6th – 12th Grade

Our passion is leading students, grades 6 – 12, to be Christ-Centered and Community Focused in how they live their lives

Weekly Activities

Sunday Bible Study

Sunday mornings students meet in co-ed groups, from 9:00am - 10:15am, to open the Word and teach them how to understand and apply what God is communicating to us. This is accomplished by studying books of the Bible and exploring topics that are important to the spiritual growth of today's students.

We begin each Sunday meeting in the Journey Room [Suite 300] for announcements and then break out into our graded small groups for Bible Study.

Students will meet in the following classrooms for their Bible Study Time:

> 6th Grade: 306
> 7th/8th Grade: 308
> 9th Grade: 336
> 10th Grade 340
> 11th/12th Grade: The Journey Room, 300

*The first Sunday of every month we have Breakfast Sunday! Students are invited to join us for a breakfast buffet provided by our amazing Youth Ministers that includes everything from casseroles to Krispy Kreme donuts!

DGroups

For 8-weeks during the Fall and Spring, our students gather in four groups: Middle School Girls, Middle School Guys, High School Girls, and High School Guys to read through and discuss Scripture. We encourage students to answer the questions: "Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How", in order to dig deeper into what God's Word is teaching them. Students are encouraged to tell their DGroup what God is teaching them through this process, which helps everyone in the group see how God uses the same words to communicate what we as individuals need to hear!

Fall 2021 DGroup Schedule: On the following Sunday evenings, students will meet from 4:30pm - 6:00pm on the 3rd Floor of Central Bearden. We begin in the Journey Room [Suite 300] and split into our small groups.

> Fall 2021 Dates:
Sept. 12
Sept. 19
Sept. 26
Oct. 3
Oct. 10 [No DGroups: Fall Break]
Oct. 17
Oct. 24
Oct. 31 [No DGroups: Fall Festival]
Nov. 7
Nov. 14

Mid/Week

Every Wednesday from 6:00pm - 7:30pm our Middle & High School students gather to eat, worship, and hang out. Students are challenged to take a break in the middle of their busy week to focus on God, pour out their hearts in worship, and be surrounded by other students who are also discovering God’s plan for their lives.

Mid/Week is also a great opportunity to invite friends to be introduced to the love and hope God offers us all and a place where every student is welcomed!

Our typical Mid/Week Schedule:
6:00 PM – 6:25 PM: Dinner
6:25 PM - 7:00 PM: Worship & Bible Study
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM: Hang out time

Fall 2021 Series Schedule:

> August: "After Life" - Through Scripture we see people encounter God and each person is changed because of these encounters. What can we learn from some of these people and how God is still changing us as we encounter Him today?
> September: "YHWH" - God is everything we will ever need, want as we desire to be who He created us to be.
> October-November: "Bad Ideas" - Lessons to be learned from the mistakes of others in Scripture.
> December: "JOY" - Christ is born.

Special Events

Hearts on Fire

The purpose of Hearts On Fire is to share the Gospel with middle school, high school and college age young people and fan the flame of Jesus within their hearts, challenging them to a dynamic walk and commitment in Christ. CBstudents attends this conference each fall, gathering with over 12,000 other students from all over the southeast to worship our Lord and Savior. Students will experience high energy worship, dynamic speakers, and a concert by top Christian artists in our own back yard at the Leconte Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Our annual trip to the Hearts on Fire Conference has been altered for 2021. We will be joining the live-stream on Friday, November 19th, 2021 as Hearts on Fire has moved it's 2021 conference to a virtual platform for the safety of our students and the continued risk of Covid-19. Central Bearden Students will gather in the Journey Room on campus and participate in this live stream event from 7:00p - 9:00p and then move straight into our annual lock-in! There will be games, competitions, pizza, snacks, drinks and much more through out the entire night and into the morning! Parents can pick up their students at 8:00am on Saturday November 20th!

Cost: F-R-E-E!!!

the WKND

Join us for our annual winter retreat known as "the WKND"! In 42 hours, 6th - 12th grade students will experience 4 worship sessions, 4 breakout sessions, a service project, high-energy free time and plenty of time to spend with their friends! Our theme each year challenges students to take steps toward having an authentic relationship with God and living that outside of the physical walls of the church building.

2022 Dates: January 14-16 [MLK Jr. Weekend]

Theme: "Renew" - To Renew means to turn something that has grown old into something brand new. Just as Jesus healed people who were sick and made them well, he can take our whole lives -our heart, mind, strength, and soul, and make them new again. Loving God with everything that we are renews our entire lives with a new focus that cuts through the mess. It is a continual process, a conscious choice to choose God and grow closer to Him daily.

> Cost: $75/person

Click Here to Register: the WKND 2022


Crossings [6th-8th Grade Camp]

Crossings is the camp we take our Middle School Students [those who have finished 6th-8th grade] to each summer. Students will participate in Bible Study, high-energy worship services, and exciting activities all designed to help students grow closer together as they grow closer to God. This is a true time of transformation for our middle schoolers as they encounter God in every aspect of the week from worship to recreation to games and much more!

2022 Theme: "Resilient" - How do we live with wisdom and remain faithful to God when we live in a culture that is hostile to God and his ways? Can we be resilient in the midst of fiery furnaces, too? The summer of '22 we look at how the prophet Daniel navigated the courts of the rebellious nation Babylon.

> Dates: Saturday, June 4th - Wednesday, June 8th
> Cost: $350/student [*Cost includes: All Camp Participation Fees, Transportation, 4 Night Lodging, a T-shirt, & 11 Meals]

Click Here to Register: Crossings Registration [MS Camp]
(Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 18, 2022)

Sonburn [9th-12th Grade Camp]

Sonburn is our High School Beach Camp at Laguna Beach Christian Retreat west of Panama City. Students in 9th - 12th will experience a week with 5 worship services, 12 breakout sessions, volleyball, basketball, team games, the pool, the beach and the ocean!

2022 Theme: "Miracle: The Real Story of the Birth of Christ" - We often clean up the birth of Christ because of the consumer culture we live in. But what does the reality surrounding the birth of Christ communicate to us about the power of this miracle? This coming summer we will explore this idea as we focus on the heat of God's love for us - His son Jesus.

> Dates: Sunday, June 26th - Friday, July 1st
> Cost: $385/student

Click Here to Register: Sonburn 2022 [HS Camp]
(Registration Deadline: Wednesday June 8th, 2022)

Student Mission Trip [8th-12th Grade]

CBstudents is joining Mission Serve to mobilize students to bring hope to communities through rehabilitation and revitalization. We will help to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of locals through conversations, ministry, and construction projects!

> When: July 17 - 23, 2022
> Where: Cincinnati, OH
> Who: Students who have finished the 8th - 12th grades in May of 2022
> Cost: $375/participant

Click Here to Register: Mission Serve 2022: Cincinnati, OH [8th - 12th Grade]
(Registration Deadline: Friday, April 15, 2022)

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Sunday Bible Study

Sundays | 9:00a-10:15a

Join us for Bible Study each Sunday as we open the Word and explore how to apply it to our lives today! Students are in co-ed groups with their grades to have open discussion and learn more about what Scripture says.

Fall 2021 Topics:

August: "Jesus and My Faith" - What does Jesus say about our "faith" and why is it important to our relationship with Him?
September - November: "The Miracles of Jesus" - Taking a look at the miracles Jesus performed and what they teach us about our Savior!
December: "The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly" - Looking at the people around the birth of Jesus and the vital role they play in teaching us about the Savior's birth.

Disciple Groups

Sundays | 4:30p-6:00p

Students have the weekly opportunity to join our small group Bible Study each Sunday evening. Every student has an opportunity to share what God is teaching them while also learning from how God uses the same verses to speak into other's lives. This builds a foundation for each student to see how easy it is to tell their testimony - what God is doing in and through their life - with others!

Fall 2021 DGroup Dates:
9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/17, 10/24, 11/7, & 11/14

**NO DGROUPS ON 10/10/21**

Scripture for 10/17/21:
MS Girls [6th-8th Grade]: James 3:1-12
MS Guys [6th - 8th Grade]: James 3:1-12
HS Girls [9th-12th Grade]: John 5
HS Guys [9th - 12th Grade]: 1 Samuel 17:38-40

Student Worship Night

Wednesday's 6:00pm - 7:30pm

in the Joureny Room

Students gather each Wednesday for Mid/Week to take a break and refuel spiritually. This is a great time for them to invite and bring friends to introduce them to the love and hope of God.

Fall 2021 Series Schedule:

August: "After Life" - Through Scripture we see people encounter God and each person is changed because of these encounters. What can we learn from some of these people and how God is still changing us as we encounter Him today?

September: "YHWH" - God is everything we will ever need, want as we desire to be who He created us to be.

October-November: "Bad Ideas" - Lessons to be learned from the mistakes of others in Scripture.

December: "JOY" - Christ is born.

Heart on Fire Lock-In

Friday, November 19th

7:00p - 8:00a

The purpose of Hearts On Fire is to share the Gospel with middle school, high school and college age young people and fan the flame of Jesus within their hearts, challenging them to a dynamic walk and commitment in Christ. We will be joining the live-stream on Friday, November 19th, 2021 from the Journey Room, as Hearts on Fire has moved it's 2021 conference to a virtual platform for the safety of our students and the continued risk of Covid-19.

Immediately following the Hearts on Fire live=stream, we will move straight into our annual lock-in! There will be games, competitions, pizza, snacks, drinks and much more through out the entire night and into the morning! Parents can pick up their students at 8:00am on Saturday November 20th!

Cost: F-R-E-E!!!

If you plan to attend this fun-packed night, please click here: HOF Lock-In Registration

If you would like to order a HOF 2021 T-shirt [Cost: $30], click here: HOF T-Shirt Order

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