Attitude of Gratitude
by Brennan Banet on November 27th, 2019
This is the season to be reminded of all the Lord has done. This last week, we had our own little Thanksgiving gathering for Refresh SM. We were blessed to have an abundance of food provided by our Refresh leaders. We spent time eating, laughing, and talking about the things that we were thankful for.During our devotional time, we looked at Luke 17:11-19. We get to look into a story from Jesus lif...
HS Retreat Recap
by Brennan Banet on October 17th, 2019
A couple of weekends ago, September 20-22nd, we had the opportunity to take a group of our high school students on a retreat. We were able to partner along side Owensboro Christian Church's high school ministry for this retreat. It was a great opportunity for our students to see the bigger body of Christ in Owensboro. Their brothers and sisters in Christ that they have right in their schools.Our r...
4 Things That Show Us Our Identity Pt.2
by Brennan Banet on September 24th, 2019
I am so glad you have come back to read part two of this blog post, if you are just joining in I encourage you to go back and read part 1 of the above title.Last week we talked about our student series pouring through Moses' life, while we focus on what we can learn about our identity. There is so many people we can compare ourselves to, and we start to see what others have that we do not have. Th...
4 Things That Show Us Our Identity Pt. 1
by Brennan Banet on September 17th, 2019
We are off to a great start in Refresh Student Ministry this year. With so many changes and moving parts, it has been a little hectic. To reground us for the new school year, we started our Wednesday Night series off focused on Identity, studying Moses' life. Let us be honest, we all tend to compare ourselves to those around us or those we want to be more like. This also leads us to lose a bit of ...
4 Ways to Prepare for a New School Year
by Brennan Banet on August 7th, 2019
Wow! Tomorrow is the first day of school for many in our area. Last night, was the end of a great summer and the start of the new school year. This season is always so busy, am I right? You are figuring out what your new schedule looks like with new schools and extracurricular activities, and possibly both with more than one student. Another thing that may be on your mind is the influences on you...
2019 Nicaragua Trip Day 5
by Shawn Clifton on July 19th, 2019
Type your new text here. Well, the trip is coming to an end. It is really sad to leave this beautiful place, but we are really excited to get home. Today consisted of a few times of devotion, shopping at the market, hanging out, swimming and doing some water sports. It was a really relaxing day and the perfect end to a great trip. It was a nice way to let all that we have experienced sink in. We ...
2019 Nicaragua Trip Day 4
by Shawn Clifton on July 17th, 2019
We spent today in San Rafael a community about 1 hour outside of Managua toward the Pacific Coast. In the morning we went to Los Pipitos, a center for children with special needs that the church is very involved with. Our team was so blessed to get to play with these children and see the joy that they have. We bought the kids a piñata that they, little by little, smashed to pieces. Several of them...
2019 Nicaragua Trip Day 3
by Shawn Clifton on July 17th, 2019
Today was our second day in the community of Villa Carmen. Or morning was spent with our team split. Several spent time playing with the kids while two team members joined Pastor Juan and Pastora Juanita in the kitchen preparing the food for the feeding program. It is such an interesting setup because the kitchen looks out onto the area where the kids were laughing, dancing and playing games. Two...
2109 Nicaragua Trip Day 2
by Shawn Clifton on July 15th, 2019
When our team arrived to Villa Carmen (a house/church that hosts a feeding program for the local school children) the ladies immediately jumped into Pastora Juanita's kitchen routine and began cooking. Soy patties, rice, and beans were prepared for the children that would soon be arriving to the house from school. It was during this time that the ladies got to hear Pastora's testimony...cue the w...
2019 Nicaragua Trip Day 1
by Shawn Clifton on July 14th, 2019
Los Solices Over the next week we hope you will join with us as we take this missions trip and represent Bridgepointe Church in reaching out to those we encounter with the love of Christ. For more than 10 years we have been taking teams to Managua to minister alongside some amazing people. Our travel was perfect and we arrived at the Hope Road guest house and hosted a party for some of our ministr...