CBSM @ GIC Missions Conference

As Capshaw Baptist is holding our 2nd annual “Global Impact Celebration” Missions Conference this week till Sunday, I wanted to update you on everything that CBSM will be doing from now until then.

Wednesday Night: March 2nd
CBSM will be meeting with the rest of the church in our gymnasium area for a ton of free food from 5:00 – 6:00pm. If you’re bringing your family, then bring some food to contribute! Then at 6:30pm, we’ll all meet and sit together in the main auditorium of the church for the epic opening event of this GIC Conference. You will experience an awesome light show, aired-up globes bouncing around the room, unbelievable excitement, African drum performance, around 30 missionaries from all over the planet and our nation, passionate worship, and a challenging message from one of the premier speakers on missions and the gospel. This will last until 8:00pm. We want all of our CBSM students here! Continue reading

CBSM Sermon Video – “SEX TALK: For Beauties and Beasts”


This is our second and final sermon in our SEX TALK series for this February. This message is all about how super important gender roles are to God and in His Word. God created us in specific gender with specific roles to each gender. God did this because He was reflecting Himself (different roles within the Trinity), and He’s reflecting His Gospel. Through this message, we want to turn-out biblical BEASTS (dudes) and BEAUTIES (ladies) who want to glorify Jesus through their gender. Godly guys need to be MENNN, and godly girls need to be LAIDIESSS. So feel free to check out anything on here, and use it for your ministry or life.

Biblical Beauties: About A Gentle and Quiet Spirit

CBSM, this was sent to me by Brenda Robertson: one of our awesome small group leaders doing some reading. At CBSM, we are serious about our guys being biblical BEASTS and our girls being biblical beauties. If you want to read any more by Jen Smidt, check out http://recognizingjesus.blogspot.com/

A Quiet, Gentle Spirit
by Jen Smidt on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 5:15 am
Mars Hill Ballard Campus

Let your adorning be the hidden person of the heart with the imperishable beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which in God’s sight is very precious. 1 Peter 3:4

WHAT IS A GENTLE AND QUIET SPIRIT?
I am not naturally a quiet or gentle spirit. I was raised in a household with six children, four of them boys. Being tough and loud were the best survival techniques I knew. I have often struggled with what this verse could possibly look like in the face of an opin-ionated and talkative woman. I have even felt shame for my personality and hoped for a more “acceptable” version of me, believing that a silent, always agreeable shadow of a woman certainly would be more pleasing to God. Continue reading

SEX TALK: Beauties and Beasts

Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
2 – Sex Talk – Gender Roles (mp3)
2 – Sex Talk – Gender Roles (handout).pdf
2 – Sex Talk – Gender Roles (ppt)
2 – Sex Talk – Gender Roles (outline).doc
2 – Sex Talk – Gender Roles (small groups)
2 – Sex Talk – Gender Roles (service)
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SEX TALK Sermon Intro Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpFGSOS3GIE
This is our second and final sermon in our SEX TALK series for this February. This message is all about how super important gender roles are to God and in His Word. God created us in specific gender with specific roles to each gender. God did this because He was reflecting Himself (different roles within the Trinity), and He’s reflecting His Gospel. Through this message, we want to turn-out biblical BEASTS (dudes) and BEAUTIES (ladies) who want to glorify Jesus through their gender. Godly guys need to be MENNN, and godly girls need to be LAIDIESSS. So feel free to check out anything on here, and use it for your ministry or life.

CBSM Sermon Video “CBSM on Cutting: When Pain Feels Good”


Since we hit the tragedy of suicide hard last week, God directed us to take one more week in the hard issues of teenage life…and talk about cutting, self-injury, self-abuse, and self-harm. God surfaced so many struggles in the lives of the students through this sermon. I literally stayed for an hour after the service just counseling teens who were hurting and admitting struggles. I was up past midnight responding to all kinds of texts and emails over the topic. I believe many times, youth ministries aren’t coming close to scratching the surface of the real issues in students lives. And at other times, the student ministries who do focus on all the immediate issues…aren’t pointing them to Jesus thru the gospel. There has to be a real balance here of being proactive and reactive. Proactively letting the Holy Spirit deal with issues from the Word, and reactively preaching the issues that we’re aware of when they become urgent. Feel free to check out and use all of our media on cutting and self-abuse for your own life and ministry.

CBSM on Cutting: When Pain Feels Good


Free files for youth pastors and small group leaders:
Cutting (mp3).mp3
Cutting (handout).pdf
Cutting (ppt).ppt
Cutting (notes).doc
Cutting (small groups).doc
Cutting Teen Testimony.doc
Cutting (service).doc
We used a “Teenage Cutting Story” from youtube as our sermon intro video.
Since we hit the tragedy of suicide hard last week, God directed us to take one more week in the hard issues of teenage life…and talk about cutting, self-injury, self-abuse, and self-harm. God surfaced so many struggles in the lives of the students through this sermon. I literally stayed for an hour after the service just counseling teens who were hurting and admitting struggles. I was up past midnight responding to all kinds of texts and emails over the topic. I believe many times, youth ministries aren’t coming close to scratching the surface of the real issues in students lives. And at other times, the student ministries who do focus on all the immediate issues…aren’t pointing them to Jesus thru the gospel. There has to be a real balance here of being proactive and reactive. Proactively letting the Holy Spirit deal with issues from the Word, and reactively preaching the issues that we’re aware of when they become urgent. Feel free to check out and use all of our media on cutting and self-abuse for your own life and ministry.

CBSM Sermon Video “SEX TALK: What Every Teen Wants to Hear” (by Zach Terry)


Our book for the month of February “just happened” (in a Divinely sovereign way) to land on Song of Solomon. Bonus! I “just happened” (in a Divinely sovereign way) to be out of town for a conference on the night of this new series start, so our much wiser senior pastor came in to deliver the message “SEX TALK” to our students. He absolutely tore it up. The students loved it. They said, “It was AWESOME!” “It was HILARIOUS!” “It was AWKWARD!” I’m so thankful for a senior pastor who loves teenagers, and who is sincere enough to talk with them about anything. We went super straight-forward with this talk, because the teenagers need to hear it. So feel free to check out how he handled “SEX TALK” to a ton of teens.

CBSM Sermon Video: “CBSM on Suicide: The Let Hope Rise Movement”


We have had a devastating week with two teens in our area ending their own lives by suicide. There have been at least two other teen suicides in the past two months, and statistics tell us that there are another 100 attempts for ever suicidal success. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP! So we’re going to do everything we can at CBSM to start a movement on spreading the hope of Jesus Christ. We did our best to hit the topic of suicide head-on last night and talked straight-up about why it happens, how to help, and where hope can be found. Feel free to check out and use all of our resources for your life and ministry dealing with suicide as well.

CBSM on Suicide: The “Let Hope Rise” Movement


Free downloads for youth pastors and small group leaders:
Suicide (mp3)
Suicide (handout).pdf
Suicide (ppt).ppt
Suicide (outline).doc
Suicide (small groups).doc
Suicide (service).doc
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Service Intro Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7piEIaJvIo&playnext=1&list=PLC4151AC193407BC6
We have had a devastating week with two teens in our area ending their own lives by suicide. There have been at least two other teen suicides in the past two months, and statistics tell us that there are another 100 attempts for ever suicidal success. THIS HAS GOT TO STOP! So we’re going to do everything we can at CBSM to start a movement on spreading the hope of Jesus Christ. We did our best to hit the topic of suicide head-on last night and talked straight-up about why it happens, how to help, and where hope can be found. Feel free to check out and use all of our resources for your life and ministry dealing with suicide as well.

CBSM on Suicide: Student’s Testimony

After getting tons of feedback from many adults, college students, and teens…here is one of the most impacting stories I received from a student outside of our student ministry. You will love this!

Student testimony I received
“I was raised in the church all my life and was considered a leader among the senior high of my youth group. Up until my senior year, everything seemed like smooth sailing; good grades, active in sports, large body of friends. I was even considering attending Boyce to become a youth pastor. Then my world was rocked by an event I cannot forget. My life has not been the same. One night, which was the last day of Disciple Now of my senior year, I was laying awake in the basement of one of the pastor’s houses late into the night. Caused by no other impetus but Satan’s murderous intentions, I could not stop thinking about leaving the house, hopping the fence, and running out in front of a truck on the nearby highway.

The thoughts were not assiduous, however, they seemed to be recurrent for no particular reason. After my first fall semester at college, I hit a wall of depression and anxiety… needless to say, I was so confused. I once had everything, but now my life fell apart. I could not go to Boyce because of finances, my friends all went away to school, I could not concentrate, remember, or think cognitively anymore. On top of it all, I quit following Jesus; in retrospect I never did truly follow Him. I sought professional counseling and was prescribed medication by my physician. Yet, nothing could assuage Satan’s hold on my heart. I bought his lies. The climax was me taking over 30 combined pills of ambien(sleep medication) and zoloft (antidepressant). My mom found me unconscious on the floor of the bathroom and rushed me to the ER. I was rejuvenated and then taken to a behavioral hospital where I spent 5 days. Even after my discharge from the hospital I continued to run from God. I made a whole hoopla of poor decisions, but everywhere I turned for joy there was inevitably closed doors. After a failed attempt to meet up with a local girl for implied purposes, I fell before God with heart racing and tears streaming. It was 12:01 AM June 6 2009. I could not run anymore. I gave my life to God and bowed before Jesus as Lord and Savior. The Pharisees once thought they had everything… for many years of my life, so did I. By God’s exercise of his sovereignty in the precious overflowing of enduring grace, I have learned that now I have everything. I once tried to take my life in despair, but now I cleave to my Heavenly Father and fix my eyes on King Jesus. He is my worth, my rock, and my hope.

Teens need this message of crazy, radical, divine God love in Jesus Christ. I will be praying for you.