SUNDAY MORNING (9:15am) & SUNDAY NIGHT (6pm) TEENS RETURN SEPTEMBER 5!
SUNDAY MORNING TEENS
5th – 12th grades | 9:15 – 10:35 in the gym (outdoors as possible)
Join together during the 9:15 service (starts September 5) at Forcey. All students will start together for some breakfast snacks and games before we transition into age-specific smaller focus groups. (5th and 6th grades will leave at this time for a Sunday School Class).
We will focus on reviewing and previewing the weekly sermon from the main service at Forcey. Then, we will study the passage which is about to be taught for this weeks’ sermon. Hopefully, all students will stay for the 11:00 service. Our goal is to take a deeper look into what God is teaching us at Forcey Bible Church through His Word, and for students to grow in their personal application of the message and their ability to study and understand the Bible. Along the way, we will enjoy some breakfast snacks, games, time in worship and prayer, and develop friendships and personal connections between students, and with adult leaders.
Location & Covid Notes: We will meet in the gym (or outdoors through the gym exit if the weather is nice). The 5th-6th grade class will meet in a separate to be determined location after our initial gathering. Masks are not required outdoors but are required indoors per county order. We will try to maximize outdoor time where possible. Any food will be served outdoors.
SUNDAY NIGHT TEENS
6th – 12th grades | 6 – 8 pm outdoors* at Forcey
THIS WEEK’S TOPIC (9/12) – “Can truth be known?”
Join us as we resume youth group for the fall (starts September 5). Each night features hang out time, a large group game, a Bible message, and time for breakout groups where students help each other apply God’s Word to their lives. A light snack is provided.
*We stay outdoors as much as we can since there is no masking required. Plus, the weather is beautiful this time of year! If there is bad weather, we will go indoors. Check here by 4pm on Sunday afternoon for an update if we plan to go indoors.
Fall 2021 Curriculum –
Title: “CAN I ASK THAT?”
Some people sit in church for years and feel like certain hard questions are not sincerely discussed. Often, they ask these questions as teenagers, and leave their youth wondering if God is silent on these matters or thinking that maybe they are just supposed to wrestle with these things in silence. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is no question too deep, or too hard, for God.
This fall at Forcey Teens, we want to wrestle with some of these hard questions.
As we wrestle with them, we will use two tools. Both tools come from the same tool chest – the only tool chest able to reliably help us navigate the hard questions of life. That tool chest is revelation, and the two tools inside the tool chest are special revelation and general revelation. Special revelation is the inspired Word of God, the Bible, and is described in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 and Hebrews 4:12. General revelation is the wisdom found in observing God’s creation and is described in Psalm 19:1-4 and Romans 1:20.
With these two tools in our hands, we will be able to wrestle with these hard questions with confidence. When using these tools to work on these questions, students can emerge not only with a stronger faith but a more vibrant and confident witness for Jesus.
Here are some of the questions we will be asking on Sunday nights at Forcey Teens this fall. The schedule and exact order of topics will be updated one week in advance at www.forceyteens.org. The lessons will be differentiated for middle school and high school depending on topic sensitivity.
- Can truth be known?
- Is it wrong to doubt God?
- Does evolution disprove the Bible?
- Why do bad things keeping happening?
- Does God endorse violence?
- Is hell real, and how could God send people there?
- Is Christianity against diversity?
- What should the church do about racism?
- Does God discriminate against women?
- What’s wrong with sexual impurity if it’s so common?
- Is homosexuality a sin, and why?
- What about someone who feels they are transgender?
- Can I lose my salvation?
- Can’t people be good without God?
*Curriculum combines the wisdom of “Can I Ask That” by Powell, Candy, & Griffin and “10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask & Answer about Christianity” by McLaughlin, and “CounterCulture” by Platt
CSB BATTALION 555
Thursdays 7:00 – 9:00 PM | Forcey Bible Church (indoors)
For Young Men, 7th to 12th Grade
Battalion is a Christ-centered discipleship program designed to build young men into Christian leaders. Through our weekly meetings, we provide our young men training and opportunities for leadership with an emphasis on evangelism and discipleship, utilizing team building and outdoor activities. For more information, click here.
Our goal at Forcey Teens is to equip and encourage 6th-12th grade students to live out faith in Jesus Christ. We do this by:
- Faithfully and energetically teaching the Bible, God’s relevant Word to all generations.
- Creating meaningful small groups for students to develop “friendships of faith” with people around their age – people who will encourage them in the Christian journey.
- Surrounding students with godly adult role models who will care for them and challenge their faith and life growth
- Providing high-energy activities and fun gatherings which help break down social walls, foster friendships, and are welcoming to newcomers.