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The Flip 8.10

This summer has flown by and it was a very busy, but fruitful, season of ministry. With camp, mission trips, and weekly events and Bible studies, we were always doing something. I have to say thank you to the many parents and volunteers who stepped up to help make this summer a success. I n looking back over the last several weeks, here are some thoughts on what I learned this summer: * It is really hot inside a haz-mat suit while on a roof in Orange Mound * Water spouts (a tornado on water) are fascinating to watch from a 9th floor balcony * Overseeing seven 15-passenger vans on an 8 hour road trip can take years off your life * Brady Bramlett has the best Justin Bieber hair swoosh * Oil spills may deter vacationers, but nothing can stop God’s presence from Orange Beach * Guatever * Middle school 80’s night was like being in middle school all over again * Having great ABS has nothing do to with working out * Eavesdropping on a conversation between 7th grade girls is quite educational * It’s easier to eat a meter-long steak in Guatemala than you might think * God is truly a God of the nations * Coley Sontag is very uncomfortable around strait jackets * Watching middle schoolers play bingo with senior citizens is an accurate picture of the gospel * It is really dumb to plan camp and an international mission trip back to back * Sometimes trailer tires blow out at mile marker 180 on 1-55 * It is really hot inside a haz-mat suit while on a roof in Orange Mound (repeated for emphasis) * Being Youth Minister of the Day definitely has its perks * Eating Lambert’s twice in one week is great for the buds but not for the belly * Junior boys may not realize that swimming in the ocean is not the same as taking a shower * The worst drivers in America have nothing on drivers in Guatemala * Jeff Maxwell has a weak stomach and is very afraid of bats * We have the best students in America * God is faithful to those who long to serve Him I hope this summer was as good for your student and family as it was for me. I truly believe our students are walking into this school year spiritually ready to be obedient to God’s calling in their lives this fall. Join me in praying and partnering on their behalf that we might see God do great things in the weeks and months to come. Because of Jesus, Jason

follow us... Realtime results for Switch Student Ministry Incoming 7th Grade Parent Meeting: August 1 @4PM If you’ve got a child who’s about to be entering the 7th grade, you need to be at this meeting! We’ll introduce you to our Student Ministry, prepare you for what to expect this coming year, and give you resources for dealing with your soon-to-be teenager. The meeting will be in the Rock. Student Connect Groups: August 15 For the last two years, we’ve desired to unify our Connect Group offerings on Sunday morning. Currently we only have 15% that attend our 8:15am Connect Groups while the remaining 85% attend our 9:30am Connect Groups. As we start our new Sunday morning schedule on August 15th, we will begin offering only one Connect Group time for students. Students at BBC will have Connect Groups at 9am and participate in worship during the 10:30am service. Girls Mentoring: August 15 We have begun sign-up for a new session of girls mentoring running from August to December. The deadline to sign up is August 15. The commitment is one meeting a week for an hour with a woman from our church who has expressed an interest in mentoring a teenage girl. Currently, we have 11 girls involved in our mentoring session that ran from May to August. For more information, call Tracey at 333-3368. SWITCH Service: September 1 @ 6PM Our Wednesday night worship service for students will start back on Sept. 1, the same week AWANA resumes. We’ll meet in the Rock, enjoy fellowship, games, worship, and teaching. Encourage your student to join us Wednesday nights at 6!

TRENDING TOPICS Taylor Lautner If you have a female living in your house, you’ve probably heard this name at least one (million) times this summer. For those of you who have no clue who he is, this guy plays Jacob Black, the shirtless werewolf wonder, in the Twilight movies. Here’s a brief bio on Lautner for those of you who might not be so up-to-date on teenage heartthrobs. Age: 18 Birthplace: Grand Rapids, MI Religion: Roman Catholic Skills: Karate Other Acting Roles: Sharkboy (The Adventures of Sharkboy & Lavagirl) Willy Harrinton (Valentine’s Day) Stretch Armstrong (movie being released 2012) Notable: Highest Paid Teen Actor

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LOOKING AHEAD August 1 // 7th grade parent meeting //4pm August 3 // FINAL abs & luau // 7pm August 4 // FINAL flip bible study // 6pm August 8 // student mission celebration // 5pm August 15 // promotion sunday August 18 // 2nd annual mud bowl // 6pm September 1 // SWITCH service resumes // 6PM SWITCH U // Sunday nights at 5PM SWITCH SERVICE // Wednesday nights at 6PM

Culture Clues INCREASIED DRUG/ALCOHOL USE AMONG TEEN GIRLS “A new study released late last month showed that "teenage girls are more likely than teenage boys to perceive the potential benefits from drug use and drinking, making teen girls more vulnerable to drug and alcohol abuse." Here's the gist: girls thinks drugs are a good way to deal with problems like stress or issues at home. In the past, girls didn't want to hang around with drug users. But now, only one-third of girls have that attitude toward illegal substances.�* What can you do to help your daughter avoid this mindset and this destructive behavior? Visit the link below for tips on how to be proactive in helping your daughter make wise choices. *Quoted From: Lifeway Girls Ministry Blog

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The Flip 8.2010  

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