Week of Nov. 13

IMPACT FALL RETREAT

It is getting late in the semester. You’re feeling tired, we’re feeling tired, but the students are way past tired. 

They have been exhausted since October.

Between the mounds of homework, sports activities, choirs, dances, school plays, and part-time jobs it is by God’s grace that the students are still functioning properly.

So it only seems fitting to give them a break. But this retreat is not just a short vacation, it’s much more than that. 

The Impact Fall Retreat is designed to help the students refocus and recenter their lives back on the Lord and His Word. 

We will also be spending a lot of time together. This will help students reconnect with old friends, make new ones, and develop deeper relationships with LifeGroup leaders. 

This is one retreat that students cannot afford to miss out on. It is for their good – help them see that!

Click the button below to sign up! 

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IGNITE

Each Thursday from 3:30 – 5PM Missions Intern Aogu Suzuki mentors a group of students and disciples them in their ability to lead worship. 

This past Sunday in Collide two of Aogu’s students got the opportunity to assist Aogu in leading worship! 

Both Rylie & Izzy are 8th grade girls with great talent and hearts for the Lord. Rylie got to lead by playing the keys; while Izzy sang her heart out! It was amazing to see two young girls grow not just in their abilities but to deepen their relationships with Christ! 

If you have interest in getting your student involved with Ignite email Agou Suzuki – Asuzuki@cvconline.org

PARENT VOLUNTEERS

Hey parents!
Are you looking for a great and simple way to partner with us
as we minister to students? 

The best (and easiest) way is to help us by
providing snacks for Impact! 

It is super easy. Click the button below to find our signup genius. From there you just add your name to the week that best fits you, your budget, and your schedule! 

Thank you in advance!

Click here to volunteer!

IMPACT FAMILY TIME

This was week 5 of our Truth is Truth series! This was our final week of sermons, with next week being a panel discussion on everything from sex and sexuality to gender and the LGBTQ+ Community. 

This past Sunday, Pastor Joe Valenti walked us through 2 Timothy 2:22-26 

By breaking down verse 22 in short segments
Joe hammered home what it means to:

– Flee Youthful Passions
 – Pursue Righteousness, Faith, Love, and Peace
– with those who call upon the Lord

Joe explained that the context for fleeing youthful passions and pursuing righteousness is within community. Too often we feel as if we need to hunker down in the bunker of faith alone. But we were made for community. Joe challenged the students to go deeper in their friendships and to seek others out who need friends. 

Verses 23-26 then outline how we are supposed to deal with everyone outside of ourselves.

We are to have nothing to do with fools or ignorant people and that we are to be kind and teachable, able to listen to others. We are to then correct people of their false beliefs with patience and love in the hopes that the Lord will lead them to repentance.

This coming week is our panel discussion! You’ve been asking questions all month long and we are getting ready to answer them as best as we can.

This coming Sunday at 4:30PM  – we’ll be ready! 

Click the button below to catch up on sermons and find resources to help educate yourself on the LGBTQ+ Community and how to show
the love of God. 

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COLLIDE FAMILY TIME

This week we heard from missions intern Aogu Suzuki. He taught from 1 Peter 2:9-10. 

Aogu helped us understand just what it means to be:
A Royal Priesthood
A Holy Nation
To Belong to God

God has specifically chosen us to be a part of His family – His kingdom. It is an incredible privilege.

Aogu’s big take away for us is that we are an extraordinary people who have been chosen for an extraordinary purpose. That purpose is to go shine the light of Christ to all people of all nations.

Another challenge for us is to stop settling for the things on this earth as ultimate. All too often we find ourselves getting caught up in sports, jobs, shopping, the internet, or what people think about us. This causes us to lose sight of who God calls us to be and that is EXTRAORDINARY! 

This week sit down as a family and read through 1 Peter 2:1-12. Talk about how, as a family, you can live Holy Lives together.

Talk about the things of this Earth you find yourself getting caught up in instead of being extraordinary for God. And how, as a family, you can help each other stay focused on God. 

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