Divorce care

Equipping Class: DIVORCE CARE

January 28th - April 29th, 2018

$15

Divorce Care is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life's most difficult experiences. Don't go through separation or divorce alone. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future. Divorce Care meets for 13-weeks, January 28-April 29, 2018, in the NexGen Office (Church Office courtyard) at 9am. Leadership Team: Olga & Ed Weise, Rosey Uribe, and Vernita Adkins.

Spiritual warfare

Equipping Class: SPIRITUAL WARFARE SEMINAR

March 4th - March 25th, 2018

$10

This 4-week class (March 4, 11, 18 & 25) will not only help you recognize points of bondage and give you the tools to live in the freedom Christ makes available, but also help us as God's people to partner with Him to establish His kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. Topics include: Expectations of Deliverance Prayer, Hearing God's Voice, and The Believer's Authority and Power. Taught by Lance and Maureen Broderson, the class meets on Sunday evenings, 6-8pm, in the Community Life Room.

1   2 peter bible study

Equipping Class: 1 & 2 PETER BIBLE STUDY

March 6th - March 27th, 2018

$5

The Apostle Paul wrote to Christians that were suffering rejection in the world because of their obedience to Christ. Sound familiar? Join Pastor Elizabeth for encouragement, insight and instruction as we study 1 & 2 Peter together. This 4-week class meets on Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm, March 6-27, 2018, in the Community Life Room.

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High School Winter Camp 2018

March 9th - March 11th, 2018

$125

Winter Camp 2018

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Dates:

Friday March 9th – Sunday, March 11th

Location:

Alpine Christian Conference Center – 415 Club House Drive, Blue Jay, CA 92317

Cost:

$125.00

Why do we go to Winter Camp?

Students are being pulled in a dozen different directions all school year long. Truth can become blurry and pressures can really begin to weigh in. Camp can afford students the opportunity to step away from the distractions to think clearly and experience Christ in a fresh way. Jesus sets for us this example, as He would often retreat to desolate and quiet places to seek the Father and pray (Mk 1:35). If we have one hour of quality investment time with your child each week at Satellite High School Ministry (say roughly 50 hours a year), we will nearly match that time together in just the few days we spend at Winter Camp. Winter Camp is a high concentration of community, discipleship and fun!

Why should I send my child to Winter Camp?

When I ask students "so when did Jesus begin to make the most sense to you? "The answer I almost always get is either winter camp or summer camp! For many, camp becomes the beginning of deeper faith and God-sized dreams! Even when we think about the beginning of our own faith, we are usually drawn to memories of specific environments that afforded us unhurried time to think, breathe and worship. Usually, those spaces included specific people who were bent on showing us more of Jesus. Winter Camp creates that unforgettable environment and includes those faces that will forever become a part of the future faith stories of our students.

How old does my child have to be to attend Winter Camp?

All current high school students are welcome to attend.

What does the cost of the Winter Camp cover?

The cost of the winter retreat covers just about everything: 6 meals, lodging, transportation, all activities and retreat keepsakes.

What is the cut-off date for Winter Camp registration?

The cut-off date is Sunday, February 21st, so be sure to sign-up fast!

Are there any Winter Camp discounts?

We would hate for finances to discourage any student from attending Winter Camp. If your family would benefit from a partial scholarship, please contact Pastor Ben at benmcentee@tcotw.org.

What will students do while at the Winter Camp?

Our winter retreat is created to engage students with the gospel in ways they understand. Students will enjoy nightly rallies, high-energy worship, small group discipleship, tons of fun and other special retreat exclusive elements!

What are the sleeping arrangements?

Students will be staying in dormitory style rooms with the boys and girls each getting their own separated floor/wing with completely separated bathrooms. Students will be assigned according to their age and gender. Each room will also contain 1-2 adult leaders.

Can my child partially attend?

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate partial attendance for Winter Camp.

Can my child pick who they want to room with?

Students cannot pick who they want in their room. You can imagine trying to accommodate everyone according to his or her rooming preference becomes exceptionally difficult. At the same time, we try our best to organize the sleeping arrangements according to who we know will want to room together. The only exception is if a student brings a friend who does not attend Satellite. We will be sure to accommodate them in their rooming preference.

How will my child be transported to Winter Camp?

Currently we will be transporting all students in a combination of buses and/or vans. All vehicles will only be driven by The Church On The Way approved and responsible volunteers.

What will my child eat while away?

Your child will be fed three square meals a day and provided with all necessary nutrition. 

Where can I find a packing list and general schedule?

We have all of those details in the Registration Packet which can be downloaded during online registration or you can get a physical copy from our youth group gatherings.

How will my child be supervised?

Each student will have an assigned adult mentor who will be responsible for overseeing their dorm-room group. All adult mentors have been background checked. In addition, we feel all of our adult mentors have a strong calling to serve students. Our aim is more than just supervision, but discipleship.

How can I see what’s happening while my child is away?

Each day Pastor’s Ben and Danielle will send an email to all parents about what has happened that day and how parents can partner with us in prayer. You can also follow us on Facebook @https://www.facebook.com/tcotwhighschool or Instagram @tcotwhigschool. You will want to pay close attention to the hashtag #satellitewintercamp2018

My child doesn’t know anyone and is nervous about attending, what can I do?

Going to camp can be intimidating because your child may not know anyone, or maybe they are unsure and nervous about what camp will be like. I have never seen an environment create community like camp. If your child has great friendships at school or on a sports team, it is likely because they spend concentrated time in those environments. amp provides a similar concentration of time in order for friendships to happen and ultimately camp becomes a springboard into building lasting and godly relationships in Youth Ministry. It may just be time to jump in! We are proactive in making sure students acclimate well to new environments and set our camps up to foster new friendships. Most often, the same students that are nearly dragged to winter camps are the ones we have to drag home to leave!

What If I have further Questions?

Contact Pastor Ben McEntee at bmcentee@tcotw.org

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Rooted Winter Retreat "Identity"

March 9th, 2018

$0 - $125

Cost: $125 DEADLINE: February 21st

All Middle School students in grades 6th-8th are welcome to join us on a weekend retreat to draw closer to Jesus and be "ROOTED" in his love. Our key scripture is 1 John 3:1

"See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him."

Dates: Friday March 9th – Sunday, March 11th

Location: Forest Home Christian Camp- Ojai California

Cost: $125

Why do we retreat? Students are being pulled in a dozen different directions all school year long. Truth can become blurry and pressures can really begin to weigh in. Camps and Retreats can afford students the opportunity to step away from the distractions to think clearly and experience Christ in a fresh way. Jesus sets for us this example, as He would often retreat to desolate and quiet places to seek the Father and pray (Mk 1:35). If we have one hour of quality investment time with your child each week at Rooted (say roughly 50 hours a year), we will nearly match that time together in just the few days we spend at Winter Retreat. Winter Retreat is a high concentration of community, discipleship and fun!

Why should I send my child to the winter retreat? When I ask students "so when did Jesus begin to make the most sense to you? "The answer I almost always get is either winter camp or summer camp! For many, camp becomes the beginning of deeper faith and God-sized dreams! Even when we think about the beginning of our own faith, we are usually drawn to memories of specific environments that afforded us unhurried time to think, breathe and worship. Usually, those spaces included specific people who were bent on showing us more of Jesus. Winter Camp creates that unforgettable environment and includes those faces that will forever become a part of the future faith stories of our students.

How old does my child have to be to attend? All current middle school students are welcome to attend.

What does the cost of the winter retreat cover? The cost of the winter retreat covers just about everything: 5 meals, lodging, transportation, all activities and retreat keepsakes.

What is the cut-off date for retreat registration? The cut-off date is Monday, February 19th, so be sure to sign-up fast!

Are there any retreat discounts? We would hate for finances to discourage any student from attending Winter Camp. If your family would benefit from a partial scholarship, please contact Pastor Mike at mgentry@tcotw.org

What will students do while at the winter retreat? Our winter retreat is created to engage students with the gospel in ways they understand. Students will enjoy nightly rallies, high-energy worship, small group discipleship, tons of fun and other special retreat exclusive elements!

What are the sleeping arrangements ? Students will be staying in cabins. They will be assigned according to their age and gender. Each cabin will also contain 1-2 adult leaders.

Can my child partially attend? Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate partial attendance for Winter Camp.

Can my child pick who they want to room with? Students cannot pick who they want in their room. You can imagine trying to accommodate everyone according to his or her rooming preference becomes exceptionally difficult. At the same time, we try our best to organize the sleeping arrangements according to who we know will want to room together. The only exception is if a student brings a friend who does not attend Youth Group. We will be sure to accommodate them in their rooming preference.

How will my child be transported to winter retreat? Currently we will be transporting all students in a combination of buses and/or vans. All vehicles will only be driven by The Church On The Way approved and responsible volunteers.

What will my child eat while away? Your child will be fed three square meals a day and provided with all necessary nutrition.

Where can I find a packing list and general schedule? We have all of those details in the Registration Packet which can be downloaded during online registration or you can get a physical copy from our youth group gatherings.

How will my child be supervised? Each student will have an assigned adult mentor who will be responsible for overseeing their cabin group. All adult mentors have been background checked. In addition, we feel all of our adult mentors have a strong calling to serve students. Our aim is more than just supervision, but discipleship.

How can I see what’s happening while my child is away? A leader will periodically send text updates but you can also check our “Parents of TCOTW Middle School Students” Facebook Group for photos and updates! If you haven’t been added, please let us know!

My child doesn’t know anyone and is nervous about attending, what can I do? Going to camp can be intimidating because your child may not know anyone, or maybe they are unsure and nervous about what camp will be like. I have never seen an environment create community like camps and retreats. If your child has great friendships at school or on a sports team, it is likely because they spend concentrated time in those environments. Camp provides a similar concentration of time in order for friendships to happen and ultimately camp becomes a springboard into building lasting and godly relationships in Youth Ministry. It may just be time to jump in! We are proactive in making sure students acclimate well to new environments and set our camps up to foster new friendships. Most often, the same students that are nearly dragged to winter camps are the ones we have to drag home to leave!

March Baptism Class

March 12th, 2018

One of the most important decisions we make after committing our lives to Jesus is getting baptized in water. It's a significant time in our lives, but it also raise some questions. If you're interested in getting baptized or simply curious about why believers do get baptized, we'd like to invite you to our baptism class.

This 90-minute class is a great opportunity to meet a few people, reflect on what God's doing in your life, and get your questions about baptism answered. We'll also schedule your baptism, get you a t-shirt, and hear a testimony from someone who was recently baptized. We'll have refreshments including coffee and dessert, so be sure to arrive on time so you don't miss out!

We'll be meeting in the Community Life room, located with the church offices at the corner of Sherman Way and Tyrone.

The art of marriage

Equipping Class: THE ART OF MARRIAGE

April 8th - May 20th, 2018

$35

Marriage, the way God intended it to be, is a true art form. That's why for more than 40 years FamilyLife has been helping couples understand God's plan for relationships. The Art of Marriage weaves together expert teaching, real-life stories, humorous vignettes, and more to portray both the challenges and the beauty of God's design. This 7-week class will meet on Sundays, April 8-May 20 at 9am in the Community Life Room. Registration is $35 per couple.