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TWO14 PURPOSE AND VISION
TWO14 Student Ministry exists to multiply REAL disciples for the sake of EMWC
by developing mature students who own and live out their faith, growing in their
commitment and love of God for the sake of EMWC to the Glory of God. 
Habakkuk 2:14, Ephesians 4, Colossians 1:27-29

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Sunday Mornings

On Sunday mornings we meet from 10:30am-12:15pm upstairs in room 204. It is meant to be a connecting point for new students as well as a reconnecting point for our current students. The morning includes a hangout time, worship and relevant biblical teaching. 

Wednesday Nights: IGNITE

IGNITE is getting ready to launch on September 12th when we have our fall kickoff. IGNITE occurs most wednesdays throughout the fall and spring semester from 7pm-9pm. There are 3 rythms to IGNITE (check out our Student Ministry Calendar for dates), one is LIT which is a connecting point for current students and a non threating touch pioint for those who are seeking God or completely disconnected from him. We will have food, high energy worship, and games at LIT. The second Rhythm is FIRESIDE; this is a place for students who want to go deeper in their faith, who want to connect to an awesome youth shepherd/mentor and talk about real life and God with their friends. We will have food, worship in a more intimate setting, Relevant Biblical teaching, often times topical in nature, and small groups. Our last rhythm is called EQUIP. This is a time for students to connect and grow in their faith by learning practical skillsets and tools. Here they will learn how to share their faith, how to read the Bible and much more.

Events

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Throughout the semester we have planned events every month, in order to help build better community and engagement among our students. Events range from retreats, to service projects, to just having fun together. 

Calendar

September - February

March-August

Global Outreach (GO) Trips 

GO Trip teams are made based on application and interviews. We raise tax deductible donations individually and as a team for these trips. There is a parent meeting in November with the GO Trip location reveal for the upcoming summer trips.

The stateside trips typically costs $575, which includes food, housing, and resources needed for ministry while there.

Last summer we partnered with "Battle Cry Ministries" in Texas to serve the communities effected by Hurricane Harvey. The trip focus is relief efforts.

Interntional trips typically cost $800 - $1700, which includes airfare, food, housing, and resources needed for ministry while there.

Previously we have partnered with Mission of Hope Haiti, an organization that daily serves the people of Haiti with orphan care, health care, education, church advancement, nutrition, and countless other projects.

This summer we rerouted to Mexico City when travel advisories to Haiti became severe. Our mission became highly relational partnering with Iglesia Biblica Christiana and doing VBS, open air evangelism, and sports ministry.

View a video of the 2018 trip highlights here.

 

Annual Events

RENEW - A winter retreat for 7th - 12th grade students. Biblical teaching, authentic worship and a fun camp with multiple activities during MLK weekend (Sat-Mon) in January. 

Spring Break - Each year we do something with the students during this time off from school. This may be a fun 3-4 day trip that typically invovles camping and other outdoor activities or serving at a local ministry with no overnight commitment. In 2018 we served with Community First! Village in Austin.

Friendsgiving - A thanksgiving themed meal on the first Wednesday in November. Bring a side to share!

DARE2SHARE - Dare2Share is an incredible opportunity to share the Gospel alongside your friends with broken and lost people in your community. It's a movement in which 10's of thousands of teenagers across the nation are joining together to share the life changing reality of Jesus Christ with their community. It all happens on October 13th, @ our host location First Baptist Pflugerville from 11am-630pm.

Christmas Lock in - In 2018, this will be on the 21st of December, the last day of school for the fall semester for many of our students. We will have a campfire, games, good fun, and spend the night at the Church. 

Summertime - During the summer students are invtied to be part of the 

GREAT ADVENTURE:

  • Captain's Camp - A one night event in March for our high school students who are interested in becoming leaders among their peers, especially for those who want to be Team Captians or Lieutenants for our Great Adventure Bible Club teams.
  • Boot Camp - This is a training camp for a week in June when we train students to be leaders, story tellers, and evangelists preparing them to lead our Bible Clubs. (Commitments to serve at Bible Clubs and attend Boot Camp are required in May.)
  • Bible Clubs & Summerfest - Four day event in June where students share the Gospel and Bible stories with children in neighborhoods througout our surrounding areas. Summerfest is the community-wide carnival we have in our church parking lot on Friday of Bible Club week from 6:30pm-9:00pm. Everyone is welcome!
  • GO Trips - Global Outreach trips to stateside and international locations for one to two weeks in July.

Summertime - Wednesday Night Hangouts are on Wednesdays when there isn't another large event going on.

Student Ministry Pastor: Chad Butterworth

Adminstrative Assistant: Mariah Smith