The 5th and 6th graders will be embarking on the 2019 New Year Recalibrate journey with the entire Newport Mesa Church family by taking the 21 Day Prayer Dare. During the four Sundays starting January 6 and ending January 27, the 56ers will learn about prayer and fasting as Jesus taught it. Jesus invited his disciples to “watch” as he prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane, then to “pray” as he prayed. What he was teaching in the most desperate time of his human existence will be what the 56ers are going to be learning. They will learn:
Jesus prayed both Take this Cup: Honest and Not my Will: Abandon. What happens when we pray through this tug-of-war of our own souls as Jesus did – honestly and with abandon and surrender to God.
We will consider Jesus’ Garden prayer in Matthew 26:36-46, Mark 14:32-42, Luke 22:39-46 and John 18:11.
Activities for this series will be:
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The preteens will experience two weeks of movie clips that focus on Christmas themes centered on prayer and humility. The last two weeks of the year there will be no 56 but instead, all church family services will be held.
This 4-week Sunday series will help preteens understand the impact that your words have on your life and the lives of others. This series will take us through the Thanksgiving season where 56ers will have the opportunity to use thank-power. Each day you will participate in fun games and activities to help reinforce the power of your words.
This 4-week series shows preteens how their faith can help them confront the fears of failure, rejection, sharing your faith, and the future. Each week features slime-themed opening games and activities that your students will LOVE! StageofLife.com surveyed 445 students on the topic of “what are your fears?” They found the following about our preteens:
• 66% of teens are afraid of the future or life after graduation
• 40% of teens are afraid of peer pressure or not fitting in with people at school
• 30% of teens are afraid of being bullied or harassed at school or other groups
• 6% of teens are afraid of depression or suicide
Every day, our 56ers are battling fear in their hearts and minds. They need love and guidance from those around them to enable them to confront their fears and allow God to replace them with faith. This series will equip our 56ers with the tools they need to combat fear and learn what the Bible says about it.