - Release Form & Participant Covenant: jccreleaseform2016-2017copypdf Emergency Contact & Release Form: jccemergencycontactreleaseformpdf School Release Form for Winterfest 2017: jccwinterfestschoolexcusenote17copypdf


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Youth Minister: 770-656-0819 (Jackson Shamblin)

Jackson’s email: jacksonforjesus@me.com