30 Jan NEXT this weekend and some exciting news!
It has been such a great year so far and I know that God has more in store for us! At NEXT we have been growing and connecting with the Lord as we have been continuing our study in James. The last few weeks we have been working through James 4v1-3 and I think it has really challenged the students to invest more time and energy into their prayers. I believe we are seeing the fruits of an engaged prayer life as our worship times have been off the charts!
New Gathering Time and Additions
I would like to let you know about some exciting new changes to NEXT as we are getting closer to moving into Vintage’s new permanent home at 1825 Sharp Point Drive. Sarah and I have loved hosting NEXT at our house, it has created a sense of family with all the students and I could not think of a better way to launch a student ministry. Since Vintage will soon have a place of it’s own, NEXT will be meeting at the new gathering space from 5:00-6:30pm starting on March 1st.
In addition, we are expanding NEXT into the college age. We have been working on a great way to make this possible and we believe that opening up NEXT through college age (or about age 25) we can create a Vintage service that is not only incredibly fun, but also engaging for all students. With the current NEXT leadership team we will have creative ways to keep each age group (Middle School, High School and College) engaged and connected. We will also be including the VCK Student Leaders (Grades 5 & 6) in our worship times. They will break off after worship for the teaching portion of the evening with Pastors Brett and Brittany. These young leaders will add passion to our worship times and it will create a natural transition into when they graduation into NEXT.
Our hope is to bless parents who have students in NEXT and VCK Student Leaders Group with more time by not making multiple trips to separate locations at different times. Instead, their students can be dropped off and picked up at the same time and place.
We are very excited about these changes and are thrilled to have all of these students under one roof to inhabit a Vintage Sunday night gathering!
Super Bowl Sunday
We will still be having NEXT this Sunday, it will only look a little different. We will be meeting at 7pm at the Wild Boar coffee shop for a time for students to ask any questions they have about the Bible, faith and really whatever comes up. Here’s the address to the Wild Boar 1510 S. College Ave (map»). This will be for this Sunday only.
We are just about ready for Wintertreat 2015 happening February 14–16. If your student is attending watch your inboxes for an update email coming soon.
There are so many great things happening at Vintage. If you would like to see the vision for the new gathering space check out the vision page on our website http://www.vintagecitychurch.com/gathering-space-vision/. Sarah and I take such great joy and are honored to Pastor the students and the Vintage family. We love you guys very much!