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January 2013

The Official News-zine of Amplify Student Ministries


The Purpose of AMPLIFY is to help students…

Ascend love God! (Mark 12:30)

Mature learn God! (Matthew 28:20)

Provide love others! (Mark 12:31)

Love Invest serve others! (Luke 10:2)

Fun Youth Evangelism share God with others! (Mark 16:15) LIVE LOUDER

MAX’D CONTENTS

Activate: Bible Studies Necessary Knowledge Song of the Month Gospel Word Search Amplify Pictures & Playlist steinHOWer TO Social Feedback BOOST: The Gospel Necktie Revolution New Year Resolutions Resources Calendar / Event Details

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Stalk us on the interwebs!

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/theAmplify TWITTER: @AMPL1FY ISSUU: www.issuu.com/volumemaxd

Amplify is the Student Ministry of Pentecostal Assembly Church 9 Ninth Ave Eau Claire, WI 54703

Sierra Steinhauer Writer 02

La Chispa Poet

Clinten Decker Writer

T.J. Heidenreich Editor


... pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.—Luke 10:2

ADVICE TO GET YOU STARTED

Teaching Bible Studies

IT’S AS EASY AS A-B-C!

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GET A BIBLE STUDY

Looking to teach a 1-on-1 Bible study? Here are some goods times to ask if a friend would like to be taught a Bible study: 1) They ask you faith questions 2) They bring up God 3) They request prayer 4) They visit Church 5) The Spirit prompts you

Rather try for a group Bible study? 1. Determine a time and venue (casual, comfortable, and access to food!). 2. Make invitations. 3. Invite people like you would to your birthday party! I know hearing “Hey, I’m having a bunch of friends over for a Bible study and cake!” would work on me.

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PREPARATION

1) Know what you’re teaching. 2) PRAY!!! Pray, not just for the person you’re going to teach, but pray that you would have a spiritually sensitive mind as well. If you want to help someone, you can’t do it with a carnal mind! 3) Enlist back-up. If you’re new, find someone with experience. If you’re experienced, invite someone who hasn’t ever taught before to see how easy it is! 4) Protect the environment. No, I’m not talking about recycling. Make sure that you pick a place for your Bible study that will not be prone to constant noisy distractions and disruptions. 5) Follow-up on commitments. A phone call and a few texts lets people know you care and that you’re taking this seriously.

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1) Don’t be in a hurry, but don’t waste others’ time. 2) Be confident but not arrogant. Admit when you don’t know an answer. 3) Build relationships! Don’t rely on whatever study you’re using as a crutch… really talk! 4) Avoid arguing! Steer the course of the conversation back to the Bible study topic. 5) Acknowledge others’ faith. Always assume they WANT the truth. 6) Mix in personal stories, testimonies, and illustrations. Allow them to share their experiences. 7) Always plan to give time for questions and discussion.

What tip(s) would you give a student teaching their first Bible study to a friend

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Set a date and time. Move heaven and earth to make sure that date happens. They must know you care about them. -Reagan Matheson Pray before and during like everything depends on prayer. Study and really know the material. Fill your heart and let ‘er rip. And keep it simple! -Ron Gross

8) Have enough Bibles for everyone present. It is a Bible study, after all.

Start smart.

BE: Clear / Friendly / Excited

DON’T BE: Misleading / Pushy / Confrontational / Shy 03


Necessary Knowledge Test your knowledge and deductive reasoning with these fun questions! 1. Dueling is legal in this country as long as both parties are registered blood donors: A. Mexico B. Brazil C. Paraguay 2. Xenophobia is the fear of what? A. LED Lights B. Foreigners C. Xenon

Sleep-Deprivation-And-Mountain Dew-Inspired Song of the Month Music and lights Hello Friday nights

3. Children typically grow the most during what season?

Friends and fellows Anything but mellow Crank up that bass

A. Spring B. Summer C. Fall

Need a dew? We got a case Greeters at the door

4. Which of the following items was originally made from an entire dead sheep skin?

Confetti on the floor We know parties and fun But we’re not done

A. Bagpipe B. Coat C. Backpack

Blessed and crazy We’re rarely lazy

5. In ancient Rome, this was considered a sign of leadership:

It’s all for Him You’ll be full to the brim Bring your heart

A. Broad Shoulders B. A Missing Finger C, A Crooked Nose

He’ll do His part Don’t worry ‘bout a thing

6. What activity does the average human do five times a year? A. Walk the Distance of the Equator B. Go Out of Their Country C. Clip Their Toenails

We’re linked to the King Fresh wors, always new Never dull, purple hue Passionate and full of soul Renew your life, make it whole Lifted hands, open hearts

7. Mario, from Super Mario Brothers, was originally called what?

Real talk, and true friends Here is love that never ends

A. Skipboy B. Antonio C. Jumpman Answers on the bottom left corner of page 14 :) 04

It’s where relationship starts

-Sierra Steinhauer

-La Chispa


GOSPEL WORD SEARCH

WORD BANK

BAPTISM BLOOD BORNAGAIN BURIAL CROSS DEATH FAITH

GOSPEL GRACE HOLYGHOST JESUS JOHN LIFE LUKE

MATTHEW PENTECOST PROMISE REPENT RESURRECTION TONGUES WATER 05


MAX’D PLAYLIST WHAT BEATS ARE CURRENTLY GETTING DROPPED AT AMPLIFY? We’re glad you asked!

Your Love Never Fails Newsboys

Live It Out Abandon

His Kind of Love Group 1 Crew

Right Beside You Building 429

Reckless Jeremy Camp

Draw the Line Disciple

Promises Sanctus Real

Me Without You TobyMac

Jesus in Disguise Brandon Heath

Brand New Day KJ-52

The Proof of Your Love For King & Country

Kings and Queens Audio Adrenaline

I Will Find You Jimmy Needham feat. Lecrae

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Britt Nicole


BACK

Sierra’s

2013 is here, and the New Year is still fresh on our minds. New Year’s resolutions are something that almost everyone makes. Now, before you lose all hope on your newly laid-out goals and plans, here are a few tips to keep in mind so you don’t get discouraged along the way. An easy way to set a smart goal is to follow the S.M.A.R.T. acronym.

Specific Make sure your goals answer the “W” questions: who, what, where, when, and why. A general goal would be “I will be cleaner.” A specific goal would be, “I will clean my room three times a week to stay organized.”

Measurable

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AMPLIFY asked its social media followers,

“What are some of the most important things that we believe?” Peter Morken / @SirPeterMorken

Definitely gravity. Yeah. Ella Budzinski / @EllaBudzinski

You need to have a way to measure your progress. This helps you stay energized when you attempt to meet a goal. Ask yourself, “How much?” or “How many?” How will you know when you have accomplished your goal? If you have only cleaned your room twice so far this week, you know you have not quite met your goal.

Attainable Try to develop the attitudes, abilities, and skills required to reach your goal. If you always have clothes hanging out of every drawer in your dresser, yet you have a relative whose closet is so organized every garment is color coordinated to the next one to it and shoes sitting below, consider enlisting their advice or ideas to gain the skills you lack. Then, practice the tips they’ve shared until doing these things become second nature to you.

Realistic Be realistic and create goals that you are both willing and able to work on. If you create too easy of a task, you will not try to change. If you make it too difficult, you will discouraged if you miss the mark.

Time-bound Be wise when establishing a time frame to meet a task you wish to achieve. If you skip this, you will have no sense of urgency to accomplish your goal. If you have already created goals this year, make sure your goals are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound. This year, let’s make our goals SMART!

-Sierra Steinhauer

Jesus is God. Mawwiage. The carnal mind is enmity with God. Surge Ministries / @SurgeMinistries

Worship is a lifestyle Ethan Garcia / @EthanGarcia_

Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”

Samantha Angell / violingurl777

John 3:16, Hebrews 13:8 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Clinten Decker / @clintenshane

Deut. 6:4-5 “Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Matthew Hastreiter / @MHastreiter

Even if we do not feel something, we know something. #NoGodNoTruth #KnowGodKnowTruth

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“Gospel” in the Greek: euaggelion GOOD TIDINGS

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1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you THE GOSPEL which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

Apply the Gospel through Faith! “For by GRACE are ye saved THROUGH FAITH…” Ephesians 2:8 WHO? Adam Noah Church

GRACE Don’t eat the fruit! Build an ark! Obey Acts 2:38!

FAITH Ate the fruit... Built an ark! Obeyed Acts 2:38!

SAVED Died :( Yes! YES!

Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth… Go ye into all the world, and preach the gOspel to every creature. But if our goSpel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: ... knowing that I am set for the defence of the gos Pel. ... we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gosp El, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which trieth our hearts. And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospe L of peace; For I am not ashamed of the

(Romans 1:16, Mark 16:15, 2 Corinthians 4:3, Philippians 1:17, 1 Thessalonians 2:4, Ephesians 6:15)

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Are You in Tune? DESCRIBE THE GOSPEL BELOW

OVER THE NEXT MONTH... DO THIS!

□ PRAY for God to help you share the Gospel this month! □ READ the chapters below and to the right.

Are You Plugged In? RECALL AND WRITE YOUR NEW BIRTH EXPERIENCE

□ MEMORIZE the six verses below and to the left. □ WRITE in the spaces provided about the Gospel and 2nd birth. □ PRACTICE saying what you wrote out loud. □ SHARE what you wrote with a friend or loved one.

Recalibrate Your Cranium READ THESE CHAPTERS & INTENSIFY THE GOSPEL

□ □ □ Matthew 26-28 □ □ □ John 1-3 □ 1 Corinthians 15 □ □ □ □ □ Romans 2-6 □ □ □ Genesis 1-3 □ □ □ □ Acts 2, 8, 10, 19

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College & Career Ministry

Necktie Revolution presents

January 29th, February 26th

Tuesday nights, 8:00PM Conqueror’s Hall “Forgotten and Unplugged: Why Young Adults Don’t Serve God” Come to revolutionize your connection with your generation, your purpose, and your God!

The

LEAP February 16th, Saturday night, 8:00PM

Games & Fun! Please bring a treat to pass :)

Hosted at Pastor & Sister Bennett’s House

2013 WI HYPHEN CONFERENCE—Madison, WI PAYMENT/REGISTRATION FORMS DUE SUNDAY, 2/3/2013 Hotel: Rooms are available for $101.00 for 2 queen beds or $91.00 for 1 king. Registration Cost: $30 per person Lunch: Provided by Panera Bread for an additional $10 per person. (optional) Drop cards with all service audio will be provided to those who pre−register.

TOTAL COST: Share a Room: Registration + Hotel Room = $65/person. +$10 for optional lunch. Your Own Room: Registration + Hotel Room = $121. +$10 for optional lunch. 10

Keep up: Www.facebook.com/necktierevolution, or on twitter: @NecktieRev


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New Year Resolutions Every year, during the first week of the new year, people begin to make lists of things they want to do, or change, in the coming year. Many people find motivation in the New Year to get better in areas that they feel they need to improve upon. While most resolutions are noble, many well-intentioned people lack the commitment and motivation to keep them. I am among those people. The only ones I can think of that can keep every resolution they make are the ones who resolve to never make any resolutions.

I believe that, even though 88% of people (these numbers are verified by Wikipedia) fail at

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their New Year’s resolutions, new resolutions still need to be made every year. Failure to recognize the need for change is one of the greatest obstacles to change. So, how DO we stick to our resolutions? You could resort to adhering to nerdysounding acronyms (see page seven). Or, you could try a more social route. Studies have shown that sharing your goals with a friend or someone you trust is a great way of increasing your chances for success. Even making your goals public, like through a social media site, can provide a significant motivational boost. Also, breaking your goal into smaller goals can provide extra incentive because you can see your goal being accomplished as you complete each step. My resolution challenge for you this year is to find a way to make yourself accountable to your resolutions. Don’t let all your resolutions be empty promises but go the extra mile to do what is necessary to insure that you prepare yourself for changes and growth. I hope that you all have at least one resolution that encourages growth spiritually. These resolutions should be the most important. If you don’t have any resolutions yet, then let your goal be to have a heart that is open to whatever God will speak to you about this year. Now, for your enjoyment, some more resolution comics:

-Clinten Decker


...Provide things honest in the sight of all men.—

Appsentials FOUR APPS, & THEY’RE BETTER THAN NAPS

Romans 12:17

YOUVERSION

WHEN YOU PAY, THEY PAY A new study by the University of California shows that students’ grades decline the more parents provide financial assistance. “Really?!” ...said no parent ever.

WHAT: Bible App

INSPIRATION ON THE INTERNET Magazines InsideOut, the only web based magazine for apostolic youth http://www.insideoutmag.org/ Wisconsin District News http://wisconsindistrictnews.org/

Youth Worker Resources The Commune-ity: My World. My Neighborhood. My Resources. http://www.thecommune-ity.com/ Youth Specialties | Where It’s All About Youth Ministry. http://www.youthspecialties.com/ Room 1228 http://www.room1228.com/

Blogs David McGovern, “The McBlog” http://davidmcgovern.wordpress.com Joshua Griffin http://www.morethandodgeball.com

Twitter Pastor Brian, @BrianMwilliams; Joel Urshan, @joelurshan; Tim Vik, @imviktim David K Bernard, @davidkbernard; Seth Boyte, @sethboyte; Russ Cripps, @russcripps Terry Shock, @terryshock; C.S. Lewis, @CSLewisDaily; Paul Mooney, @pauldmooney

GRAPES

DISLIKE GIANTS

BAPTIZING…

...MICROPHONES

THE GOSPEL

HIDING THE GOSPEL

SANCTITY OF LIFE “ W E BELIEVE ” FASTING

iphone, android, webOS

BLUELETTERBIBLE

Online Finds

LIKE

WHAT: Bible App WHY: It’s simple, straightforward, and has the best Bible-readingplan-tracking I’ve come across.

ABORTION

WHY: Better search and study capabilities than YouVersion. Sorta like Bible ninjitsu. iphone, ipad

GLO BIBLE WHAT: Bible App WHY: It looks cool. Also, easy access to detailed maps, pictures, and related articles to what you’re reading! iphone, ipad, PC

GAME SHOW SOUND BOARD WHAT: Plethora of crazy noises WHY: WHY NOT?!

iphone, ipad, android

FAITH WITHOUT WORKS WEIRD STOMACH NOISES 13


DETAILS LEADERSHIP MTG Youth Team Meeting, in the Youth Room

BREAKFAST JUICE The Jr High and High School Sunday School classes combine once a month for a special morning jolt!

NECKTIE REVOLUTION A special time of Bible study and fellowship for young adults age 18-20’s.

LEADERSHIP MTG II A short midmonthly basetouch, for a few minutes immediately following service.

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DETAILS AMPLIFY

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18 AMPLIFY Prayer—6:45PM Service—7:30PM

19 EGGSTRAVAGANZA 10:00AM

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26 SR BIBLE QUIZ Madison, WI

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Camp North

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15 RIOT NIGHT AFC, Eau Claire 7:30PM

16 NECKTIE GAME NIGHT 8:00PM

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REVIVAL

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Come early for prayer 6:45-7. Games & café open from 7-7:30. The epic weekly youth service begins at 7:30. Games & café open again after service until 9:30. EGGSTRAVAGANZA A Necktie Revolutionhosted breakfast. YOUTH PRAYER A special day of coordinated youth prayer and fasting. Fast a meal or the day, then join together for a half an hour of prayer, following by some light healthy snacks and board games. 7-8:30. SR BIBLE QUIZ Amplify’s Bible Quiz Team’s 1st tournament! RIOT NIGHT Monthly youth rally, hosted by Apostolic Faith Church in Eau Claire. Special speaker: Rev. Avery Ritchie NECKTIE GAME NIGHT A game night for young adults, ages 18-20’s. 15


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