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.
So what's new?
Ignite TakeOff Spring Retreat
Our annual junior high spring retreat is coming up!
This year we are headed to Camp Widjiitiwin, with a lot of fun stuff going on that we have come to love like swimming, hanging around the campfire, wall climbing, rope course, talking together about God’s story and much more. Click here to register.
Departure: leaving Forward Church Cambridge at 5:00pm on June 8
Return: back at the church by 4:30pm on June 10
What to Bring
Money for dinner on the way up
Pillow and sleeping bag
Modest bathing suit
Does winter have you feeling squirrelly? Time to get up and get moving. If you are in high school make sure you join us and hundreds of others at Snocamp 2018. This year you will be zip lining, skateboarding, tubing, rock climbing, and more. The speaker is Jeff Borton and the band this year is Over Oceans. Both are loved by all. Meet new friends that you will look forward to seeing year after year. Our bus isn’t full until you are on it.
Do you have your ticket yet? Everyone wants one so grab it up before someone else does.
Registration closes on Monday February 26 so click here to get the snoball rolling.
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.