2021 is going to be a great year for FBC Cloudcroft Student Ministry! Here is the Road Map
August 11th - September 1st
"Jesus Changes Everything"
Teenagers often feel trapped. They’re stuck in the same habits, depression sets in, and they wonder about their purpose. Life might seem pointless or hopeless at best. The lie that says nothing will ever change pulls teenagers deeper into the rut.
But Jesus offers a way out. He reaches down to give life—a new path to follow. He has the power to free us from habits, redeem our relationships, and give us a new identity. It all begins by deciding to follow Him, because a life surrendered to Jesus is a life transformed.
In this 4-part series, Nick Hall, Founder and Chief Communicator for PULSE, a ministry focused on reaching the next generation for Christ, talks to students about how a relationship with Jesus changes everything—our identity, relationships, habits, and mission. Students will be challenged to allow Jesus to transform every aspect of their lives.
September 8th - October 20th
This world looks nothing like the promised perfect kingdom of God. And yet we as God's people must live in it every day. In The Book of 1 Peter, Kyle Idleman walks through the short letter and unpacks the importance of our witness in this world.
The world's not as it should be. Until the day that God rights all wrongs, we have a job to do. Let's be about the business of the kingdom.
October 27th - November 17th
Christians today face all kinds of challenges when it comes to understanding who they are and what they’re meant to do. There’s no shortage of options that claim to offer “truth.” If we’re not careful, we can find ourselves chasing after popular opinion, celebrity opinions, or the tug of our emotions all the while neglecting the unchanging truth found in Scripture.
In this four-session series, pastor and author Francis Chan invites students into the power and confidence that comes from anchoring their identity, purpose, and relationships in the truth of Scripture. Students will walk away with practical steps toward building their lives on the firm foundation of the Bible.
No one likes interruptions, but the Christian life is full of them. And for good reason. Whether they come in the form of a man beaten bloody on the side of the road or a child begging for our attention, we often fail to see interruptions for what they are—divine opportunities. God allows them to derail our plans for the sake of deepening our relationship with him and opening our eyes to our blind spots.
In this one-session series, pastor Jamin Roller reexamines the Parable of the Good Samaritan to give us a fresh perspective on one of Jesus’s most famous parables. People are always more important than our plans. It’s a truth that can be difficult to remember that truth in our fast-paced world, but those who follow Jesus are called to love in a distinct way that begins with asking how to be a neighbor to those around us.
Storms in life are inevitable. We all face them at some point or another. Our concerns cause us to run to what we believe will rescue us—and that’s not always God. Sometimes we look to our own strength, our bank account, our reputation, or a relationship. Storms always lead us to what we look to for salvation—and what we look to makes all the difference.
In this one-session series, pastor Jonathan Evans takes a fresh look at the Parable of the Builders and reminds us of the importance of building our lives on the solid foundation of God’s Word. We must dig deep and build our foundation on the rock of God’s Word. And when the storm comes, we must hold onto our loving Father who will carry us through to safety.
January 5th - February 9th
Many people are familiar with Psalm 23. But because we all know it, we often breeze through the psalm without slowing down long enough to rest in the assurance it offers. In this 6-part series on Psalm 23, pastor Matt Chandler introduces us to the great shepherd, the Lord, who promises to provide for every need of his flock. Though only six verses long, this psalm teaches us profound truths about our loving and protective God. By studying Psalm 23, we’ll encounter a life-transforming question: Do you trust the Lord to care for your needs?
February 16th - May 11th
True faith produces fruit. A faith without action and without life change is ultimately a dead faith. The book of James speaks to the realities of a living faith in Jesus—the kind of roll-up-your-sleeves and get-your-hands-dirty discipleship that is borne out of an authentic relationship with the risen Lord. James writes to believers who know suffering, who've faced trials, and who ultimately desire a deep relationship with God.
Francis Chan unpacks the dense truth contained in the book of James in front of the iconic backdrop of San Francisco, the city where he lives and ministers. Through 12 sessions, Francis works through James verse-by-verse, challenging followers of Christ to move beyond a private, intellectual knowledge of God and His Word, to a vibrant faith that impacts every square inch of life.
April 8th - 9th
In order to impact the next generation for Christ, we need to intentionally teach our youth the gospel and develop them for the purpose of fulfilling God's mission in the world. This mission goes far beyond the classroom; it's a radical call of obedience and faith—every day of our lives. Followers of Jesus are called to be a sent people, joining God in His mission to take the light of the gospel to the darkness of the world.
In these four inspiring sessions, students share real-life stories about their own struggles with letting the gospel transform their lives and the impact surrendering to Christ has had on those around them. And David Platt and D.A. Horton provide powerful teaching from Scripture that helps teens see how they can intentionally live on mission and fulfill God's ultimate purpose for their lives.