Summer Vacation Is Over…12:13 Class Is Back In Session!
After an extra long summer break, Covenant Life Church’s 12:13 class for Middle School students (Grades 6-8) is back in session — and we have lots of great stuff in store for the coming year!
On Saturday morning, October 5, we led a group of bleary-eyed kids and their parents through a comprehensive preview of this year’s 12:13 class. Here’s a quick recap of what we covered:
Theme Verse: “Fear God and keep his commandments…” (Ecclesiastes 12:13)
Motto: One Fear. One Hope. One Gospel.
Our Guides: Holy Spirit, Scripture, Parents, and Pastors
Our Attitudes: Focused, Eager, Active, and Resolved
Our Goals: Grow in amazement at the gospel, in knowledge of Scripture, in love for God and the church, in service to others, and in vision for reaching our world
To listen to the audio or review the PowerPoint and handouts for Saturday’s orientation session, see below:
Here are some of the other administrative details we covered:
- Free 12:13 binders and pens are provided to every student in class. If a student loses his/her binder, replacement binders are available for $3.
- Middle School students are expected to be with their parents in the main Auditorium for the first part of the adult service. During announcements (approximately 10:30 AM), they will be dismissed out the center doors at the rear of the Auditorium, where they will be escorted to the Edwards Room by 12:13 parent volunteers. Attendance will be taken in class and students will be fully supervised until the end of the adult service. At that point, students will be dismissed from class. Parents should arrange where to meet their students after the service.
- Parents are strongly encouraged to review the weekly 12:13 teaching with their student(s). Questions for discussion between parent and student are included on each weekly student handout. Also, teaching notes and student handouts will be posted on this blog site each week.
Our first teaching series of the year is “Enjoying The Ride Of Your Life: Navigating The Middle School Years.” Please join us in praying that God helps every student make the most of these pivotal years for the glory of God!