Greetings Sonrise Family,
This is Pastor Kevin, I wanted to reach out to the Relentless Families of our amazing youth and just encourage you with all that the Lord is doing, and inform you of the direction our youth group is headed in this next season.
With summer coming to a close, we have experienced such a massive breakthrough in all our lives throughout this season. Pastor Andre now shifting into the Young Adult Pastor, and myself stepping into the full-time role of Youth Pastor. We experienced massive transformation at teen camp this year as great influencers such as Jasmine Tate, Jason Mattera, Grace Kim, Andre
Also having just returned from a life-changing trip to Honduras serving alongside brother Tom Stamman’s ministry, our team of 17 worked on several projects, from pouring cement stairs, painting orphanages, digging trenches for conduit, to hosting worship services for kids, sharing their own personal testimonies, praying for people in a park church service in the rain, where the presence of God fell, and the Holy Spirit using each and every one of us to bring deliverance, healing, miracles, and radical encounters with the overwhelming presence of God.
Moving forward, our young people want to continue this fire, and watch it spread within Relentless Youth, not just at camp, or somewhere else in the nations, but here in our city, and in our schools. With that in mind, I have just three things I am seeking your investment in helping us reach God’s plans and purposes for the youth of our city.
Maybe it sounds cliché however we are in desperate need for the prayers of the saints to rise up. We are facing down the giants of the land and need your faith and prayers to destroy the lie’s and works that have been raised up against our youth. One strategic prayer point you can partner with us on is the lie I’ve seen believed for nearly 8 years of my involvement within the youth here at Sonrise. Many, if not all students in some way feel like no one likes them, and everyone else is friends but them. Perhaps you’re reading this and are saying, “My kid feels the same way. They feel
#2. Sunday’s and Wednesday’s
Sunday’s and Wednesday’s are going to look a little different. We want to continue to grow with the heart of Sonrise, and to do so we are seeking the Lord for more volunteers and leaders to help facilitate that growth. Each service will host light breakfast snacks and drinks, a continuation of the topic shared previously on Wednesday night in a short all group discussion, then our leaders will team up with the students to continue in small group discussions taking the topics further, building relationships, and individual prayer. We have some excellent leaders loving on these kids, but we are in need of some amazing parents who want to be a voice to someone else’s children. We understand you don’t want to step on your kid’s toes, but if you could speak into a few other kid’s lives, you may very well become the answer to
#3. Youth Outreach Gathering
Wednesday Nights are going to be designed as our “Youth Outreach Gathering.” There are so many areas we would love to serve with you on Wednesday nights, from greeting new visitors, to post service follow up with the guests, inviting them back, sending our “Thanks for Visiting Cards” preparing meals, and more. My heart is to see the 100’s to 1,000’s of kids that live within walking distance of Sonrise, who have no relationship with Jesus, begin coming and encountering His presence for the first time. Our doors will open at 6:30, and we will dismiss by 8:30 as our usual goal end time, lights out by 9:00. Please cover us in prayer during those times, Thank you.
I want to thank you all for your overwhelming love and support in this transition, and thank you for your patience as work towards utilizing the systems and methods of communication for
If your family attends multiple services
Wednesday nights, please come join us for pre-service prayer at
Occasional, unofficial post youth group gatherings happen
- Yearly functions
include:winter retreat, summer camp, mission trip as well as our annual Youth & Young Adult Represent Conference.
Dates: July 26th to the 29th
Where: Cedar Springs Camp (Lake Stevens, WA)
All Washington FCA Youth Groups Invited.
The theme for this camp is SURVIVOR!
Guest speaker: MATT RAE
***Permission slips are required
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