WHEN: November 10th 2018
WHERE: Beth Messiah
7-8pm Witness: the Baptist & Beloved Disciple
10:30am Public Disciple: Genuine Blind Man
1:30-2:30pm Adversary: The World, the "Jews" & Sanhedrin
7:00-8:00pm Secret Disciple: Counterfeit Nicodemus
10:00-11:00am Advocate: The Role of the Holy Spirit
WHEN: October 13th from 5-9pm
WHERE: Lynd's Fruit Farm
WHAT: We will meet at BMC and then go to Lynd's Fruit Farm we will be doing the corn maze and dinner is provided. Bring $5 and friends are invited as usual.
Values are undebatable truths that drive and direct behavior. They are motivational – they give us reasons why we do things; and they are restrictive – they place boundaries around behavior. Leadership literature is paying increased attention to the importance of consistent values to a leader's effectiveness over the long haul.
King David describes value-driven behavior in Psalm 15. Notice that he says the person who enjoys the presence of God and lives a blameless life is the one who "speaks the truth from their heart" (v.2). Because this person values truth in the heart, their words express truth. Because they value kindness, the do "no wrong to a neighbor" (v. 3). Because they value honesty, they keep "an oath even when it hurts" (v. 4). Because they value justice, they do "not accept a bribe against the innocent" (v. 5).
Leaders who are driven by godly values reap a great benefit from the Lord. David says they "will never be shaken" (v. 5). Regardless of what may happen around them, they can live with full confidence that the right principles have shaped their values and have guided their decisions. That confidence will give them emotional and spiritual stability. It will enable them to be leaders whom God can use for his glory.
WHAT: Midwest retreat (ages 13-21)
WHEN: October 5th-7th
INFO: The cost is $178 (if cost is an issue talk to Julie)
Julie will be driving and they will leave after school on Friday and return Sunday evening all meals will be provided. Friends are welcome as long as they sign up and pay. Let Julie know asap if you are planning to attend. The speaker is Tony, from the band Hazakim, who grew up in our congregation. We highly encourage everyone to attend!
Register here: www.ymja.org/event-registration
Effective leaders use the same standards for themselves that they apply to others. They hold themselves accountable just like everyone else. Maintaining such accountability involves seeking honesty 24/7. Skilled leaders usually receive feedback from those who work above them, beside them and for them. A failure to provide a structure for such accountability will lead to a crisis of character and leadership. (Read 2 Samuel 11:1-5;27) The tragedy of King David underscores what can happen when leaders fail to create a structure in which they are answerable for how they spend their private and professional time. Ultimately, God will hold every leader accountable as he did with David.
WHEN: September 22-23rd
WHAT: We will be having our annual Sukkot sleepover in the sukkah. We will be staying after service to play games, Have a bonfire and sleep in the sukkah. Bring Nerf guns for a nerf battle. We can try to recreate the pillow fort if that is an interest to anyone. Friends are invited. Meals will be provided. Bring $5 and favorite game to share (more than a 5 players)
Contact Julie for more information
WHERE: Beth Messiah
WHEN: August 19th, 2018 1-3pm
WHAT: For this months teen event we will be hosting an ice cream bar at immersion service. As always friends are invited and food will be provided. Please let Julie know what you would like to have at the ice cream bar.
One aspect of being a leader is courage. When Moses died, Joshua took over his role as leader. Joshua now had to lead the people across the Jordan to the land G-d was giving them. Joshua was probably scared and had no idea what was going to happen but G-d promised him he would be ok. "'Chazak ! Be strong! For you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their fathers to give them." Joshua 1:6 G-d noticed that he needed courage and gave him wisdom and guidance to lead the people. When faced with tough situations we should always remember to have courage and know G-d is with us at all times.
Integrity also plays a big role in leadership, honesty is a characteristic most leaders should have. "At this time the supervisors and satraps tried to find ground for a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they were unable to find fault or corruption, because he was trustworthy and no negligence or dishonesty could be found in him. Finally these men said, “We’re not going to find any basis for charges against this man Daniel, unless we find something against him regarding the law of his God.” Daniel 6:5-6 When king Darius wanted to set Daniel above all his presidents and princes they tried to find something they could accuse him of but could find nothing because he was an honest man. So challenge yourself to show integrity in what you do during the day, every day. As you do, you'll become a leader whom others will want to follow.
It's finally here!
The middleschoolers are having a canoe trip and overnight August 25-26th
See Sylvia for questions