...because they are never too old to need you.
BreakAway 56 is where we partner with you, the family, to lead your student into a growing and life-giving relationship with Jesus Christ. It is our desire to partner with you as we journey through life with your student. Along the way, we aim to follow the Bible's plan for the family (Deuteronomy 6:4-9).
Update 9/17/17 - 9/30/17
We have BA56 Wednesday Night this week on 9/20 from 7-9 pm. Hope to see lots of tweens then!
We will be participating in the Elverson Parade on 10/18 and one of the things this event requires is lots and lots of candy to be successful. We will start collecting candy this Sunday so if you are able to donate candy between now and 10/15 that would be wonderful.
More details will be coming about the time, place and what we will be doing for the parade in the coming weeks. Please mark your calendars now so that you and your tween can join us that night!
Our next BA56 Wednesday Night will be on 10/4 from 7-9 pm. Hope to see lots of tweens then!
One last thing:We are considering changing the time of BA56 to 6:30-8:30 pm. Our hope in doing this would be to help those tweens who need to get to bed earlier during the school year, as well as tweens who have lots of homework. Our thought is that the tweens could then get home by 9 pm or a little before and still have time to do homework without being up crazy late.
I would love to get your feedback on this so please let me know if this would be helpful or more of a hindrance. Thank you in advance for all those who take a minute to let me know.
Week 3: Pressure of Extracurricular Life
Bible: Proverbs 16:18, Romans 12:2, Colossians 3:23
Bottom Line: Do your best and honor God in everything you do.
So far this month, we’ve talked about the physical burden that comes with all the schoolwork and homework that you’ll have this year. It can really wear you out, but God can renew our strength! Then, we talked about the mental burden of trying to live up to the expectations of our parents. When we mess up, God is faithful to forgive and keep on loving us.
This week, we’re going to talk about the other part of life that is probably taking up a lot of your time. When you’re not at school and not at home, most of you are participating in extra-curricular activities. These activities include playing a sport, singing, dancing, playing an instrument, art, writing, and more.
All of these activities can be great ways for us to have some fun, but it can also become another source of pressure! We can become overly competitive or be a perfectionist in our extra-curricular activities.
Our bottom line is this: Do your best & honor God in everything you do. You don’t need to be #1. Don’t let pride be your motivation to do your best, trying to get approval and recognition from others. Do your best because it honors God. If you’re not #1, that’s okay.
When we choose to work hard for God and not for others, we will experience much less stress in our extra-curricular activities. Instead of always trying to be the best so that others will notice us, we get to be content with where God places us and how He uses us.
Week 4: Pressure of Spiritual Life
Bible: 2 Corinthians 4:6-12; 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
Bottom Line: Our weakness is the greatest opportunity for others to see the light and power of Jesus Christ.
This is the last week of our series called Under Pressure. So far, we’ve talked about the pressures you face at school, at home, and in your extracurricular activities. All of these areas are important parts of your life, but they can become stressful especially in a busy time like now.
This week, we’re going to be talking about the pressure of being a good Christian. We all have weaknesses and make mistakes. This creates a lot of stress and pressure because we feel like we need to have it all together. Paul understood that his weakness was a chance for others to see Jesus working in his life. He wanted God to take the “thorn” away, but he was willing to bear it when he realized that Christ was using it to show others His mercy and grace.
Have you ever tried to think of your mess-ups, failures, and weaknesses that way? It’s hard to think of our weaknesses as good things, but maybe God has put those times in our lives for a purpose. Maybe you have a “thorn” so that others can see how God’s grace is working in you. Our bottom line for today is: Our weakness is the greatest opportunity for others to see the power and light of Jesus Christ.
You may feel the pressure to cover up your weaknesses and pretend like everything is perfect. We don’t have to face this pressure because the Bible reminds us that our weakness is the greatest opportunity for others to see the power and light of Jesus Christ.
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