Thursday, December 16, 2010

HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT REGISTRATION OPENS


SAVE THE DATES!! Get forms for you and your friends by clicking on the "forms download" link down the right-hand column. It'll be a weekend you won't forget!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

what will you do . . ?


You may have a really sweet idea of what God would have you do with the money given to you to "give love away." If you're still trying to figure it out, that's cool too. Just pay attention to what's going on around you, and God will reveal your opportunity to you in the right timing. People will be blown away by someone doing something nice for them - just because. If you haven't gotten your $ yet, we can give that to you when ELEVATE and PULSE meet next on Sun 31st. Share God's love by following His lead! When something cool happens, tell everyone about it by posting at: www.giveloveaway.info
Looking forward to awesome stories . . . Steve

Thursday, October 14, 2010

studentLIFE is the BEST!

Steve is trusting me to "adminsiter" the blog...whatever that means. Scary

Thursday, October 7, 2010

a "love" check up . . .

Want to do a little check up with me? In 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, Paul describes what love is: Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Try this . . . let's try inserting our names in there ( "Steve is patient . . . Steve is not self-seeking" ) and see if it's true. If it's not, let's ask God to continue shaping and molding us unti it is. See you Sunday!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cool Quote, "for keeps" & SOAP VERSE . . .

"You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." -C. S. Lewis.

the "for keeps" verse this week is: Romans 12:5 "we are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other."

try doing a SOAP journal on this verse, it's really simple:
S - scripture - write it out, copy it down - absorbing as you're writing
O - observation - what do you notice? key words? what is God saying to you?
A - application - here's the "so what?" - should we adjust our actions? what do we do about it?
P - prayer - write out your response to what God has shown you - "God, thank you for . . . help me to . . ."

hope you're having an awesome week . . . see you on Sunday!!
Steve

Thursday, September 16, 2010

MAN vs. FOOD - PULSE at Bella's Burgers


PULSE will meet this Sun, Sept 19 from 6:00p-7:30p at Bella's Burgers in Basking Ridge. Bring friends, hang out and enjoy some of the best burgers and fries around. The address is 52 S. Finley, but it's actually the lower backside of the building - use the parking lot across from the Library on Maple. Bring some $ and we'll see you and your friends at 6:oo!!!!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

the GREAT ESCAPE


It's about fun times with friends, learning about God, studying His Word, growing closer to Him, celebrating His goodness in worship and having a BLAST doing it!! It makes me SO PUMPED for ELEVATE and PULSE to get started again on Kickoff Sunday, Sept 12th . . . see you and your friends then!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

S.O.A.P. verses????

if you need good sources for S.O.A.P. verses, click on the links over to your right labeled "daily food for thought" and "relationship . . . NOT religion" - there's new, good stuff there for you every day!

Monday, March 22, 2010

an amazing weekend . . .


we are so grateful to God for the weekend retreat He gave us. minds refreshed and refocused. friendships developed and deepened. at least a dozen students taking the first step in their relationship with God, and many more taking additional steps. it doesn't get much better than this!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

S.O.A.P. verse for today

1 John 1:8-10
S - Scripture - write it out. O - Observation - what jumps out at you as particularly important words or phrases or ideas? A - Application - so what? what is God telling you? how should it affect you? P - Prayer - write out a response to God based on what you just learned. Enjoy the time you spend allowing the God of the universe to communicate with you!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

STRENGTH & BEAUTY BEGINS . . .


If you're curious and hungry, this is for you . . . join us starting TONIGHT at 6:00 in the Student Lounge for a small group setting, a chance to ask questions, seek answers and take the next steps in your relationship with God! See you there!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT!!!


Calling all 9th-12th graders ( including Seekers ) to invite as many of your friends as possible to come along March 19-21 as we head to the Poconos for an amazing weekend that you will NOT forget!! The weekend will feature a ginormous tubing hill that empties onto the frozen lake, boot hockey, gym and climing wall, bonfire, quiet walk, firplaces, rockin' band, talks on relevant topics, crazy games, messin' with Sasquatch, food and more!! Sweet prize for the person who brings the most friends. The registration form is available for download to your right . . .