O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.”   Psalm 71:17

Brian's Notes

You may have noticed throughout the summer that our youth were gone for several weeks. Yes, a few of those Sundays they might have been catching a few more hours of sleep, but this summer has been an especially active one for summer trips and conferences. School doesn’t begin for another few weeks but now is a good time to highlight those trips and thank the many people who made the trips possible.

LeaderTreks Leadership and Mission Trip, June 3-8, Manchester, Kentucky

Ten youth and five adult chaperones traveled to Manchester, Kentucky for a unique experience that gave the youth the opportunity to lead the mission site projects and dive deep into Bible study each morning and evening. Each day started around 6:45 AM and finished around 10:00 PM. In addition to the work site projects, our youth led a Vacation Bible School in a park for local kids. The trip demanded much from our youth, and they excelled and grew in every facet of the trip. They worked tirelessly and collaboratively on the work site. They seriously engaged their Bible studies and shared their thoughts and insights. And most importantly, they encouraged one another and displayed a true Christ-like love and compassion to every group member. It was an honor to see them flourish, and I’m deeply thankful to Robin and Daniel Akerman, Scott Peterson, and Luke Davies who helped make the trip so impactful.

Mo-Ranch Jr. High Jubilee, July 8-12, Hunt, Texas

Eight youth and three chaperones traveled to the beloved Mid. High conference at Mo-Ranch. I was unable to go on this trip, but everything I heard from youth and adults was that the trip was a blast. It was a week for making new friends, swimming in the river rapids, lots of games and activities, and some special sing-alongs in the van. It was probably good I wasn’t there for the singing.  A special note of gratitude goes to our chaperones: Laura Lawrence, Stephen Prettyman, and Jeff Fairchild. Lori Prettyman was the trip coordinator, and her hard work made for a smooth and safe trip for everyone, so a big thank you to Lori.

Montreat Youth Conference, July 15-20, Montreat, North Carolina

Tasha and I had the privilege to take eight senior highs to Montreat, the place loved by so many folks at Trinity. The conference theme was “Lift Every Voice,” which focused on the different voices we hear in Scripture: God’s Voice, Difficult Voices, My Voice, Silenced Voices, and Our Voices. Montreat was a new experience for five of our youth, but the three veterans seemed just as captivated by Montreat’s beauty as those who saw it for the first time. We joked, relaxed, and grew closer together as a group, and I’m thankful for the ways our youth conducted themselves. They admirably represented Trinity and made the week very special and memorable. We thank all those who held us in prayer, especially the prayer partners and parents. It was a great week and hard to drive through those gates on Saturday, knowing it will be a year till we return.   

Grace & Peace,

Brian

Montreat Youth Conference 2017

I thought it would be near impossible for Montreat to live up to all the hype. Everyone, from Pastor Hugh to countless members, sang the praises of this North Carolina paradise and promised that I would love it as soon as I passed through the iconic stone archway. Well, everyone was right! As many of you know, Montreat, in a quiet but powerful way, brings you closer to God and reminds you of the amazing ways that God works in our lives. What a blessing to start my time at Trinity in Montreat! Read More
Mid High Mystery 2017

The Mid-Highs recently returned from their Mystery Trip. They left on June 2 and headed to Atlanta where they spent a fun filled day at Six Flags. Thanks to the Trawick family, they continued on to Highlands, NC where they stayed in their mountain home and enjoyed hiking, beautiful waterfalls, white water rafting and zip lining. The Mid High Group returned to Pensacola on June 8. The theme of the trip and scripture study each day was "I Can" with a emphasis on stepping out and doing things through our Christ who gives us strength. There were 21 who attended in all: 16 youth and 5 adult chaperones.  Thank you to all for your prayers!

Our goal is to provide a creative, youth friendly space where youth will learn to live the life God desires for them. Read More

 

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