Rooted Series: Parent Cue

Hey parents! This week we’re starting a new series called Rooted. In this three-week series, we’ll talk about how we can stand firm and welcome whatever change life brings us when we’re rooted in an unchanging God.

 MORNING TIME


This week, leave your kid a note somewhere they’ll see it (on the bathroom mirror, in their lunch, in a text message, etc.) reminding them that God is with them. He never changes.

 DRIVE TIME


Share with your student a time you went through a challenging change in your own life. Tell them how your perspective on change was different after that experience.

 MEAL TIME


This week, as you gather around the table for a meal together, ask your kids this question: If you could change our meal into anything you wanted to eat, what would it be?

 BED TIME


It’s movie night! Pick an evening to watch the film Inside Out together as a family this week. Talk with your kids about the different emotions the characters experience when they face big changes in their lives.

 

For more parenting resources visit www.ParentCue.org

Zaxby’s at Believe Launch Party THIS WEDNESDAY

FIND THE FOOD TRUCK IN THE STUDENT PAVILION PARKING LOT!!!!!
TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHEAPEST PRICING!!!

MS and HS students are invited to a fun night of  Zaxby’s, worship, games, and the CHEAPEST PRICING for Believe Weekend!

Believe Weekend SUPER DISCOUNT REGISTRATION will be open from 5:30pm- 9pm in the Pavilion.  PRICE GOES UP @ 9:01PM

This SUPER DISCOUNTED PRICE will only be available during this event!

Believe Weekend Launch Party – Wednesday October 10

Wednesday, October 10, 20185:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Oakwood Baptist Church | TX , 2154 Loop 337, New Braunfels, TX US 78130

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE CHEAPEST PRICING!!!

MS and HS students are invited to a fun night of  Zaxby’s Food Truck, worship, games, and the CHEAPEST PRICING for Believe Weekend!

Believe Weekend EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION will be open from 5:30pm- 9pm in the Pavilion.  PRICE GOES UP @ 9:01PM

This SUPER DISCOUNTED PRICE will only be available during this event!

  • Zaxby’s: 5:30pm

  • BELIEVE Launch Party 6:30pm

  • Registration Closes: 9:00pm

BELIEVE WEEKEND REGISTRATION (link will go live during Registration)

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Fusion Wednesday Rescue Series – YOUR RESCUE STORY

 

Hey Parents!  Has your kid shared their RESCUE STORY with you???

We encouraged our students to read the steps in preparing their story and share it with family, friends, and eventually someone that might need to hear it in their circle of influence.                       Here is our RESCUE STORY GUIDE from Sept 19. 

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Here is our Wednesday Schedule:
Sept 26) Sacrifice: Why did Jesus have to die? This lesson dives into the idea that Christ’s sacrifice is
necessary to bridge the gap between humanity and God. Bible Passage: John 3:1–21                                                                                                                                                                                 Oct 3) Adoption: How do I fit into God’s family? This lesson will underscore the fact that followers of Christ are adopted by God. When we accept Jesus as Lord, our sins are washed away. But we’re also accepted into the family of God. Bible Passages: John 1:1–18 and Ephesians 2:1–10

Oct 10) BELIEVE WEEKEND LAUNCH PARTY – The Middle School and High School will be combined in the Student Pavilion for some FUN FOOD and a SPECIAL FLASH SALE to Kick Off our BELIEVE WEEKEND sign ups!!!!

Oct 17) Salvation: How does being saved make a difference in my life today? Being saved and following Christ means that we have a mission to fulfill here on earth. In this lesson students be challenged to make the mission of Christ a part of their life on a daily basis. Bible Passage: John 9

Q What is Fusion?  Fusion offers a loving and accepting environment geared for Middle School Students Grades 6-8.  We have events, weekly meetings, and exist to Intentionally Engage Middle School Students by leading them to the heart of the Father.
Q What happens on Fusion Wednesdays?  5:30 is hang out and Pizza, 6:00pm Bible Study Begins in the STUDENT PAVILION.  We begin with Worship, move to Talk Time, then Students move to break out rooms for real life discussion. 7:30pm is dismissal time

What can my Middle Schooler do for dinner?   Two Options :
1. Join us in the Student Pavilion for Papa John’s Pizza at 5:30pm.
2. Eat as a family at the Oakwood Wednesday Night Dinner for a nice hot meal.
Can my Middle Schooler play on the playground?  Parents, please let your Middle Schooler know that the playground is for CHILDREN and that they will be asked to leave the playground.

Joshua Luke Smith – From Interlinc Blog

”No White Rappers For Me” But Joshua Luke Smith Changed Everything

By Mary Wilson Peed • marybakerwilson@gmail.com • Fort Valley, GA

I have only one rule as a writer for interlinc-online.com—NO white rappers. I mean no disrespect. I gave birth to a son who loves rap music of every ilk. Seriously, he taught his daughter to beat box before she could speak. Rap is just not my genre of choice.

Enter Joshua Luke Smith. I broke my own rule. To be honest, I had no clue who he was until I googled him. And, as providence would have it, I came upon his Ted x Talk, The World Within: Healing Matters of the Heart. I listened. I was moved. I fell in love with his heart. Joshua speaks out and works against the modern day slavery of human trafficking. Slavery and objectification that exists because there is a demand for it. He makes the accurately haunting connection between the driving hunger in a man’s heart to the table that is laid on the back of slaves, admitting to the appetite in his own belly and the need to starve that appetite.

Having three sons, I immediately resonated with this truth and the courage to speak into the chaos so personally.

My middle son, Jonathan Joshua, works for Garmin – he is a lead engineer. His work is global. He has partners and true friends in Russia and Thailand. He is grieved by a world that paints entire people groups with derision, hate, and suspicion. Joshua Luke Smith, although British born, was raised in impoverished northern Pakistan, he understands ethnicity, bias, and diversity. He’s lived it. He speaks not to people groups or prejudice, but to the human condition and changing the world by changing the world in our own hearts.

The heart of the matter is truly a matter of the heart, and Joshua Luke Smith nails it in lyric after lyric.

What’s on my playlist next to “Grace Got You: Mercy Me,” “Water and Dust: Cory Asbury,” and “Known: Tauren Wells?” Joshua Luke Smith’s “All My Friends,” and “Headlights.” Regardless of how you feel about the genre, Joshua Luke Smith is an important voice for this generation. His music is as profound as his Ted X Talk, resonating with his millennial culture as well as the unsettling times we find ourselves in.

Wanna Get Baptized?? – River Baptism Rescheduled for Sunday, October 21

Update – We saw 29 get baptized September 16!!!

 

Click Here for: BaptismParentGuideMiddleSchool

Sunday, October 21 is our RESCHEDULE for Oakwood Picnic and Baptism in the River Day!

What do I do if I want Pastor Brandon to Baptize me in the RIVER?

  • Show up at Lazy L&L
  • Sign up at Welcome Area as you walk into Pavilion for Lunch
  • Meet Down By the River
  • Tell us you want Pastor Brandon to baptize you

What if I decide to have another Pastor Baptize me?

– Hey, whatever floats your boat down by the river!  We love that you are taking this step of faith in obedience.