Testimony of a Gap Year

Shared by Nathan Kocurek, Associate Pastor Student Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church, the true story of Michaela, one of his former students.   The Gap Year is typically an academic year taken by a student as a break between high school and college. For Christian kids, the idea becomes a missional Gap Year. It can include […]

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The Benefits of a Gap Year

Written by Nathan Kocurek, Associate Pastor Student Ministries at Stonebriar Community Church “You’re off to great places!” Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… Get on your way! ~ Dr. Suess When I first began as a student ministry pastor, I quickly encountered the problem we have all come to recognize as “graduating […]

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What’s Going On In There…Understanding the Mind of Your Middle Schooler

Written by: David Ake, Pastor of Junior High Ministry, Stonebriar Community Church I was standing by the door of an SUV, a new middle school minister, trying to reassure a dad twice my age that he did not have to worry, his precious daughter/princess would not be in any danger. You see, in our small […]

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Teaching Your Preschooler about Sin and Forgiveness

Written by Kelley Wilkinson, Director Stonebriar Preschool Pals I think we can all agree that no child has ever had to be taught how to misbehave, make bad choices, or even lie.  That is something we are all born with—the ability to sin. The Bible tells us that “we are all sinners and fall short […]

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