making their student pastor proud…

This is one of the most proud moments of my life from being a student pastor. There are just times when everything comes together, your teens really step up, and show you how much they are learning from your teaching. This is totally one of those times. Watch. Enjoy. And see…how our guys are becoming real men…on our ski trip…

CBSM Ski Trip 2009 Recap

We just got back from our annual CBSM Ski Trip, so I just wanted to quickly think back through it for those of you who might be interested…or reminisce with me if you went!

 We shoved off with 62 people filling our charter bus and 15 packer van at about 8am on Monday morning.  On the ride up, God was really working in my heart concerning what to preach on for the trip’s worship services.  Two years ago, I had spoken on loving each other.  Last year, I had a guest speaker go on the trip with us.  I was thinking through speaking on things like 1 John, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, Fellowship, Philippians 3, etc.  God settled my heart on fellowship because of how much He used our ski trips in the past to develop deep fellowship between our students.  I’ve seen students grow closer together, students get connected into our student ministry, and students become an active participant at CBSM through our ski trips in the past.   Continue reading

CBSM Ski Trip 2009: December 28 – 31, 2009

skitripslideFree resources for CBSM Students and youth pastors:

2008 CBSM Ski Trip Video:

Medical Release Form (Ski Trip)

Freezing weather, ice-cold snow, and getting knocked over by out of control skiers for two straight days.  Have I talked you into our ski trip yet?  I don’t think there’s anything I could say to talk our students out of it.  Every year this is one of our highest attended and most fun event that we do.  The purpose is this even is just to grow closer together in friendships and as a student ministry as we stay at the hotel, ride ski-lifts, and fall down slopes together.  It doesn’t get any better than that!

Here’s what you need to know.  We will leave the morning of Monday, December 28 and return the evening of Thursday, December 31.  The total cost is $325.  This includes all your skiing, your hotel lodging, your charter bus transportation, and your meals while in Beckly, West Virginia.  Your initial and non-refundable $75 deposit is due BY Wednesday, October 7th.  The second installment ($150) will be due Sunday, Oct 25.  The third and final payment of $100 will be due Sunday, November 22.  We will provide ski equipment forms that you will need to fill out by the 2nd payment date: Sun, Oct 25th.  Also by the 2nd payment date (Oct 25th), you will need to turn in your application form (downloadable here on the blog).  The only other money your student will need is for 2 meals going up to WV and 2 meals returning from WV.  If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!