Come and share your vacation stories! Set your heart for the new challenging school year! Also, Maryika and Mrs. Sich will share about their year in Ukraine, where they lived in a close proximity to the war zone and have seen an Eastern European country in turmoil, met soldiers involved in the conflict, lived with people of the land, participated in local religious and cultural life, and gained new perspective on what's really worth fighting for.
Small Group topic: How to become a man after God's own heart?
Encounter.Friday is for all 13 yo and up. Typical Encounter.Friday evening:
WORSHIP and PRAYER (15 min) Employs mostly contemporary praise and worship, with occasional chanting and traditional hymns. Our focus during worship: to encounter God, enter into His presence and dwell in it. Spontaneous prayers, intertwined with praise and worship, intercessory prayer for each other. Occasional LOTH chanting.
TEACHING (30 min) Short, interactive teaching, integrating relevant life issues with reality designed by God. No-nonsense approach. Zero boredom. Integrated with the current series (see below)
ENCOUNTER. GROUPS (60 min) Facilitated by older teens and include sharing, focused discussion, Lectio Divina and prayer; the outline of each session is prepared in advance by the overseers of Encounter. Small group facilitators are trained and equipped on a monthly basis.
CURRENT ISSUES (15 min) Discussion related to current social, cultural, religious or political issues. Prepared and led by teens.
HANG OUT (60 min) Conversations, snacks, games.