Sr. High School Track

Description

CBLI Sr. High Track is an exciting way to pursue Christ, learn leadership skills and make lifelong friendships and experience God through the power of the Holy Spirit, prayer and Bible study. 

Theme

Come Alive” - When a teen chooses to make Christ the most important thing in their life, everything changes. Students will explore what this means.  They will learn how to live faith and freedom. They will develop a plan how to live and love as Christian in their culture. 

Leaders/Guests

Michael Hulett

Michael Hulett is a relevant, authentic speaker. His style of teaching presents the Bible in a way that challenges students to listen, engage and respond to what God is communicating through scripture. Mike grew up in southeast Michigan with his brother and two sisters.  His parents are officers in The Salvation Army. Mike is married to his lovely wife, Brittany.

David Paul - Worship leader

David Paul, a committed follower of Christ, is a passionate worship leader. David shares God’s truth and grace through song and teaching. With over 10 years of experience, his anointing and personal style is perfect for the CBLI Sr. High track.  David truly offers a unique and multifaceted worship experience. Through worship, helps open our eyes to God’s presence, then offered the opportunity to join in celebrating that presence.”

Melanie Mowers - Track Bible Teacher

Melanie has worked with campus ministry events with The Salvation Army for 12 years. Melanie has spent most of her summers awaiting the arrival of CBLI.  As a teenager, it was a week of learning, being fed spiritual truths and connecting with others students.  As an adult, it is a privilege to come and serve the students of this generation. 

 As a part of a Bible Study several years ago, she heard the statement: "The heart cannot love what the mind does not know".  Those words changed how she viewed the grand story of scripture and have fueled a new found joy of studying the Word of God.   Melanie is excited to get to share as the Bible teacher this week at CBLI. 

Melanie lives and works in Royal Oak, MI with her husband Michael and three children, Levi, Naomi & Silas. 

Lts. Kory and Hedi Strand

Lts. Kory and Heidi have attended CBLI in their teen years and were a part of the Peer Leadership training program when they were in high school.  They are strong advocated for training the youth of our territory to step into leadership positions.  They are committed to Jesus, love the study of His word and have a passion for small group ministry. They will serve on the CBLI 2017 staff in the role of trainers for the Ambassador program.

Bryan Drake - Friday Night Special Guest

Bryan Drake is a Christian illusionist who tours throughout the world entertaining audiences and sharing a Christ-centered message. Using illusions and mentalism, Bryan Drake gets inside of your head. Bryan not only entertains any group, but presents a clear message on Truth.  By performing “walk-around magic” on campus during the day, he attracts interest. 

Packing List

Schedule

8:15-8:45 - Breakfasts
8:30-8:45 - Coffee Bar Opened In Sharp
8:45-9:45 - Bible Study
9:30 - Snack Delivered
9:45 - Snack Served
9:45-10:15 - Sound Check/Reset Sharp in theatre style
10:15-11:45 - Worship
11:45-12:30 - Lunch
1:00-2:00 - Electives                                       
2:00-5:00 - Free Time (See List)
2:30-4:00 - Sharbucks Open
4:00-5:00 - Band Practice (Sharp Center Closed)
5:00-5:45 - Dinner
5:45-6:00 - Preliminary Music-Sharp
6:00-6:45 - Peer Groups
7:15-8:30 - Evening Services
8:00-8:45 - Free Time                       
8:45-9:30- Snack
9:30-10:30 - After- Glows/War on the Floor
10:30-10:45 - Call To Cabin
11:00-11:30 - Highs and Lows
11:30 - Lights Outs

Electives

Bible Journaling

Scripture journalers are using arts such as drawing, painting, hand-lettering, and more to document in beautiful, creative ways the things God is teaching them through His Word.  It’s a form of worship, and it is encouraging people to dig in and meditate on the Word as they transform it into art. Each student will receive a new journal Bible and will learn how to take the scriptures that are meaningful to them and create art as worship.

Stay Christian In High School

Peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, sexual temptation, academic honesty---it isn't easy being Christian in high school. How can teens deal with complex issues without compromising their faith? Drawing on stories of biblical young people like Daniel, Mary, and Timothy, students will learn how to  meet today's challenges by following Christ pays off in the end!         

Guy’s Guide to God, Girls and the Phone in Your Pocket

101 Real-World Tips for Teenage Guys

 This elective will encourage your faith, challenge you spiritually and give you real-life advice on how to live out your faith in today highly secularized culture with distraction lurking around every corner and just a click away.

None Like Him: 10 Ways God Is Different from Us (and Why That's a Good Thing)

God is self-existent, self-sufficient, eternal, immutable, omnipresent, omniscient, omnipotent, sovereign, infinite, and incomprehensible. We're not. Our limitations are by design. Calling us to embrace our limits as a means of glorifying God's limitless power, this elective invites you to celebrate the freedom that comes when we rest in letting God be God.

Ambassadors – Teen Ministry Team

One of the elements of a healthy and effective youth ministry is the presence of teenage leaders. In addition to simply having teenage leaders, they must be develop. When we broaden our definition of leadership and align it more closely to the words of Jesus, our potential audience for finding leaders may dramatically change. Jesus said, “But among you, it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant” (Mt. 20:26). Bottom line: Christ-following leaders are different! These types of leaders serve.  Students from around the territory will be trained in student leadership and will serve as peer leaders for the entire week. 

To apply for this elective, please fill out the Ambassador Application and return to Barb_Higgins@usc.salvationarmy.org by June 30th. 

God’s Girls – Young Women of Grace

Are you living in silent shame, hiding a “secret sin”?  God longs for you to live in the freedom He died for!  In this elective girls will have conversation abut living for Christ in a culture that suggests otherwise. Let this elective be the beginning of your journey toward health, healing and freedom in His love for you.

Worship Dance Ministry

Students will be trained to lead a prayerful dance ministry in their corps. They will learn how to tell God’s stories through dance and movement, inviting Jesus’ presence and work in people’s lives. They will prepare and perform a dance during CBLI.  (Bring a white top to wear with the dance skirt that will be provided for each participant.)

Posers, Fakers,& Wannabes

n. a person who habitually pretends to be something he is not.

n. one who fakes something

n. one who imitates the behavior, customs, or dress of an admired person or group

Stop pretending.  Be who God made you to be.

Training Gospel Advancing Teens

When teens are captured by THE Cause of Christ, they are unstoppable. Evangelism accelerates the discipleship process. Students that are involved in sharing the gospel then they’ll grow in their faith faster than any curriculum can take them through. Students will get the training and faith-sharing tools that will help teens share Jesus’ message of grace with their friends in their own unique, compelling way.


Leading Worship

Why do Christians need to worship? God does not need our worship; He is complete in Himself, even without receiving the worship of His creatures. We, however, aren’t complete. In our fallen state, we have separated ourselves from God. Worship draws us closer to Him. Students will be given the opportunity to lead worship throughout the week and be given instruction in taking their skills and talents to the next level.  Bring your own instruments.

Digital Storytelling: Use Multimedia In Worship To Enhance Worship

Multimedia adds layers of images, sounds, and experiences to enhance worship.  During this elective, students will learn how to use media and will participate in the worship services through media.

Pray as If Your Life Depended on It because it DOES!

So what is prayer? Prayer is a relationship, wherein we humbly communicate, worship, and sincerely seek God's face, knowing that He hears us, loves us and will respond, though not always in a manner we may expect or desire.  Students will learn how to pray and they will spend time in active prayer during this elective and throughout the week.

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