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Fields of Faith 2019

FIELDS OF FAITH 2019

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9th, 2019

7 PM AT SAN MARCOS FOOTBALL STADIUM

What is Fields of Faith?

Fields of Faith is a student-led event. Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. An athletic field provides a neutral, rally point where a community can come together.

Why Fields of Faith?

Fields of Faith is an opportunity for students to stand together and share their faith. In a world filled with pressures and temptations, it’s crucial students stand their ground. At a field, on-campus students, their peers, and community come together with one stand and purpose.

A FUSION FALL EVENT:

 

 

WHAT IS IT? :

“Escape rooms are live-action team-based games where players discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks in one or more rooms in order to accomplish a specific goal (usually escaping from the room) in a limited amount of time. The escape room experience starts with the players meeting their gamemaster, who briefs them on what will be happening over the next hour and gives them the rules for the game. If there is a back story, the players may watch a video or be given a passage to read. The door is closed and locked and a countdown clock begins.

Players explore the room, tentatively at first but then more aggressively as time goes on, looking everywhere for clues. There are usually numbers, symbols, or pictures on the walls but no apparent guide to understanding what they are there for. It’s all a mystery. The first part of the experience is searching through drawers, boxes, pockets of clothing, and underneath and behind everything; well-communicating teams call out what they find and organize things that might go together. At some point, players will discover a puzzle and figure out how it can be solved; some puzzles have directions and others do not.

 

WHEN IS IT? : October 31, 2017, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

 

COST? : FREE!

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE : ANY JR HIGH & HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

 

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US AT FERNANDO@NLCSB.ORG

 

 

 

I Will Not Be Shaken

I will bless the Lord who guides me;

    even at night my heart instructs me.

I know the Lord is always with me.

    I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

      Psalm 16:7-8

 

 

When I was young I remember a time when I was extremely terrified of a rain storm. We lived for a season outside of the city of El Paso, TX. It was literally in the middle of nowhere in the dry plains of Texas. Whenever we had storms, you really felt them. Especially when you lived in a trailer home that was barely holding it together. I remember the night so clearly. My room was cold, our house was shaking and I was just there laying in my tiny bed staring at the ceiling. I could hear the rushing wind outside of my window. The window pane was not of high quality, so it seemed like every other burst of wind would shatter it.

 

I kept thinking of all these bad things that would happen to me if that window burst. I kept thinking over and over in my mind about different scenarios. What if someone broke in?  What if a pole fell on our trailer home? What if it burst into flames? Over and over I kept thinking of all the bad things that would happen.

 

Then out of nowhere, I started singing. I started singing a song that I had learned at a camp I once attended. It was a worship song. I’ve always been bad at remembering lyrics, and this night wasn’t the exception. All I could do is sing the chorus over and over. Something that night changed. Something inside of me.

 

Did the rain stop? no, but my heart was at peace. Was I still terrified of the night? yes, but my attention was on Jesus. The atmosphere of my mind changed. My perspective changed.

 

In the same way, when life gets dark & our soul is in distress, God promises to be present. God has never deceived us, nor lied to us about the trials of this world. He told us life would be tough (John 16:33) But He also reminded us to trust in Him. He is our overcomer. He is our present help. He is strong and with God on our side, we will not be shaken.

 

 

God today I put my trust in you. I trust you with my family. I trust you with my heart. I trust you when everything around me seems to get darker & unstable. I bless you Lord, for you are my help in time of need. Thank you, God, for being present in my need, for giving me the strength to get through it and giving me hope for tomorrow. In Jesus Name. Amen.

 

The Best is Yet to Come,

 

Pastor Fernando 

 

We Need Some Help!

Hello!

We are currently looking for the following in our youth group:

 

  1. WINTER CAMP 2017: We are currently looking for some adults over 25 years of age who would be interested in being drivers for our upcoming winter camp. We are planning on taking vans up to Cedar Crest Camp, but need some extra drivers. If interested or need more information please contact Pastor Fernando at Fernando@nlcsb.org.

2. Fusion Food: We are always looking for someone to help with food the last Tuesday of every month. If you are interested in bringing some snacks, drinks or some food (*approx. for 20-25) please contact Pastor Fernando at Fernando@nlcsb.org. We will connect you with a mom who is helping organize that!

3. Youth Adoptive Mom & Dad: In our youth roster we have about 50-55 students. On any given night we average about 20-27 students. During the summer we average about 25-35 students. We are looking for Moms & Dads who are willing to take one Tuesday (a month, every other month, whatever you can) and hang out with our kids. Be like chaperones, volunteer leaders, moms & dads to our students. If you are interested or would like to hear more about this, please contact me. I will explain the process & details of making that happen!

 

Thank you!

 

-Pastor Fernando Morales

 

 

You Can’t Do Life Alone

“We need to talk” 

I’ll never forget those four words. It was my first semester in college and my roommate met me at the door of our dorm room one late September night. He was firm & a bit shaky but I could tell in his eyes that he cared enough to have the following conversation.

“About what?” I replied. 

He responded,” Fernando this is the second time you come to the dorm past curfew and if the R.A asks me,I won’t lie for you. What’s going on? “

The conversation that followed was one that shaped a lot of things in my life. I learned a valuable lesson that night. I experienced the uncomfortable but powerful & real freedom that comes in accountability. Was it easy? No. Was I caught? Yes. The truth is my roommate ( a fellow christian) had enough courage to ask me the hard question & questions after that night. He cared enough. I knew I needed to grow up.

This past Tuesday we read 1 Samuel 12, where King David is confronted by the prophet Nathan. If you know the story, you know that King David discovered his need to admit to some pretty heavy things. God had sent Nathan to help King David, not only to be free of guilt & shame, but to bring healing to his heart. The truth is this. We can’t do life alone.

God created community for us to thrive & be healthy. Everyone needs a Nathan in their lives—someone who will hold you accountable.

This is more than just turning and shaking someone’s hand at the meet and greet time, or smiling at someone who looks new when they walk into your church, or offering to help a little old lady across the street. Those are nice things, but that isn’t authentic, real community and connection with believers. Nobody was spurred on by your smiling at them, and you’re not spurred on by that either.

What is a spur? Not the basketball team. A spur is something a horseman or a cowboy uses to get a horse moving. It’s not pleasant feeling for the horse I would imagine. I’ve never been spurred before, but I’m just guessing it hurts because they kick it into the side of the horse in order to make the horse move!

You need someone like Nathan to poke you in the side with a spur when you’re getting lazy with your quiet times, when you’re acting out of order with the opposite sex, when you’re slacking in your prayer life. You need someone to encourage you, push you & challenge you to become more like Christ. We need Nathans. We need to BE Nathans.

This week:

  1. Pray & Find a brother/sister in Christ who can be your accountability partner. Someone who is mature in their walk & can lead you to be more like Christ.
  2. Set up a time where the both of you can talk, ask questions & encourage one another.

 

– Pastor Fernando M

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.  – Proverbs 27:17

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JR HIGH SUNDAY SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION

FIRST SUNDAY SCHOOL: JANUARY 29 2017

STUDENTS WILL GO DOWN AFTER WORSHIP

Cool Grad Resources for parents

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Graduation is here!

During this season of transition we have put together a nice list of good books & resources for parents of graduates & soon to be graduates.

 

For College Bound Students:

  1. Thriving at College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World! – By Alex Chediak  – http://www.amazon.com/Thriving-College-Great-Friends-Faith/dp/1414339631?ie=UTF8&refRID=66QEHMYST5JQF3G80TPD&ref_=pd_bxgy_14_img_2

  2. University of Destruction: Your Game Plan for Spiritual Victory on Campus – By David Wheaton – http://www.amazon.com/University-Destruction-Spiritual-Victory-Campus/dp/0764200534

  3. Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World – By Bob Goff – http://www.christianbook.com/discover-secretly-incredible-life-ordinary-world/bob-goff/9781400203758/pd/203751?event=Graduation|1002300

  4. The Graduate’s Survival Guide – By Rachel Cruze (Dave Ramsey’s Daughter) – http://www.daveramsey.com/store/kids-teens/the-graduates-survival-guide/prodgsg.html

 

For Parents of College Students:

  1. Preparing Your Teens for College: Faith, Friends, Finances, and Much More – By Alex Chediak –http://www.amazon.com/Preparing-Your-Teens-College-Finances/dp/1414383126/ref=pd_sim_14_4?ie=UTF8&dpID=51mEp0r-8%2BL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR107%2C160_&refRID=0SKC2T2WGS02GQ1ZPZQP

  2. The iConnected Parent: Staying Close to Your Kids in College (and Beyond) While Letting Them Grow Up – http://www.amazon.com/iConnected-Parent-Staying-College-Letting/dp/1439148309

  3. Article : “Out of The Nest” – By Sandi Gunnet – http://stickyfaith.org/articles/out-of-the-nest