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Train Up!

Coaching the Next Generation to Spiritual Maturity

We’re excited to invite all 5th-12th grade guys and their dads to a special two-day event on Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14. We sincerely apologize for the short notice concerning the change in event. Originally our calendar said that “Bass N’ Blast” would take place this week. However, we’ve decided to go in a different direction for the event this March in an effort to diversify our Father-Son events.

The focus of this Father-Son “Stay-treat” (no over-night) will be “Coaching the next generation to spiritual maturity.”

“Train Up” Father-Son Event
Friday, March 13 & Saturday, March 14
Where?: The Commons, The Church of The Apostles

Special guest speakers:

Matt Brinkley. A graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Covenant College, Matt has worked in student ministry since 1978 and currently coaches youth ministers through PACT Ministry. He has written numerous student discipleship manuals, student pastor training materials, books for student pastors, and training materials for parents. He has a great heart for youth pastors, students, and parents.

 

Ben Pollard. Ben and his wife are members of The Church of The Apostles. He has two sons, one who is playing college football and the other plays college baseball. Ben is a Master Strength Coach currently working for Georgia State Athletics. His coaching experience has included Sam Houston State, TCU, Alabama, Texas A&M, and Mississippi State. He has a passion for helping and training young men to focus on their character and goals in life.

Schedule:

Friday, 3/13:

7:00 pm – Dinner in The Commons

7:45 – 8:45 pm: Worship & Session 1

  • Matt will speak to fathers
  • Ben will speak to sons

Saturday, 3/14:

9:30 am – Breakfast in The Commons

10:15 – 11:15 am: Worship & Session 2

  • Matt will speak to fathers & sons

11:30 – 12:30 – Lunch

1:00 – 3:30 pm – Activities

Cost: $30/person (no more than $70/family)
Activities are a la carte pricing.

Sign up here.

Please feel free to contact the STS office  (404.591.2470) with any questions.


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Asheville here we come… Girl’s Retreat 2015

April 10 – 12, 2015

All 7th-12th grade girls are invited to join the STS staff ladies for a weekend of discipleship, our annual Girl’s Retreat. We are excited to explore God’s Word with you. We are renting a home near Asheville, NC and will be exploring the Biltmore on Saturday. This retreat is such a unique chance for us to encourage each other in faith and to learn more about God. We can’t wait for you to join us!

Sign in: Friday, April 10, in STS, at 5:00 pm
Return: Sunday, April 12, in STS, 5:00 pm

COST: $125.00 / person (includes lodging, meals, transportation, and activities)

Deadline to sign up / cancel: Wednesday, April 8th

If you have questions, please call the STS Office: (404) 591-2470

SIGN UP HERE!

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2015 Guatemala Mission Trip!

4th Annual Mission trip to Guatemala!

June 20 – 27, 2015

For the past 3 summers our group had a phenomenal experience working with a ministry called Impacto. God has provided and moved in tangible ways; so we’re returning again in 2015!

We will be taking a team to the Lake Atitlan region of Guatemala from June 20th to June 27th. Impacto is a ministry that works throughout Central and South America. Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Central America and provides a great opportunity to serve. Impacto’s mission is: “To bring salvation, hope, healing, and peace of Christ to the Spanish-speaking world.

Our group will be working with Impacto in numerous ways: constructing homes for widows’ families, doing Vacation Bible Schools, feeding programs, as well as many other services provided for the poor and lost of Guatemala.

If you’re interested in details of the trip, feel free to call the STS Office at (404) 591-2470.

You can pick up the application in the STS Office or email jsessoms@apostles.org to request a copy via email.

The cost of the trip is $1,600.00.

This trip is open to current 9th-12th grade students (2014-2015 school year).

If there are spots left, we will open the trip up to rising 9th graders on March 1st.


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Unity in Service

Unity In Service

Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. (Colossians 3:12-17 ESV)
 

The weekend of January 16-18, 2015 a group of 35 7th-12th grade students gathered in STS for our annual weekend Winter Mission Project. Though we always have a lot of fun, and the students had the chance to show off in our Friday night Talent Show, the focus of the weekend was serving and meeting the needs of our local community here in Atlanta. It was an incredible blessing to see God at work in the hearts of these teenagers as they worked together to serve God and love others. They put aside the desire for personal recognition and rest (on a long weekend!) and instead chose to come together and love the people of our city.

We worked with a variety of ministries. Family Heritage Foundation/Mission Service Corp. missionaries Bennett & Idong Ekandem work with refugees in the Atlanta area, specifically in Clarkston, GA. Good Samaritan Health Center provides “affordable comprehensive medical, dental, mental health and health education services for underserved individuals and families in Atlanta.” Women of Gilgal works with women facing homelessness due to addiction. Resource Service Ministries works with widows in the Atlanta area, helping with house and yard work. Ronald McDonald Houses provide “temporary housing and support services to families of ill and injured children being treated at local hospitals.”

Enjoy a few pictures from the weekend!


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Family Ministry at Apostles

We’re so excited about the announcement of Zack Carden as the Director of Family Ministries here at Apostles.

Zack Carden has been working with our College and Transition ministries here at Apostles for over three years and now he is moving into a new role over Family Ministry. Please take some time to watch this video, a Q&A with Dr. Youssef, which explains Zack’s heart and vision for Family Ministry. Also, check out the Apostles Families blog!


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Coming Up: 2015 Winter Mission Project!

Mark your Calendars: January 16-18, 2015 is our

Winter Mission Project

for 7th-12th Graders

All 7th-12th grade students are invited to join the STS staff and volunteers for our 2015 Winter Mission Project! Our group will be partnering with local Atlanta ministries for two days of service projects. We love this weekend because it is our chance to share the love of Christ with our community! We’d love for you to join us for this opportunity right in our own backyard.

ONLINE REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED.
Please call the STS Office if you would still like to register your child!
 
Cost: $75.00 / person
(Includes all meals, transportation, a t-shirt, and special Saturday night activity)
** For planning purposes we request that students participate in the entire weekend.

Call the STS Office with any questions: (404) 591-2470.

DROP OFF/PICK UP
Drop off at Church of the Apostles (STS) on Friday, January 16th at 5:00 pm
Pick up at Church of the Apostles (STS) on Sunday, January 18th at 4:00 pm
 
Schedule:
Friday, January 16th
 5:00 pm – Sign-in in STS
6:00 pm – Dinner & activities in STS
*Group will be spending the night in STS
Saturday, January 17th
Service projects
*Group will be spending the night in STS
Sunday, January 18th
Attend STS & 10:30 am Church service
Lunch in STS
Afternoon service project
4:00 pm – Parent Pickup

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

We are so honored to a part of your lives. We genuinely hope that this Christmas season your homes will be filled with the peace and joy of Christ!

“And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
“Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
~Luke 2:9-11~
 

We love y’all!

Merry Christmas,

Your STS Staff


5th Annual Mother-Daughter Pictures

Saturday, December 6th, the STS Loft was filled with our 5th-12th Grade Girls and their moms. It was a blessed morning filled with good food, great conversation, and the JOY & HOPE of Christmas.
STS Ladies, Kristin, Anna, & Jenny are so blessed by you! We had an amazing time. Merry Christmas & enjoy some pictures from the morning.
*Photo Credit: Carl Newton

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STS Superheroes!

Sunday night, Nov. 16th, our gym was transformed into a superhero wonderland! We had such an awesome time with our STS families with a cape-making competition, some pretty great home-made costumes, watching Captain America, and lots of time on the inflatables!

A HUGE Thank you to our staff, media & facilities teams, Action Packed Parties, and everyone who came and made it so much fun! We are truly blessed to be a part of this community.

Enjoy the photos!


Church unity in action!

Sunday, November 16th we were so blessed to have some of our widows join us for our annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox packing party. During our Sunday school hour we packed and prayed for nearly 200 boxes!

We’re so blessed to be part of such a generous and loving Church body.