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2016 Passion Conference

January 2 – 4, 2016

12th grade students, we’ve got tickets to Passion 2016!

We are so excited for you to come with us for this fantastic conference.

Once you register, we’ll send you info on carpool, packing list, etc. The conference schedule is below.

We’ll stay as a group, Saturday & Sunday nights, at the Holiday Inn Express: 111 Cone St NW Atlanta, GA 30303

Cost: $250/student

Sign up online HERE. We only have a LIMITED number of spots, so save yours now!

Conference Schedule:

Saturday PM
7:30 PM Session 1
10:45 PM Community Groups

9:30 AM Community Groups
11:00 AM Session 2
1:30 PM Session 3
3:15 PM Session 4
7:30 PM Session 5
10:45 PM Community Groups

Monday AM
9:30 AM Community Groups
11:00 AM Session 6

community outreach day

Apostles’ Community Outreach Day


 On Tuesday, I got the opportunity to spend a few hours touring the Atlanta Dream Center. I am BLOWN AWAY by what God is doing through this great ministry in our city. I have been praying for a ministry like this for STS to partner with in the Atlanta area, and I am overwhelmed with how God is moving in and through them.

 This Saturday our high school students and families will have a chance to partner with ADC to “Adopt-A-Block”. We will be handing out food and clothes to those in need.

 At the same time, our middle school students will be in STS making Christmas cards for prisoners through HeartBound Ministries.

 To join us at the Atlanta Dream Center: Sign up HERE!

To join us in STS for HeartBound Ministries: Sign up HERE!

  We are so excited about this opportunity to show and share the love of Christ in our city. This Saturday will be a game changer for sure.

Ryan Garrett

Director of Student Ministries

HeartBound Ministries

Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Volunteers: Unlimited. Any age range.
About: Volunteers will make Christmas cards for prisoners. Come and go any time between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. All supplies to make the cards will be provided.
Address: The Church of the Apostles 3585 Northside Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Atlanta Dream Center

Time: 10am-12:30pm
Volunteers: 200
About: Volunteers will go to nearby neighborhoods and give out food, ect.
Needs: Groceries, winter clothes (Large/XL), toiletries Note: You do not need to bring these items to participate, however, you can donate if you wish.
Address: 652 Angier Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30308


JAMES series

James: Developing a Faith that Works

We’re so excited about the next 5 Wednesday nights!  We’re going to be diving into the Book of James and what it means to have a FAITH that WORKS.

7th-12th grade students will be studying 1 chapter per week in small groups. These groups will be split by age group and gender (middle school girls, middle school guys, high school girls, high school guys).

Meet us in The Loft for worship at 6:00 pm!



Leading up to Thanksgiving, we will be diving into what it means to be truly THANKFUL to God… in the good days, in the bad days, and everyday.

7th-12th graders, join us Sunday mornings in November for this special series!

Pancakes 8:45-9:10/Worship 9:15-9:30/Teaching & Groups 9:30-10:20


Operation Christmas Child Packing Party!

Sunday, November 8

Bring your family and friends and join us in the STS gym right after the 10:30 worship service to help pack 1,000 shoeboxes with small gifts to send to children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.

Here are some special features of this fun event:

> Photo booth so you can include a photo in the boxes you pack
> Card-making stations to make cards for the children who receive the boxes
> Packing stations with items to fill the shoeboxes
> Lunch available for $5/person or $15/family (Pay at the door)

Impact the lives of children and families with this simple gift and the Gospel booklet that will accompany the boxes!




5th & 6th Graders, save the date:

November 6-7, 2015

for our Annual Radiate Weekend!

“Run the Race”

Join us for Radiate Weekend for an exciting time of fellowship and discipleship designed for 5th- 6th grade students. We will kick off the weekend with dinner, games and a large group worship service. Friday night, November 6, after worship STS Students will stay the night at The Church of The Apostles.

Our speakers for the weekend are Mark Johnston and Chad Cannon. They will be teaching from Hebrews 12:1, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”

Drop Off/ Pick Up

Students should arrive at COTA between 5:00 -6:00 p.m. on Friday, November 6. Students should be picked up from COTA after our worship time on Saturday evening November 7 at 8:15 p.m. On Sunday morning students will attend their regular Sunday school activities.

Cost: $50/student (includes all food, transportation, activities and a t-shirt)

Online registration for this event has closed. Please call Jenny in the STS Office with any questions: (404) 591-2470.


Friday, 11/6/15
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Sign in
6:00 pm: Dinner in STS
6:45 pm: Games & recreation
7:15 pm: Teaching time
9:00 pm: Fun & fellowship
11:00 pm: Lights out!
Saturday, 11/7/15
9:00 am: Breakfast in STS
10:00 am: Teaching time
11:00 am: Fun & fellowship
12:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 – 4:30 pm: Malibu Grand Prix
5:30 pm: Dinner in STS
6:30 pm: Games & recreation
7:15 pm: Teaching time
8:15 pm: Parents pick up at COTA


This Week in STS {9.6.15 – 9.13.15}

Sunday, September 6:

5th – 12th graders, join us in The Gym for worship and large group teaching with Ryan.

The Loft will be closed for a surprise to be unveiled for Promotion Sunday, Sept. 13!

Wednesday, September 9:

5th-12th graders, join us in The Den for worship and large group teaching!

Sunday, September 13:

This Sunday is going to be AWESOME!

Pancakes are back. {Served at 8:45 am in The Cafe}

The surprise in The Loft is going to be unveiled.

Classes are officially promoting.

After worship and teaching in The Loft, we’re back to our table groups led by adult volunteers.


We can’t wait to see you!

Also, you and your family are invited to join us from 5:00 – 6:30 pm in The Loft for dinner and a “Meet the Garretts” evening.


This Week in STS {8.30.15 – 9.6.15}

Sunday, August 30:

We invite you, STS Families, to join us for a joint Family Service for Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry families. This gives us the opportunity to worship together at the beginning of the school year, introduce key ministry staff, set the vision for the coming year, and pray together as families.

We’ll gather in the STS Gym from 9:00 – 9:15 a.m.. Light refreshments and coffee will be available. Starting at 9:15, worship will be led by our STS band, then Zack Carden, Director of Family Ministries, will share the vision for Family Ministries at The Church of The Apostles. He will also introduce our new Director of Student Ministries. We’ll close the service by praying together for our families and the coming year.

*Children’s Ministry (elementary age) will be watching Pilgrim’s Progress in room 420.

**All STS students (5th-12th grade) will be in the Family Service.


STS Families, we’re going to the Braves vs. Yankees game on Sunday, August 30 @ 1:35 pm!

Please contact the STS Office to reserve your tickets! (404) 591-2470 or

Tickets: As of Thurs. 8/27/15 all tickets have been reserved. If you’d still like to join us for the Braves Game please email Jenny!

No Basketball

Wednesday, September 2:

Join us for family dinner in The Commons from 5:00 – 6:00 pm followed by fellowship, games, worship and Bible study in STS from 6:00 – 7:15 pm.

All 5th-12th graders will be in The Loft. After worship, Ryan will be teaching!

Sunday, September 6:

5th – 12th graders, join us in The Gym for worship and large group teaching with Ryan.

The Loft will be closed for a surprise to be unveiled for Promotion Sunday, Sept. 13!

STS Parent Prayer