Thursday, October 27, 2011

Hope to see you Sunday night....doors open at 5:30

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


No...we don't have Irritable Bowel Syndrome; but we do have our very own In- Between Scene this Sunday morning!! If your a middle or high school student or a parent of one. Or, if you have no earthy idea what VERB Student Ministries is...come by The VERB Lounge this Sunday morning at 10:30 - 11:00 and check us out or just come and hang out with us and drink some coffee and eat some doughnuts. Hope to see you there.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Facebook without ceasing

Have you ever read this passage before: "Never stop praying." 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and thought "There is no way that can happen". I know I have before and felt as if it was an impossible task.

The other day I noticed that I kept looking at my phone and refreshing my facebook page and realized with office computer, home computer, phone, Ipod that I am always connected to facebook. Always connected to my 500 something friends (I know I should downsize). Probably the longest I go without checking facebook is while I am sleeping (I know, another thing I should downsize).

But it got me thinking about this 1 Thessalonians 5:17 and our students at VERB. We have taught on this passage before and taught that prayer is not about always having to be in a quiet place, you don't have to be kneeling down, you don't have to close your eyes. Prayer could happen anywhere (just like facebook can happen anywhere). Yes, there are times....many times; daily even, that we should slow down, be quiet, kneel, close our eyes.

I don't know if Paul, the writer of 1 Thessalonians is implying that never stop praying means to always be in your prayer closet or always on your knee with your eyes closed. I believe that he was telling us to have more of the facebook style of prayer; that you are always connected to God, your never too far from Him in your thoughts or words. You are always hitting the refresh button making sure you and God are up to date on everything.

Never Stop Praying becomes attainable when we are checking into God as you would be checking up on a friend.

Paul is not trying to make our life harder, but easier. If you go a couple of hours or a couple of days not connecting on facebook and you log in and want to read all that you missed it will take some time (or if you’re like me, you give up). But if your always connected like I know most of us are it only takes a few minutes. The same is true with Paul's thinking, if you never stop praying it’s easier to stay up to date and connected to Him. And not feel like you have to play catch up and often feel like you want to give up.

So today, every time you check facebook first say a little something to God and check in with Him and see how your life might change throughout the day.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

5th Quarter

Were hosting an event on Oct 14 called 5th Quarter, basically a blow out party. It's intention is to get students to come out after the football games on Friday night and hang out at VERB. It will start at 9pm and go until midnight. Were going to have Chick-fil-a, a band, a massive bonfire and games. Cost is $15 for the night. Tickets are on sell now for the event.

Here's the catch if you buy you tickets by Oct 12 you will be registered for a $50 gift card to iTunes. So if you wanted to you could buy your ticket and all of your friends tickets for them (then collect the money from them later) and you be registered to win the card for all those tickets. Our hope is to have a ton of students come out and get as many tickets sold early as possible.

Get in before it's too late....

Changes to the OCT. calendar

This month we have had to make some changes to the calendar for the month of Oct. The changes are:
- Oct. 21 Friday night Frenzy
- Oct. 28 David Crowder Band Concert

Both of these events have been canceled for this month. FNF is canceled because of the 5th Quarter were doing on Oct. 14 at 9pm and we don't want to over load the calendar every week. More info about the 5th Quarter to come out later today.

David Crowder Band Concert is canceled because the event sold out several weeks ago and the only tickets for sell are like $176 as of yesterday.

If you have any questions about these events please email me at