February 2023 || Fairview Students

February 2023 Newsletter

We had a great time at our Winter Retreat back in January! We had 18 students. Praise God!

Student Leadership Team

Back in December, I introduced the Student Leadership Team. Students 7th-12th grades were given the opportunity to apply for this team. The SLT will be given opportunities to grow deeper in their leadership skills and challenged to take more responsibility in ministry. They are also encouraged to attend leadership camp this summer.

We had 6 students apply and make the team:
Rylie Garcia (11th Grade)
Allie Holtzclaw (12th Grade)
Kaelyn Olson (12th Grade)
Emily Parks (12th Grade)
Bryson Wyatt (8th Grade)
Clayton Wyatt (10th Grade)

The SLT serves from August-August. Because it is the first year, this team will serve February-August. Each year, applications will open back up for anyone that would like to apply and serve on this team. 

Teaching Series

Sunday Teaching Series: Graves Into Gardens

On Sundays, we will be doing a recap for our sermon series: Graves Into Gardens (Ezra/Nehemiah). Each week, we will dig into the scripture that Caleb will teach on that Sunday and ask thought-provoking and applicable questions to prepare our hearts and minds for the sermon.

Wednesday Teaching Series:
7 Principles Every Teenager Should Know

In October 2022, we began a series called The 7 Principles. We are walking through 7 principles that every teenager should know. These 7 Principles are Authentic Faith, Spiritual Disciplines, Moral Boundaries, Meaningful Friendships, Wise Choices, Ultimate Authority, and Others First.

Each principle has a main idea, a focal scripture, and a question that students can ask themselves to see if they're on the right path to understanding the principle. So far, we have gone through Authentic Faith, Spiritual Disciplines, Moral Boundaries, and Meaningful Friendships. We would love for you to partner with us in this as we finish out the year - use this as a guide to talk with your student about what they're learning.

#1 Authentic Faith
Principle: God can be trusted; He will do all He has promised to do.
Critical Question: Are you trusting God with the critical areas of your life?
Key Passage: Proverbs 3:5-6

#2 Spiritual Disciplines
Principle: If I can see as God sees, I will do as God says.
Critical Question: Are you developing a consistent devotional and prayer life?
Key Passage: Romans 12:2

#3 Moral Boundaries
Principle: Purity paves the way for intimacy.
Critical Question: Are you establishing and maintaining moral boundaries?
Key Passage: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8

#4 Meaningful Friendships
Principle: Your friends determine the direction and quality of your life.
Critical Question: 
Are you establishing healthy friendships and avoiding unhealthy ones?
Key Passage: Proverbs 13:20

This month, we will be focusing on Principle #5: Wise Choices.

#5 Wise Choices
Principle: Walk wisely.
Critical Question: Are you making wise choices?
Key Passage: Ephesians 5:15-17

This principle will teach your students that when they are faced with an opportunity, invitation, desire, relationship, choice, etc. instead of asking the question, "is there anything wrong with this?" to ask the question, "is this the wise thing to do?" Paul calls us to walk wisely and in a world that is designed to destroy our students' minds, relationships, self-esteem, and bodies, we must teach them how to navigate culture in a way that is glorifying to God.
High School Girls Conference | February 24-25 | Central Bible Church | $75
Register ASAP for our High School Girls Retreat! We will be staying in a hotel nearby.

Girls need to meet at Fairview on Friday, February 24 at 4:30pm. The cost will pay for hotel, registration, and all meals except for Friday's dinner. We will arrive back to Fairview on Saturday around 5:00pm.

Click HERE to register.


 IF:Gathering | March 3-4
The women of Fairview will be meeting on campus for a live streamed Women's Conference.
All female students are welcome to join us.
Easter Retreat | April 6-8
We will be traveling to Falls Creek in Davis, OK for the North Texas Easter Retreat.

Super Summer | June 19-23
Students that have been accepted into our Student Leadership Team are encouraged
to attend this Leadership & Evangelism Camp at Dallas Baptist University.

Falls Creek | July 3-7
We will be returning to Falls Creek for Summer Camp again this year!
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