Forward Students is the student ministry of Forward Church in Cambridge and Kitchener, Ontario.
Ignite is for Junior High students in grades 6-8. At Ignite we capture the imagination of Junior high students and lay the groundwork for disciples of Jesus.
Radiate is for High School students in grades 9-12. At Radiate, students build deep, durable relationships through connecting in meaningful worship and service.
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When I hear the word restoration, the first thing that comes to mind is the “fixing up” of an old classic car and then immediately after that thought comes one of Mark, a friend of mine who works for a classic car restoration company. This company has crazy expensive cars flown in from all around the world, and he gets to take part in bringing those cars back to life.
Mark was telling me that sometimes a vehicle will come in and he will look at it and think it is far too gone to have any hope of being salvaged. Then the team gets to work, and with a little TLC a piece of art begins to emerge from a pile of rust. Mark was telling me that every car, even the ones that are 100% rusted and neglected, can be turned into a show-car with just the right amount of time and care.
This reminded me of what so many relationships with Christ look like. We are all broken and full of sin. Some of us are so far gone people think there’s no hope left. It doesn’t matter what you have done, or how “bad” you have been, God WILL restore you and through him you will become your own beautiful piece of art.
Taking it one step further, unless you protect your relationship with Jesus, just like the show-car, it too will rust. And just like that classic car, if we continually take care of our relationship with Jesus, it will shine and be noticed by bystanders.
The countdown is on! Can you believe it’s only 3 weeks until we load up the bus and take off for Snocamp up at Muskoka Woods. The hype this year is huge, with Jeff Borton as the speaker and the band, Over Oceans joining us. The registration is going to fill up fast. Have you signed up yet? If not grab a parent and click here. Not sure if Snocamp is the right fit for you? Check out the quick videos below. Above that though, take it from me, a girl that went year after year growing up… You will love it! You will make new friends, learn new songs, you’ll go skateboarding, tubing, rock climbing, and wayyy more. You might even have a food or snowball fight. Trust me when I say you too will end up returning year after year.
It’s about time we pull on our mitts, wrap ourselves up tight in our scarves and act like we are true Canadians. The cold weather is here to stay, let’s embrace it and get out and play, enjoying this winter wonderland to its fullest. Radiate and Windy Hill Farms have collaborated and put together a Winter Fest for all high school aged students. We are going to enjoy a day of skating, sledding and other winter games and activities. There is no cost to this event, but it’s important that you bring warm clothes, toboggans and skates if you have them. Oh, and bring a friend or two!
Sacred about getting cold? Enjoy hot coco and homemade chilly to warm up in the beautifully refurbished Windy Hill barn.
Some additional info that you will need to know:
Location: Windy Hill Farm (207 Glen Morris Rd.)
Date: Saturday January 20th
Time: Drop in any time between 3:30 and 7:00 pm
See you there!