CBSM White Water Rafting Trip

White Water Rafting 2013
CBSM White Water Rafting Trip
What: Rafting the Full River!
Where: Ocoee River Benton, TN (right outside of Cleveland)
When: August 10th (leave 6am, return 7pm)
Cost: $80 per person. Lunch is included
Age: Must be 12 or older. Families are welcome to join us.
Transportation: We will carpool there. Help us with transportation!
Chaperones: There will be a Capshaw adult per 6-7 CBSM teens.
Guides: There will be an adult trained guide per raft.
Why: Because Jesus wants to be adventurous, fun, and enjoy exhilarating stuff!
***Must have money check made out to Capshaw turned in by July 5th to hold your reservation
2013 Medical Release Form.pdf

How To Figure Out What You Believe

Sometimes its just plain difficult to figure out what you believe. As I’ve been taking my teenagers through the book of Revelation the past couple of months, I feel like my own views of the end times are changing in some ways. But I have to keep myself honest. Just because certain view points are logical, attractive, new, or different doesn’t make them right. This happens with so many different issues and viewpoints in life. Where do you stand when it comes to the gay marriage debate, abortion, war, justice on terrorism, etc. How do you figure out what you believe?

How do you figure out what you believe is really the wrong question. Its way too you-centered. People these days believe what they want to be true, not necessarily what they are convicted to be true. We may need less views and more convictions. Convictions tend to hold people more honest to their beliefs rather than just wishy-washy views. The right question is: How do you figure out what is true? Truth has been under attack for several years. Not just truths, but also the concept of the existence of absolutely truth has been attacked by the post-modernists. As gospel-centered Christians, we must believe that absolute truth exists because a true God exists who has revealed all truth. Absolute truth is ultimately found and fixed in Jesus Himself.

So finally, how do you figure out what is actually true? Out of all the options, viewpoints, debate arguments, and alternatives…is there any way to claim we have the truth in our corner? Here are five simple statements I take myself through and encourage our teens to do the same while they are searching for God’s absolute truth on the matter in whatever viewpoint or issue they are researching:

1. Base it on the Bible. Everyone bases their truth on something whether its history, science, the status quo, their personal logic, the Bible, etc. Every single one of those proves to be faulty in some way except for the Word of God. The Bible gives direct or indirect wisdom to all of “life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3-4). The Bible will speak to your question and give you direction on the viewpoint you are struggling through.

2. Ground it in the gospel. Everyone has a major theme in life that everyone comes back to. If its love, justice, law and order, the good of humanity, or reaching utopia, everyone is filtering their viewpoints through their major life theme. The Bible says our major life theme is the gospel and glory of Jesus. So make sure your theme is supported by the gospel of Jesus. How does His person, character, obedient life, sacrificial death, powerful resurrection, ruling Lordship, or triumphant return to speak to it?

3. Preview whole passages. There will be heavy chunks of Scripture that address your confusion more than others. Find that section of Scripture, read the context before, after, and surrounding it. Follow the author’s flow of thought. God will bring His truth to light.

4. View other verses. Everyone can easily make a new doctrine or truth from any verse ripped out of context. You must make sure your viewpoint from Scripture is supported by other verses in the Bible as well. Let Scripture interpret Scripture.

5. Questions smarter Christians. Lastly, go to those other Christians who are smarter, more mature, seasoned, trustworthy, and who obviously love Jesus and His Word. Sit them down, buy them a a coffee, and let them hear you out. Your questions, your thoughts, and your struggles in the matter. Then hear them out, and have a real conversation as you discuss the issue exhaustively. The more important the issue, the longer and deeper the conversation. Pray through it together.

The way to be a Christian of conviction and not with shallow views, think it all through fully and biblically. Learn how to love God with your mind.

CBSM Stuff on Sex

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Here is some CBSM stuff on sex for youth pastors, small group leaders, parents, and teens for Valentines Day or the month of February.

Numbers 25 “Israelites Gone Wild: Sex, Cheaters, and The Purity of Christ”

10 Steps for Students from Godly Attraction, to a Godly Relationship, to a Godly Marriage

Song of Solomon “Sex Talk: What Ever Teenager Wants To Hear”

Real Talk on Sexual Purity: From a CBSM Teen’s Video Blog

CBSM Q&A Clip: Is Homosexuality Really Wrong?

Bringing THE CHURCH Back 2 Life: The Church at Corinth

One Hit Wonders: What Is Love? (Book of Hosea)

Storyline #60: 1 Kings 17-22 “gods vs. God: time to put up or shut up”

Bringing THE CHURCH Back 2 Life: 2 Thessalonians (Christmas Sermon)

Free downloads and resources for youth pastors, small group leaders, parents, and teens:
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonians (audio).mp3
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonians (handout).pdf
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonians (ppt).ppt
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonica (notes).doc
9 – The Church B2L – Thessalonica (service order).doc
9 – The Church B2L – 2Thessalonians (small groups).doc
This is a Christmas sermon with a huge twist. It may not even sound like a Christmas sermon at first, but then it gets REAL! I honestly believe that people during Christmas focus on “baby Jesus” so much that they lose their awe and worship of the glory of Jesus. We seem to keep Him in the manger over Christmas and not view Him as the resurrected, reigning, and ruling King over the universe. This message will help refocus your mind on who you’re truly to worship this Christmas holiday.

Youth Group Truth: Chip Dean’s Blog

chipmic2Chip Dean is the Global Student Pastor over all 3 campus Student Ministries at Liberty Baptist Church in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

“My goal is to SEND out GOSPEL-centered, RELATIONAL students who make DISCIPLES on MISSION with Jesus.”

This blog is all about sharing the resources from my years in Student Ministry. There are 10 years, all 66 books of the Bible, all 13 major Christian doctrines, over 25GB’s of info, and over 5,000 files to be downloaded.

If you would like all of these files more easily downloaded in one place on DropBox, email me at 

Here are other places you can follow Chip and his Student Ministry: Continue reading

CBSM Beach Camp for Middle School: June 4 – 9, 2012

Important Downloads for Beach Camp Parents and Students:
Important Letter with Info You Need To Know: CBSM Beach Trip Students and Parents.doc
Beach Camp fillout2012.pdf
CBSM Medical Release Form 2012.doc
Beach Camp Campers Checklist.doc
Beach Camp Parents Meeting: Sunday, May 20 at 8pm (after worship service)

Total Cost: $300
Non-Refundable Deposit of $125 due: Sunday, March 25
Remaining Payment of $175 due: Sunday, May 27

CBSM Middle Schoolers (6th – 8th graders), we are taking you to the the BEACH this summer! That’s right, we have reserved half a a huge beach retreat center just for us. It has a pool, sand volleyball, basketball, bunk beds, etc ready for us! What will we be doing? I’m so glad you asked! In the mornings, we’ll be reaching out to the community and sharing Jesus with all the kids around. In the afternoons, we’ll be hitting up the beach and pool. In the evenings, we’ll be worshiping Jesus and learning more about how to be missionaries with His gospel. This will be our 3rd year to do this Beach Camp, and I can guarantee you it is life-changing, ridiculous fun, and you’ll never want to leave. The cost will be around $300. Go ahead and get the date reserved on your calendar, and we’ll get you more info on it real soon!

Following Jesus: And Bringing Others With You (Luke 16)

Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
13 – Following Jesus – Money (mp3)
13 – Following Jesus – Mony (handout).pdf
13 – Following Jesus – Money (ppt).ppt
13 – Following Jesus – Money (notes).doc
13 – Following Jesus – Money (service order).doc
13 – Following Jesus – Money (small groups).doc
This is one of the most practical sermons ever at CBSM. Jesus taught this fascinating parable that helps us strategize how to get people to listen to us about the gospel. You won’t believe the type of person that Jesus tells us to be like. Its almost like Jesus forgot to take His meds that day. But we know, Jesus was right on with what He was saying! You also won’t believe that you’ve never heard this parable preached before. Its so simple, profound, and life-changing. You definitely need to check this out, apply it to your life, and then watch the huge things God will do through you because of it.

CBSM San Diego Mission Trip for High School: July 6 – 13, 2012

Important Downloads for CBSM’s Advance Mission Trippers:
ADVANCE 2012 fillout.pdf
ADVANCE Application.doc
CBSM Medical Release Form 2012.doc

CBSM High Schoolers (9th – 12th grades) will be hitting up San Diego, CA for a seriously awesome mission trip. For the past few years, we’ve gone to San Diego to team up with Pastor Chuck Rheam and CenterPointe Church. They are a church plant right around 5 years old. We get to go in, do a VBS (Vacation Bible School) for all the kids in their community, share Jesus with them, and then just watch God do huge things in their lives. The trip will cost around $750 (including airfare and everything). So make sure to get this date reserved on your summer calendar, CBSM High School. We’d love to have you go with us. We’ll get you more information real soon!

Imago Dei: Jesus Is The Image (Colossians 1:15-20) by Jacob Fowler

Free downloads for youth pastors, small group leaders, etc:
2 – Imago Dei – Jesus.mp3
2 – Imago Dei – Jesus (handout).pdf
2 – Imago Dei – Jesus.ppt
2 – Imago Dei – Jesus (Jacob notes).doc
Jacob Fowler (Graduate of CBSM and The University of Mobile) preaches this strong message on understanding the image of God through Jesus. God says that Jesus IS His image in perfect exactness. So we must understand our humanity, our selves, our purpose through Jesus alone. Check out this awesome message as Jacob lays it down in a way teens can understand.

FTL: CBSM Leadership Training for Teens

FTL simply stands for Follow The Leader. In CBSM, we believe that leadership is “following Jesus and bringing others with you.” On top of biblical & theological training on weekly worship nights, life-applicational discussions in small groups, and spiritual gift training in our Student Ministry Teams…we also offer specific “Leadership Training” for the teens who want to go farther in following Jesus and bringing others with them. The teens who want this semester-long training must be saved, baptized, already faithfully attending everything at CBSM, and fill-out this FTL application. This semester, we will be studying “Gospel in Life” by Timothy Keller. This is both a DVD and Workbook study on how to live out the gospel of Jesus Christ in the eight major arenas of daily life. It will be powerful, life-changing, and excellent training on how to be a follower of Jesus and leader of others to Him!
FTL FALL 2011 App.doc