To Glorify Christ – Christ is the true head of the church and we seek to glorify Him and worship Him. (Jude 1:25)
To Reach the lost with the true gospel of Jesus by sharing our story of salvation and the story of Christ’s sacrifice. (Mark 8:35)
To Imitate Christ in every aspect of life and share with him in his sufferings. (Phil 3:10)
To Pursue a life of spiritual discipline and obedience to God’s written word. (Heb 12:8)

(Formerly Gateway International Student Ministries)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

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These ideas are for a mission trip, but you can apply them to camp and other events. You can also check this out (and a TON of other info) at the website for GO!students.

I want to go on a mission trip this summer, but I don’t have the money and my parents can’t afford to send me either. How can I come up with the money?
—Flat Broke

It’s great that you want to go on a trip this summer! And don’t be discouraged, money is not an obstacle for God. If He wants you there, the money will come through. We’ve listed some sources below to go to for money, as well as some ideas for funding your trip. Keep in mind that even if you don’t end up going on the trip, you can be part of God’s mission wherever you are this summer. You can share Christ at a summer job, as a camp counselor, or by volunteering at a local ministry.

It’s unlikely that all the money for your trip will come from one source, so you might want to divide it up. One good way to look at it is that 1/3 would come from your church, 1/3 from family and friends, and 1/3 from money you earn. With that in mind, here are some ideas for coming up with the money—both the kind you are given and the kind you earn:

— Send an e-mail or letter to family and friends explaining what you are planning and asking them to support you in prayer and financially.

— Create a Web site with pictures and descriptions of what you want to do, and invite friends and family to visit it and consider supporting your trip.

— Ask your youth pastor and/or someone involved in missions at your church if there is money available for individual trips.

— Call or write letters to organizations in town that have a purpose similar to that of your trip. Ask if they’d be willing to sponsor you in some way, or if they would provide a scholarship or matching funds from other donations.

— Ask your friends and relatives for money to go toward your trip in place of birthday and Christmas gifts.

— Contact newspapers and magazines and see if they’ll sponsor your trip in exchange for a story about it when you return.

— Do any work that people are willing to pay you for: Mow yards, baby-sit, walk the neighbor’s dog, do some filing or answer the phones at a family member’s office, shovel snow, clean windows, or any crazy thing you can think of . (RENT-A-YOUTH!!)

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Name That Room Contest

We're going to need a name for our room. Something like the cellar, the pit, the back room. Post your ideas. We'll be gathering them for a few weeks.

Summer Camp 2007

Y'all don't forget to get signed up for camp. It is going to be awesome! We are teaming up with 2 other Atlanta area churches. DO NOT LET THE COST OF CAMP KEEP YOU FROM GOING! Just talk to us. We have ways to get you paid! If not working it out through Rent-A-Youth or our mega fund raiser, then we'll do what we can to help get a scholarship. But you have to tell us!!!

Check out the awesome rec facilities and the super clean cabins.

We are so pumped about this camp. Did we mention we were invited to go? Oh, yeah. I know you guys will have a blast. This is where I went, back in the day - and we're going with my old youth pastor - Skeeter. Well, he's not that old! We've already been planning things out, and I can't wait to go.

Think. Be. Live.

Hey. We would love to hear what you guys have to say about the message tonight. Post here so we can get some dialog going.

Additional bookmarks will be ready Sunday morning. We'll try to keep them stocked in the youth room so you can share with your friends.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Greetings & Salutations!

Welcome to the great blog-o-sphere for your very own voice in Gateway Student Ministries. Make sure you click on the ads at the bottom of the website as often as possible. We may be able to earn some money just by getting folks to click the ads shown. No need to buy or anything, just click.

We hope you enjoy.

J & K
(Jonathan & Kara)