Monday, August 31, 2009


Wednesday, Pastor Shane took us through the 3rd week of a 6 week series on H.A.B.I.T.S.
  • H - Hang Time with God...hanging out with Him...studying His Word
  • A - Accountability...holding you accountable...Matthew 12:33-37
  • B - Bible Memorization...learning the power of God's Word...Psalm 119:10-11

Bible church we expect to be changed....His Word is life changing!

Reasons Why We Don't Memorize Scripture:

  1. It's too hard.
  2. I have a poor memory.
  3. I don't have time.
  4. I can just look it up.

Goal: Not about how many, but how close.

Benefit #1: Keeps us from Sin... Matthew 4:3-10

Benefit #2: Discern right from Wrong... Hebrews 5:13-14

Benefit #3: Witness to Others... 1Peter 3:15

Success is trusting in Him and Him alone!

Memorize Psalm 119:11... I have hidden your Word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.

Coming Wednesday: Involving Yourself in the Church

Monday, August 24, 2009

National "Truth For Youth" Week

Hey Students and parents of students. This week AFA and Revival Fires International are wanting to place a Truth For Youth Bible into the hands of teenagers who will distribute them to the lost students in school. This week you can order a free Bible to distribute to a lost student by going to or call 1-800-733-4737. This evangelistic effort has resulted in more than 350,000 Bilbes being given away in school and more than 2500 young people sending in decision coupons, emails or letters confirming that they have surrendered their hearts to Christ.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Wednesday, Pastor Shane took us through the second week of a series on H.A.B.I.T.S.

  • H - Hang Time with God...hanging out with Him...studying His Word
  • A - Accountability...holding you accountable Matthew 12:33-37

Accountability-- There are 3 Relationships that helps set up accountability in the church today:

  1. Find a Mentor...a counselor or teacher... that trains up those that need help; your Mentor should have a Spiritual Commitment. Proverbs 13:20
  2. Find an Accountability Partner...the person should love you but not be impressed with you. Proverbs 27:17
  3. Be a Mentor! Students need to find a mentor.

Next Week: Bible Memorization

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

See You Tonight!!!

We are excited to have the church praise band back to lead us in worship tonight. I know that a lot of you have missed this. (We need to have a contest to give them a name!) Tonight we will be looking at the "A" in our HABITS series. You can't do church alone. We need each other to lift each other up and encourage one another. Look forward to what He has in store for us tonight.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Hey SRBC youth. I hope every one's first week of school has been good. This week we will start a new series called HABITS. Just like in school we learn to grow intellectually, in our spiritual walk we should also want to grow. Our desire is to see each of you grow in your walk as a Christian. That is why we are going to take the next six weeks and concentrate on HABITS. We want to give you some tools to help you develop life long habits to grow spiritually. See you Wednesday night!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Youth Camp-Out

Tonight the youth guys will have a camp-out at the Saufley's. Everyone will meet at Silver Run @ 7:00 pm (ET). A fun filled night with fellowship, swimming, games and sleeping under the stars awaits them. God bless you!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Last Night at the Concert of Prayer

Last night we kicked off the new school year with the Concert of Prayer.

  • The purpose of Concert of Prayer is for the youth to refocus on the importance of prayer and our relationship to God.

Pastor Shane led us into prayer, Deric led us into Worship and students read Scriptures; all in a candle light service.

  • 1 Salvation

  • 1 Admission of Sin in Life needing Restoration

  • In Unity with Making Commitments to Stand for God in Schools

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Concert of Prayer

Concert of Prayer is tonight at 7 pm. Deric will lead us in Worship. There will be sign ups for ministry jobs after Worship. Invite your friends to come and join in on the fun!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts

Click on the title link (Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts) to find out what are your Spiritual Gifts and how can you use them to help others.


S.H.A.P.E. Inventory

For a print out of your S.H.A.P.E. Inventory, click on the title link.

Personal Information

“. . . Each one has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.”
(I Corinthians 7:7)

Spiritual Gifts

Spiritual gifts I believe I have: (see below)

I feel I may have these gifts because:

Spiritual gifts that communicate God’s Word:
preaching, evangelism, apostle and missions, leadership

Spiritual gifts that educate God’s People:
teaching, encouragement (exhortation), wisdom, knowledge

Spiritual gifts that demonstrate God’s Love:
serving, mercy , hospitality, pastoring, giving, helping, faith, administering

Spiritual gifts that celebrate God’s Presence:
healing, miracles, tongues, interpretation of tongues, prophecy

“God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose . . .”
(Revelation 17:17)
“Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
(Psalm 37:4)


List some things you’re good at and love doing:

People compliment me when:


“There are different abilities to perform service...”
(I Corinthians 12:6)The following are my strongest abilities:

Other skills and/or abilities I’m learning and/or working on are:

A few examples include:
drama, writing, speaking, artistic, photography, video, counseling, fixing, designing, computers, accounting, music, memory, tutoring/explaining, athletics, etc.


“No one can really know what anyone else is thinking or what he is really like, except that person himself. ”
(I Corinthians 2:11)

This is how I see myself: (circle one of the two words for each comment)

1. Around others I am more: RESERVED or OUTGOING

2. My decisions are based more on: FACTS/THINKING or FEELINGS

3. In my relationships I tend to be more: DEPENDENT ON OTHERS or INDEPENDENT

4. My use of time is more: DETERMINED or SPONTANEOUS

One example of why I circled each of the above is:

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. ”
(Romans 8:28)


My spiritual experience is (or how I became a Christian):

Some painful experiences that I’ve had:

A past experience I’ve learned from is:


If I could design a specific way to serve God around my personal SHAPE, and I knew I couldn’t fail, it might be: