We want to invite your young adult who is or coming into 7th-12thgrades to our summer discipleship institute called ANTIOCH Institute. This is a really big deal, as your son/daughter is declaring publicly that not only do they want to commit to a certain mode of living for the summer, but also they are stating that theywant to be a disciple of Christ who makes disciples. The end game of this letter is to encourage and challenge students to grow in their understanding of Scripture, and their discipleship of others. Here’s the summer schedule at a glance:
The days that they are committing to: June 27th-July 1st
- Wednesday Evening Service Project (Tulsa Crew Only)
- Thursday-Sunday (Tulsa/Dallas Partner Weekend; Staying in Host Homes for entire weekend)
(Please see forthcoming schedule for the full breakdown of the weekend)
Students will be taught the tools that are necessary to understand the Bible and teach it to others. They will be expected to do the homework, have the daily quiet times, and participate in the discussions. We will be studying, in depth, selections from the book of Proverbs.
This material will help students rely on the transforming power of the gospel in the process of becoming more like Christ. As we look at specific topics in the book of Proverbs we will see the character of Christ, and students will be challenged to become like the Lord Jesus as reflected in these characteristics. Also, this study will also help them as they learn the kind of character it takes to lead their disciples on Wednesday nights when they gather for discipleship groups (D-Groups).
As our learning from Antioch Summer Institute 2018 will be carried on in our Wednesday D-Groups, here is what the leaders of those groups will lead their disciples in for the rest of the year:
- Facilitating discussion through questions from Wednesday night lesson
- Cataloging prayer requests and praise reports of their disciples
- Leading their disciples in 2 service projects (outreach) to be completed by end of 2018
In the past we’ve had Metro Bible Church from Southlake, TX (a local church that has many connections to our church) join us for this weekend of training and fun. We are grateful to the Lord that they will be joining us again this year!
COST: $50 REGISTRATION FEE (Includes registration, admission to baseball game, and admission to Main Event)
We are excited about what God is doing through this ministry…and what He is planning to do this summer through our ANTIOCH SUMMER Institute.
FOR HIS GLORY,
Your Antioch Leadership Team
Upcoming Teaching Series
Beginning November 11, 2017
The desire of our heart is to grow our young adults into disciples-making disciples, that they might adorn the gospel of Jesus Christ in a world that seeks to draw them away from God.
- Intimacy with God | Reflecting Christ
The Bible commands all believers to walk joyfully and humbly with God. The youth are included in that command. As such, we encourage and challenge young adults in our church to take serious their personal relationships with the Lord. So things like Bible reading, praying, journaling, etc. we challenge our adults to grow in. Why would we do this? Because we want the youth to see the eternal value of knowing and loving God.
- Community with Believers | Renewing Lives
It’s not enough that our young adults have a personal relationship with the Lord. They need community. They need friends who are seeking after the Lord with them. But they also need community with those in the church. To build a healthy church young adults cannot be overlooked in the corporate direction of the church. They must see themselves as under a group of elders, who watch out for their souls and pray for them (cf. Heb 13:17). They must share the burdens of other Christians (cf. Galatians 6:2). They must pray for those who are in need (cf. James 5:16). As a church, then, we don’t overlook our young adults in the life of the church.
- Influence with Others | Reaching Out
Many of their friends at school, in their neighborhood, on their teams don’t know Jesus. Our young adults have many opportunities to share the gospel! As such, we want to equip our young adults to share the good news of Jesus Christ. So we will frequently refresh ourselves in the basic components of the gospel (God, Man, Christ, Response, & Result) and talk about creative ways to engage their lost friends. In this way, we challenge our students to reach out.
The Bible shows that the primary responsibility of the discipleship of children falls on parents. Deuteronomy 6:6-7 sets a precedence for the parents’ discipleship of their children: “These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on you heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.” The New Testament echoes this responsibility: “Fathers do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4). The purpose of parents, then, is to shepherd the hearts of their children by means of the Word of God to love and obey the Lord.
Parents are not only called to show their children the path they are to take in life (formative instruction), but also to discipline them when they veer off that path (corrective instruction). Because we see the parents’ role to instruct them as so very vital in their lives, our church leaders seek to partner with parents in the task of discipleship, not take it away from them. So we see our role as equipping the parents for the work of shepherding their children (cf. Ephesians 4:11).
On Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-7:45pm we come together in a more laid back environment to discuss and interact with a book of our youth pastor’s choice.
Contact info: Phone: 918-459-0123 Contact us
Service: Occasional service opportunities. Check the events calendar for future projects.
Biblical books that we have exposited: