Attention all high school ladies,
On May 5th The Haven will be exploring the outdoors as we take a hike at the Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim Hills. We will meet at the church at 8 AM and be back by 1 PM.
We will enjoy God’s creation as we take a beautiful hike and have great fellowship, devotion, and fun with one another. Make sure to eat a good breakfast before you come. On our way back to the church, we will stop to grab some lunch, so make sure you bring some money for food. If you’d like to bring snacks with you for the hike, feel free, and make sure you bring water.
We hope many of you will be a part of this fun adventure. Whether or not you have been hiking before is not an issue. We will be taking a nice shady trail, and we will not be rushed. So join us and have some fun!
Here is a sneak peek of what we will see on our hike!
Join the Activate High School ministry and enjoy a night of fellowship as we play some softball and eat some BBQ food! The cost is $5 and you must fill out a release form. We will meet in the Loft at 6pm, and then carpool together to the softball field at Grove Community Church. And make sure you bring any softball/baseball gear that you have (glove, bat, etc.) Hope to see you there!
Check out the Details:
- When: Friday, April 27 at 6pm
- Where: The Grove Community Church (meet at the Loft at Harvest at 6pm to carpool)
- Cost: $5
- Bring whatever gear you have (ie. glove, bat)
- Bring an appetite, we will barbeque up some food at the field.
The Activate High School ministry is linking shields with Harvest Relief Corps to minister to the people of Haiti on August 5-14. Roughly 20 students and leaders will be ministering and serving in Haiti as they seek to be a part of the work that God has been doing there since the devastating earthquake in 2010. It is going to be a blessed venture as the students give of their time, resources, and energy to embody the gospel of Christ to a nation in ruin. Please pray for the planning of this missions trip!
In order to reach the youth of our city, the Activate High School Ministry is partnering with the Crux Jr. High Ministry to host an evangelistic outreach, called “The Uprising.” We want the young people of our city to stop living for the things of this world and start living according to God’s Word. We want our youth to rise up and take ground for Christ and His Kingdom. We want students to make a difference in their homes, schools, churches, and communities. We want an uprising. We will have a concert with the band Sixteen Cities and an evangelistic message from Pastor Daniel Hooper. This is a great opportunity to bring a friend to hear the gospel!
Here is the info:
- When: Wednesday, April 25 at 7pm
- Where: The Court at Harvest
- Cost: Free
- Band: Sixteen Cities
- Speaker: Pastor Daniel Hooper
Last week, 10 students and leaders from Activate joined with the Apologetics Ministry to go on the UC Berkeley Apologetics Missions Trip. We were in Berkeley, CA from March 30th through April 3rd, where we learned how to both deepen and defend our faith. We built and strengthened friendships while site-seeing in San Francisco and we had lots of laughs as we came up with crazy puppet performances late at night. But apart from all of the fun and fellowship, our trip consisted of two primary objectives: education and evangelism.
The Apologetics Mission Trips are unique because they provide a lot of opportunity to learn and grow in our understanding of both our faith and in the faith of others. On our trip, we invited two well-known atheists to come and present their position to us. Their topics were, “Goodness without God” and “Why I Became an Atheist.” After their presentations, we were then able to dialogue with them through a time of Q&A, which turned out to be very beneficial and thought-provoking. We were able to ask questions that got them thinking, which brought to light the various weak points in their arguments.
In addition to having people come to us, we also visited several places to learn. First, we visited a Hare Krishna temple, where we toured the temple and heard a basic presentation of their beliefs, and then had a time for Q&A. Next, we visited a Unitarian Universalist church, which accepts all religions as being equally valid and true, and we were able to ask questions about their beliefs in comparison to Christianity. And finally, we had the great privilege of going to the home of Dr. Phillip Johnson, a former UC Berkeley law professor and author, who is considered the father of the Intelligent Design movement. He encouraged us to stand firm in our biblical conviction of a Creator, and to stand against the deceit of Darwinism.
The educational aspect of the mission trip was not just about acquiring knowledge, but about applying that knowledge through evangelism. We were able to take the arguments and tactics that we learned through apologetic training sessions and use them to talk with students from UC Berkeley. We had many fruitful conversations that challenged students to think about truth, morality, religion, and God. After discussing their views and beliefs, we were able to share about our faith and the gospel. Even though we were at a very prestigious and intellectual school, many students admitted that they had never given serious thought to these big issues in life. By God’s grace, we were able to get them to start thinking about these important topics, and to consider the claims of Christ.
Overall, we had a great time. We learned a lot, laughed a lot, and we strengthened our faith and our friendships. If you want to join us next time, be on the lookout for the next Apologetics Mission Trip! CLICK HERE to see the pictures from our trip!