“When he returned to his disciples he found them asleep. He said to Peter, “So you could not keep watch with me for one hour? Watch and pray that you may not undergo the test. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” ~ Matthew 26:40
While Jesus was focused on preparing for His upcoming Passion and the salvation of mankind, Peter and the other disciples were found asleep. It always surprises me how many instances of the gospel from 2000 years ago still relate today. How often does God have something important happening and we are found sleeping?
The summer can be a blast and involve many wonderful vacations, camps etc. but it has the tendency to get us off track spiritually because we get out of the habit of a daily routine. We become lazy and sleepy regarding the spiritual life. Faith doesn’t simply “happen” but is intentionally grown through relationship with Christ. I challenge you, as the school year begins, to make a commitment to growing in your spiritual life while you grow academically
One way you can do this is by intentionally scheduling time for faith growth. At OLMC, we offer many opportunities for this. See below for the many faith growth opportunities and how to sign up for them. . Make Jesus important because He makes you important every second!
Life Teen – Life Teen meets on Sunday nights from 6:30-8:30pm and includes dinner, games, a teaching about our faith, small group discussion and prayer. This is for all those in 9th-12th grade. The first Life Teen is on September 15th at St. Michael Hall. At least one parent is required to attend the Parent Meeting on Monday, September 16th at 6pm at St. Michael Hall.
Edge – Edge meets on Tuesday nights from 6-7:15pm and includes games, teaching, fellowship and prayer. This is for all those in 6th-8th grade. The first Edge meets on September 17 in the Gathering Room at the Church.
Confirmation Preparation – Confirmation meets twice a month on Sunday from 3:15-4:45pm at St. Michael Hall. High School Confirmation prep is for all those in 10th, 11th or 12th grade starting this Fall. The first Confirmation session is on Sunday, September 15th. At least one parent is required to attend the first session. Visit the Confirmation page for more details.
“Summit” Wednesday – Summit is a weekly Bible Study that meets on Wednesday nights from 7-8:30pm. It includes fellowship, prayer and a chance to reflect on the upcoming Sunday scripture. This is for all those in 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade. Our first “Summit” will be on Wednesday, September 18 at the Gathering Room in the Church.
Click here to register for Life Teen, Edge and/or Summit.
Click here to register for Confirmation Preparation.