Threshold – May 3, 2013

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THIS WEEK (Grade 9-12)

There is no regular Threshold this week due to the Retreat.
(You need to be registered to attend)


May 3-5

Drop-off at Church of the Rock on Friday May 3 @ 5:30 p.m.
**Eat before you come, Supper is NOT provided on Friday.
Pickup at Church of the rock on Sunday May 5 @ 4:00 p.m.

What to bring:

Meals will provided Saturday-Sunday plus a snack on Friday night
 Sleeping bag or bed roll / Twin Sheet for mattress
 Pillow
 Clothing – dress for warm & cold the entire weekend and bring extra socks
 Jacket (rain jacket and rain pants recommended)
 Swimsuit & towel
 Toiletries
 Outdoor shoes and indoor shoes/slippers
 Rubber Boots
 Outdoor clothes (prepare for rain/mud)
 Plastic bags for dirty laundry and wet clothes
 Water bottle


Out Night ($5)

This week we will be doing small groups in different locations around the city. Each small group will decide when they get to Threshold, where they want to do their small groups. Many groups go to places like a leaders house, Starbucks or Tim Horton’s to do their small group discussion.

The night will start and end at the regular time (7:11 p.m. –10:00 p.m.) COST: $5

Friday May 10, 2013
7:11 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: Free

(We do have a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase) 


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Invent Something



Inventing Something


Acts 6:1-4

Discussion Starter:

The cell phone has been around for so long and is so normal in our daily life that we don’t even think about it as something someone invented. But way back in 1973 Marty Cooper did just that. Built around the simple idea that people are fundamentally mobile, he used his knowledge to create a way for people to communicate with anyone, anywhere.

While not specifically talked about, the Bible documents Jesus followers inventing lots and lots of things to deal with everyday problems. In Acts 6, the church faced a problem of having widows who weren’t getting properly cared for. So someone came up with the idea… we should have people in the church whose role is caring for widows! That may seem obvious, but someone had to actually invent that.

We share this because the church/youth group needs you to help identify things which aren’t working very well and help creatively invent solutions! With your help the church/youth group can help more and more people in new ways.

3 Questions:

  1. Would you rather be grounded for a month or lose cell phone privileges for a month?

  2. Have you ever lost your cell phone somewhere strange? Where?

  3. What are things that you think your church/youth group could do better?

Chew on this:

If we’re supposed to help invent stuff why does everyone talk about the church not wanting to change?


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Church of the Rock
1397 Buffalo Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L6
Phone: (204)261-0070 or 1-877-700-ROCK (7625)
Email: (Jason Peters)

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