Friday, April 30, 2010

Opportunities this next week (May 2-8)

I just wanted to give you a heads up on some opportunities for your student(s) to get involved in with the high school ministry at PFB this week.  Here goes:

  • POMONA BEAUTIFICATON DAY. We want to be a ministry that is about making a difference in the community that God has put us in.  With that, a number of our high schoolers will be helping clean up a yard of an elderly woman in Pomona on Saturday morning.

  • SUNDAY MORNING. Please encourage your high schooler to join us on Sunday mornings at 9:45 in the B-Building.  This is our time to be in community — just a bunch of high schoolers being high schoolers and worshipping Jesus together.

  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT PFB. This Wednesday night at 7:00pm we will be finishing up our current series called, "REVELATE."  It's going to be an explosive finish.  Again, please feel free to join us for worship.  If you can't make it to the church, then watch the service live online at

  • DANCING WITH FRIENDS. This is happening this Friday, May 7th.  This is one of the coolest ministry opportunities that we have.  We go and help put on a dance for some developmentally disabled adults in our community.  That's right.  We go and help with the food, take pictures, hang with the people and DANCE WITH THEM! It's an absolute blast.  If you've never heard about this, then shame on your high schooler. :)  If you would like to go and see for yourself, or want more information on this for your high schooler, please call Ashley at (909) 938-4737.  She is the one who heads up this ministry.

As I close, I want to encourage you to encourage your student to get involved in a LifeGroup.  We are in the process of organizing these LifeGroups (small groups) and getting them meeting.  These LifeGroups are so important for students to be involved in.  If you want more information about them, or want to sign your high school student up for one, please contact me at or call me at 909-629-5277, ext. 3044.

Also, please pass on this blog to any high school parents.  This blog will be the main mode of communication between us so that you are kept aware of things that are coming up or to hear about how things have been going.

Hang in there as you continue to strive to raise teenagers who love Jesus.  Listen closely: you just might hear the applause of heaven.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Oh my goodness!!! You have to come to a Wednesday night at PFB soon! It's absolutely incredible what Jesus is doing.  Last night, Pastor Josh spoke on the fourth pillar of the movement that God is doing in the Next Generation ministry at PFB: rapid mobilization.  The main point: we've all been called and gifted for God's service.  At the end of the service, people went forward and filled out cards to share possible ways that they can help and what they are passionate about in ministry.  POWERFUL NIGHT!!!!

If you can't make it into the worship service on Wednesday nights (or your high schoolers don't want you to :)), go ahead and catch it live online on Wednesday nights at  You can watch the whole service from start to finish.

Thank you again for allowing us to partner with you as you raise your teenager(s) to love Jesus.  Take care.

What a ride,

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Next Series on Wednesdays

I just wanted to give you a heads up that we will be finishing up our current series called, "REVELATE" this next Wednesday night.  After that, we are starting a new series for six weeks titled, "Dating, Sex and the Bible."  It is a verse-by-verse look through the book of Song of Songs.  I've personally taught this same series to the high schoolers twice in the past five years.  Song of Solomon is an amazing book that takes us through a romantic relationship from start to finish, according to God's design for relationships.  It starts with attraction and then moves on to dating, courting, the wedding, the wedding night, marriage, the first fight, and reconciliation.  It is a blast to work through with the high schoolers.  I'm so excited about this series.

I do need to let you know that Song of Solomon is a pretty graphic book.  We will teach in good taste but we will also be teaching the book to everyone there on Wednesday nights, being true to what the text says and means.  If you have any specific questions, please call me at 909-629-5277, ext. 3044.  Thank you.

What a ride,