From the Youth Pastor

Hello Again FBC Family and Friends,
Our students are back in school! Amanda and I are praying for them, as well as all of you moms and dads. We know it must be bittersweet for you, especially those of you who just sent your baby birds away to college! Seeing Jillian step into her “big girl” shoes as she walked through Benton Elementary School’s doors filled me with both pride and grief. Our children aren’t really “ours” after all. We are simply stewards of God’s little ones.
The new school year is a time of new beginnings and fresh slates, so I encourage both students and parents to use this time to chase after God’s heart afresh and anew. Maybe now is the season you pick up the Bible and begin a new Bible reading plan or devotional book. Parents, don’t forget to pour into your child’s walk with the Lord. Pray with them, for them, and open God’s Word together. Check out Focus on the Family’s website for great ideas on how to disciple your family, men!
As for the youth calendar: This Weds from 6-8 at the Benton Country Club we will have our Back 2 School Bash pool party; Weds, August 23rd, is our first night of W3 (Wednesday Worship and Word). We will begin studying The Story again; Weds, August 30th, we will help the Awana ministry with their kick-off night; and Nov. 10-12 is our Fall Retreat at Camp Schafer, with worship leader Taylor Nagan.
There is a lot of awesome stuff coming down the pike and you won’t want to miss it, so stay tuned!

The Best is Yet to Come,