Fields Of Faith at Sims Park (High School AND Middle School

You Can Help Change Our Culture.
It’s time to spark a spiritual movement for God. Christianity needs a change in momentum—students who will stand together against the pressures and temptations in our world and be a generation that is committed to reading the Bible and applying it to their lives.

WHAT: Fields Of Faith
WHEN: Wednesday, October 11th (No YQ at the Student Center. Meet AT Sims Park!)
***LOOK FOR OUR BC STUDENTS FLAG IF YOU WANT TO BE WITH US!***
TIME: 6:45pm (gates open at 6:15pm)
LOCATION: Sims Park (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)
COST: Free
FOOD: YES!! Free food!
WHO: ALL students are invited. (HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL)
SPEAKER: Christian Chapman
MUSIC: Worship Band led by several from Bethlehem Church!

 

Student Ministry Volunteer Training

Starting this year, we are planning on having 3 volunteer trainings throughout the year. For these trainings, we will be inviting ALL volunteers in our student ministry to participate. (We also will provide dinner. Our first one is in October!

PLEASE RSVP BELOW

WHEN: Thursday, Oct 19
WHERE: Student Center – South Campus
DINNER: 6:00-6:30p (RSVP BELOW)
TRAINING: 6:30-7:30p
FOCUS TOPIC: Relationship Building
FOR WHO: ALL student ministry volunteers from the tent to the LifeGroup!
CAMPUS: This is an ALL campus training!
DINNER PROVIDED: Baked Spaghetti (Hopefully prepared in our NEW KITCHEN!)

HERE IS THE FORM TO RSVP

Volunteer Training RSVP

This is for our Volunteer Training on October 19th

We are serving BAKED Spaghetti in our NEW kitchen! Will you and the peeps coming with you be eating with us?

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We Need Your Couch! – The Revitalization of the BC Student Center and Why

To simply see the needs we have right now… please scroll to the bottom of this post.
To learn why we are doing this… read on!

Thanks for stopping by. After writing the title, I wasn’t sure you would come but you did. This post is both a request and an information piece about what God is doing in the lives of our students. You are a big part of that and that is why I believe that God brought you here… to this blog post. So, please take a moment to read what is happening, why we are doing it, and how you might be used to change the life of a teenager with a couch (or a loveseat, a rug, a table… etc)

“A well designed youth space is an integral part of a well run student ministry” I read this not long ago when researching how we could better serve our students. I couldn’t agree with this statement more. The whole article “How To Design A Youth Room”encouraged us to move forward with some of our revitalization efforts. It is definitely worth the read (Click Here To Read) Overall, what we read caused us to see that much of where our students sit and the place that they worship was an afterthought. Students pick up on this quickly and soon believe that they too are an afterthought to their church. We knew things needed to change.

Comfortable spaces make it easier to pay attention! This year, we intentionally made the move to change our Student LifeGroups away Sunday morning. Our High School LifeGroup meets at the Student Center on Sunday nights from 6-8pm and our Middle School on Wednesday nights from 6-8pm. We’ve done this to allow students time together when they are most likely to engage in discussion… and we are seeing awesome connection! However our LifeGroup spaces are anything but awesome and we want to change that starting now. Our goal is to create 6 incredible “living rooms” along the sides of our student center where our life groups can meet. We’ve begun the process with one set of our couches and the response has been nothing short of amazing.


Here is our need:

  • Couches* – 10 three to four seat couches
  • Love Seats* – 10 two seat love seats
  • End Tables – 6 or 7 end tables to hold lamps, Bibles, pens, etc
  • Coffee/Center Tables – 6 or 7 tables for center of “Living Rooms”
  • Area Rugs – 5 Area rugs from 6′-8′ in length
  • Wall Picture Frames – Looking for ALL sizes of picture frames

*Couch/Love Seat Donation Guidelines

  1. We are looking for good quality furniture. Not necessarily fancy but in good condition.
  2. Furniture should have little or no pet hair on it at all. Ideally none because of allergies
  3. Absolutely no urine smell to it (have an honest friend do a sniff test for you)
  4. We can come pick up if needed!

CAN YOU HELP? Email cody@bethlehembc.com


Did You Know?

Currently, BC Students ministers to an average of 250 students per month! This year alone, we have seen 1000 unique students come through the door of the student center for one of our 4 services each week. On top of that, thanks to FCA we have served dinner to 7 area high school football teams, hosted YoungLife All Area Club, enjoyed an incredible KJ-52 concert and of course… 180 Weekend.


But You Said Revitalization… it can’t be just about couches, can it?

Entrance – Currently, we are in the process of installing 9 led lights overhead when you walk into the student center so that the first steps into our building are bright and inviting.

Kitchen – If you haven’t been to the student center in a while, you might be shocked by this one. With the number of students we feed a week, our oven and fridge just weren’t cutting it. Through some generous giving of finances and HUNDREDS of donated hours, our kitchen has been completely revamped with a double oven, a massive stovetop with 6 burners, a large griddle, dishwasher, deep sink and more! WOW!

Chairs – This year we brought in new, lighter and very durable chairs for our seating in the student center. These have allowed for our seating to be very portable and for clean-up to be made real easy. It has also eliminated the problems of stains on our super awesome chairs.

Floors – Starting with the kitchen floors, we will be revitalizing the floors of the student center. Hundreds of kids making traffic through the student center takes its toll over the years. We’ll remedy that soon!

Outdoors – One of our own students is currently pursuing his Eagle Scout badge. For his final project, he will be building an outdoor chapel setting by the lake. We will also be doing various landscaping projects by the summer of 2018!

 

 

 

BC Students Takeover SkyHigh Sports!

Calling all students!  We are excited to get all of you out to SkyHigh Sports and have a BLAST on the indoor trampolines, high ropes, and more!  Be sure to feel comfortable going barefoot, or bring a few dollars to purchase socks from SkyHigh.  Also, you MUST complete our registration, SkyHigh’s waiver AND pay your $20 to be able to go on this trip.  Middle School, High School, and West Campus groups are all going on different days, so be sure you make note of which day your group is going!  Here are the details:

EVENT: SkyHigh Sports Charlotte Takeover!
LOCATION: SkyHigh Charlotte – Pickup & Departure from Bethlehem Church South Campus
DATE: Sunday, September 10th (Middle School); Sunday September 17th (High School); Sunday, September 24th (West Campus)
TIME: 12:30pm – 4:30pm
COST: Pre-Registration, Waiver Completion, and $20 (click here to pay)
WAIVER:2017-SKY-HIGH-SPORTS-CUSTOMER-RELEASE-OF-LIABILITY-AND-ASSUMPTION-OF-RISK-06.28.2017-1-1

That’s it! So bring your jumping legs and get ready to go SKYHIGH!

See you there!

Floating Goat Friday – Student Takeover of Floyd & Blackies!

Everyone of us needs a night to hang out with friends… in an awesome place… with good coffee, food, and friends…

JOIN US FRIDAY NIGHT at 6:00PM!

We’ll have canoes and kayaks on the river! Bring your instruments if you play. Bring board games or card games

SOCIAL MEDIA!!! Use #YQTakeOver on Friday for all of your coolio pics

RELEASE FORM: If you plan on riding a boat… download it!

High Schoolerssss… End the summer right by connecting with others. Many of you are busy with school prep, sports, summer projects. Come relax at F&B and catch up with your friends for a couple hours.

Middle Schoolersss… All year you’ll want to come hang at F&B after YQ! THIS WEEK JOIN US FOR TWO HOURS OF F&B!

Here are the details:

BC STUDENT TAKEOVER

  • Location: Floyd & Blackies Coffeehouse (137 8th Ave., Cramerton, NC) <- Click for map
  • Drop Off Info: Drop off between 5:45pm and 6:00pm. All students check in at Student Tent (NOTE: Please don’t arrive prior to 5:30pm)
  • FOOD: There will be NO dinner served. Eat prior to coming to The Takeover. Bring some $$$ to grab a dessert or a coffee.
  • Boats: We will be riding in canoes (the ones that want to). In order to do so, students MUST have a release form on file. Download one here and bring it with you!
  • Money Needed: The event is free… F&B Products are not. Support our friends at F&B by grabbing a snack while we are there! Check out the F&B Menu for all of their goodies…
  • Games: We will have board games, card games, and corn hole to play. Bring your favorite!
  • Music: Do you play? Bring guitars, keyboards, whatever. Let’s see what kind of jam session we can make!
  • Pick-up/Departure: Students are to be picked up by 8pm. Students may not leave with other students or other families without a note from parents.

PARENTS! Don’t leave! Sure… we called this the Student Takeover but we’d LOVE for you to come hang out at F&B and meet other parents. Grab a coffee while the students hang out, play, and float.

Feed The Wave – Help Us Provide Game Day Meals for the Ashbrook Football Team

Thank you for taking time to consider partnering with the Ashbrook High School Football team during their 2017 Season. Please take a look below at what is involved in hosting a game day dinner. As a fellow minister to students and this year’s chaplain of the Greenwave football team, I want to thank you for your consideration and to encourage you to be a part. Not only will you have the opportunity to minister to these students by preparing a meal for them, you will be given a moment (8-12minutes) on that afternoon to share from God’s Word. Imagine the impact this ministry could have!

Thanks again,
Cody L Mummau
Youth Pastor – Bethlehem Church
Team Chaplain – Ashbrook Football

Football Schedule with Dates Still Remaining!

Football Schedule:
JV 8/17, Varsity 8/18 – @ Clover HS [Bethlehem Church]
JV 8/24, Varsity 8/25 – @ East Mecklenburg [Bethlehem Church]
                 Varsity 9/1 – East Lincoln [Life Church – Gastonia]
JV 9/7, Varsity 9/8 – Forestview [Bethlehem Church]
9/15 – No Game [Bye Week]
JV 9/21, Varsity 9/22 – @Burns [Venture Church]
JV 9/27, Varsity 9/28 – South Point [Queen of The Apostles]
JV 10/5, Varsity 10/6 – Crest [Eastside Church of the Nazarene]
JV 10/12, Varsity 10/13 – Kings Mountain (Bethlehem Church)
JV 10/19, Varsity 10/20 – @Stuart Cramer (First Church Union Rd)
JV 10/26, Varsity 10/27 – North Gaston
JV 11/2, Varsity 11/3 – @ Huss

Dates with strikethrough have been claimed

What Is Required of You:
Two Meals: You will be feeding two teams. The JV on Thursday and the Varsity on Friday. Meal time will be from 4:00-5:00pm generally
Volunteers: You will need about 4 volunteers to help prepare the meal on game day. It is relatively simple but it takes a small crew to do it.
Space: You will be hosting 45-50 people on game day for a meal. If your church does not seat that many but you would still like to host, you can lead the meal at Bethlehem Church’s Student Facility!
Message: You will be given the opportunity to share with these students a short devotional, a testimony, or an encouragement. We are asking that this be short (approx. 10m) and that it be rooted in Scripture. This is YOUR week to speak into the lives of almost 100 young men. Pray now!

What Is Provided to you:
Food: Food will be purchased by the Booster Club for this meal. It will be delivered to you prior to game day with the exception of the drinks ON game day.
The Team: The Team will come to you. They will arrive around 4pm most weeks. They will be ready to eat upon arrival. They will be with you 45-50minutes

Atmosphere:
Focus: It is game day. You don’t need to plan on music or lighting or anything entertaining. They will be focused and quiet. The setting should be as well. It is a pretty cool thing to be a part of.

Cost to feed The GreenWave:

$3.00 per player
Varsity – 50 (Players + Coaches) $150
JV – 40 (Players + Coaches) $120
Total Funds request to Purchase Food: $270
* We are asking churches to cover the cost of the meals as much as possible. All checks should be made out to  “Ashbrook Booster Club.” However, Inability to cover some or entire cost should NOT deter a church from saying yes!

HOW TO CONFIRM:
For questions or confirmation:
Email – cody@bethlehembc.com
Text – (336) 213-0272

Middle School Only – Bowling Night Information!

We want to hang out with you! No agenda. No message. Music from the juke box. Bring your friends and have an awesome night out. This event is for Middle School Students only 🙂 Whether your hanging with your friends you see every day OR your connecting with people you haven’t seen in a month… Sunday night, August 20th is going to be fun. Here are the details:

EVENT: Middle School Only Bowling Night!
LOCATION: Liberty Lanes – 2501 S York Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052 – MAP
DATE: Sunday, August 20th
TIME: 5:30pm – 7:30pm
COST: Pre-Registration closed BUT PLEASE COME ANYWAY!!! Just $10 at the door

That’s it! So bring your game because Stuart says NO WAY your going to beat him! 😉

See you tonight!

 

Oh Snap… We Went There. A(us)OS

….and we’re on Snapchat. I know… don’t choke on your latte as you read this but check this out.

From the early days of Snapchat, we have encouraged students and parents to not install and use the app. In it’s original form, Snapchat provided students with easy access to trouble. We have walked several families through very trying times that were a result of poor choices with this app. As a youth ministry it wasn’t something we could encourage our students to use… and so we did not have a Student Ministry Snapchat.

Times have changed as has every social media platform.

Truth is… Since these electronic boxes called computers have come out and these tiny smartphones have occupied our pockets, people have found ways to use them negatively. Politicians using email for unscrupulous purposes, men and women having affairs through Facebook. All the platforms since Snapchat has hit the App stores have changed their format to imitate what has made Snap so popular. So really, at this point, there is no “safe” platform. Rather… as we should be saying all the time, it is about making right choices.

So this weekend, with the encouragement of some leaders around the country, a couple incredible articles written by some incredibly smart people, and three intelligent students, the decision was made for BC Students to enter the world of Snapchat. We may not change the entire world by doing this but we are praying that we can be an encouragement to students who will connect with us there.

Truth:

  • Truth… Just about all of our students are communicating on Snapchat. We should be there.
  • Snap still has the potential for harm and we will be ever vigilant in protecting our students and the integrity of the ministry
  • Parents… if your child is on Snapchat… you should be too. No apps on phones that you don’t have a basic understanding.
  • Together… we CAN make a difference through EVERYthing that God has given us… including Snapchat. Follow us, as we follow Christ and proclaim HIM in this new (for us) way.

Keep praying for us as leadership! Oh and I guess we should say…

AMOS or should we say A(us)OS: bcstudentsnc

High School Only! THIS SUNDAY – Bowling Night Registration

We want to hang out with you! No agenda. No message. Music from the juke box. Bring your friends and have an awesome night out. This event is for High School Students only 🙂 Whether your hanging with your friends you see every day OR your connecting with people you haven’t seen in a month… Sunday night is going to be fun. Here are the details

EVENT: High School Only Bowling Night!
LOCATION: Liberty Lanes – 2501 S York Rd, Gastonia, NC 28052 – MAP
DATE: Sunday, July 16
TIME: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
COST: $8 if you pre-register (below) or $10 at the door

That’s it! So bring your game because Cody says NO WAY your going to beat him! 😉

See you Sunday! Now register here!!!

Student Ministry Welcome Tent Volunteers Needed

We need at least FOUR Parent Volunteers!
Would you consider serving on the BC Students Ministry team at Bethlehem Church? We need a couple volunteers at 9:00am and two at 10:30am. Your job? Hang out at the student ministry tent just outside of the Worship Center on Sunday mornings. Give out donuts to EVERYONE (Man people love those donuts,) help students find the Student Center, give out calendars, parent cues, etc. to parents… that’s it. This is a TOP priority for our team and we would LOVE to have you guys there! Interested? Fill out the form below!

Student Tent Volunteer Form

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