Open Refuge Taco Night
Friday, March 16 | 6-9pm | Bring $3
We will open the Refuge Student Center for students to bring friends and hang out in a safe and fun environment. There will be video games, ping pong, pool, and tacos!
DNOW (Disciple Now Weekend Retreat) – Register Here!
April 13-15 | Camp Piankatank | Cost $90 (register online by April 1)
Students will spend a weekend at the gorgeous Camp Piankatank growing in their faith and relationships with one another. Worship will be led by Daniel Boterf and Justin Chades will bring our message for the weekend. Outdoor activities include a high ropes course, kayaking, gaga-ball, 9-square, knocker ball, basketball, volleyball, and a mystery late night game! Up to date Medical Release required (expires after 1 year)
Secret Church (Grades 8-12)
Friday, April 20 | 6pm-Midnight | Refuge Student Building | $5 (register online)
This is a time of intense Bible teaching from Dr. David Platt, President of the International Mission Board, who will be simulcast to churches and groups all over the world. Dr. Platt will specifically teach on Cults and Counterfeit Gospels. This Bible study lasts about 6 hours, with multiple breaks throughout. It is an incredible night of diving into deep gospel truth in order equip us to live out our faith in a dark world. I encourage all students who are serious about growing deeper in their relationship with Christ to join us. You will not regret it! Snacks and drinks provided.
One Degree Retreats:
Sunday, May 6 | 3-6pm
Sunday, May 20 | 3-6pm
Will be held in host homes (locations will be announced). The Bible teaches us in 2 Corinthians 3:18 that as we look to Christ, we are “being transformed from one degree of glory to another.” The purpose of these Sunday afternoon retreats is to grow one degree closer to becoming more like Jesus. We pray this time challenges, encourages, and transforms students to live like Christ.
Summer Party/Game Show Night
May 30 | 6:30-8pm | Refuge Student Building
This is our last Wednesday night of the school year!
Graduation Sunday (RSVP required for each)
Sunday, June 3
Recognition in 11am Worship Service
Family Banquet, 5:30pm in 207 EFGH
Atlanta // June 16-21
(Completed 7-12th grade) Cost: $360. Register with Pastor Mark by April 22. There are 18 student spots available. Up to date Medical Release required (expires after 1 year)
Montreal // June 29-July 7
(Completed 9-12th grade) Cost: $800. Register with Pastor Mark by March 11. There are 10 student spots available. Up to date Medical Release required (expires after 1 year)
Student Life Mission Camp // July 29-August 2
Ridgecrest, North Carolina. Cost: 300. Register online by July 8. Up to date Medical Release required (expires after 1 year)
About Swift Creek Student Ministry
The aim of Swift Creek Students is to treasure Jesus and see Him as far better than everything else this world has to offer (Phil 3:8). From 6th-12th grade, students go through one of the most significant periods of transformation in their life. During these years, we long to see students be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ in every way through the power of the gospel (2 Cor. 3:18), and for them to see the Name of Jesus magnified and proclaimed to their family, friends, school, community, and to the ends of the earth (Phil. 1:20-21; 1 Pet 2:9). Students are being transformed by:
- Connecting with God through Christ-centered worship & discipleship (Phil. 3:8, 2 Tim. 2:2)
- Connecting with other students through Christ-centered relationships (Ephesians 4:15-16).
- Connecting students and others with God through obeying our Christ-centered mission (Matt. 28:19-20; Mark 10:45)
We are serious about partnering alongside parents to see this accomplished. Our goal is to equip parents to be the primary disciple-maker of their home, with the ultimate aim that their teenager will grow up into adulthood loving and serving Christ with their whole heart, mind, soul, and strength (Eph. 6:4, Dt. 6:4-9, Eph. 4:13).
|9:30 a.m||6th Guys||Refuge 2|
|6th Girls||Refuge 1|
|7th/8th Guys||Refuge Main|
|7th/8th Girls||Fellowship Hall|
|9th-10th Guys||207 G|
|9th-10th Girls||Refuge 4|
|11th-12th Guys||207 C|
|11th-12th Girls||Refuge 3|
Wednesday Night (During School Year)
|4:45 p.m.||Wednesday Night Dinner (Sept-June)||Worship Center|
|5:30 p.m.||Awakening Student Choir||207 B&D|
|6:00 p.m.||Open Refuge||Refuge|
|6:30 p.m||Student Worship Service||Refuge|