What is DNow?
Disciple Now (or DNow) is an in-home weekend retreat for 7th-12th grade students. Disciple Now strengthens friendships through shared experiences and matures students spiritually through focused discipleship. Students get steady exposure to God’s Word throughout the weekend.
The middle school theme is THE WAY: teaching students to know the truth about Jesus Christ and walk in that truth. The high school theme is DUG DOWN DEEP: challenging students to root their faith in the life and words of Jesus.
The last day to sign-up is Sunday, October 30.
Who: All students (7th-12th)
When: November 18-20
Where: LBC and Church Members’ homes
How Much: $45
More detailed information will come upon registration.
SIGN UP HAS BEEN CLOSED
Deadline to signup is Oct. 31
Signup online at online or call church office 222-9306
What is DNow?
DiscipleNow (or DNow) is essentially an in-home weekend retreat for 7th – 12th grade students. The distinctive trait separating it from other retreats is that youth groups do not load up and head off to a secluded getaway for the weekend; instead, they pile into the homes of church members. Four to five Bible study sessions are lead in the homes. The idea behind DiscipleNow is to gather teenagers in their own environment, creating community by strengthening friendships through shared experiences and maturing them spiritually through focused discipleship. Students get steady exposure to God’s Word, interacting with it in various ways throughout the weekend. The non-stop time spent together encourages teenagers to open up, getting “real” with each other and with leaders over the course of the weekend.
Study for the weekend?
Junior High – Revealed
The Bible is God’s story revealed to us. REVEALED removes the intimidation factor of studying the Bible by clearly teaching students the big picture of God’s Word. REVEALED teaches your students easy-to-remember skills to use in studying a passage of Scripture.
High School – Gospel in Life – Grace Changes Everything
Gospel in Life is a study on the gospel and how it is lived out in all of life—first in our hearts, then in community, and out into the world.
To: All DiscipleNow Participants and Parents
From: Lisle Drury and DiscipleNow PlanningTeam
Re: Getting ready for DiscipleNow
We are thrilled that you are going to be a part of DiscipleNow. It is going to be a great weekend. You play an important part in getting the most out of the weekend. I would encourage you to begin praying now, asking God to do a needed work in your life. This letter is written to let you and your parents know as much as possible about what you need to do in order to get the most out of the weekend.
Schedule: The weekend begins on Friday, November 20, your student needs to be here at 6:00 PM. Students will have supper in the fellowship hall and you, the parent, will be given a prayer sheet and where your child is staying when you drop your child off so please come into the building. We were able to cut the cost of DNow to $40 per student, so if you have not paid this will be the cost for your child, if you have we will reimburse you on Friday, Nov. 20. DiscipleNow will conclude Sunday after church.
Car Permission Slip: Unless it is an absolute necessity we would rather students not drive to Host Homes. However, if you need to, you must fill out the “car permission slip” attached below. Notice that your parents and I must sign the card. Make sure I sign it before we leave the church on Friday night. When you have completed the card, give it to your host family or leader.
Time Away Card: If you have a calendar conflict already scheduled during DiscipleNow, complete the “time away card” below. It will need to be signed by you, your parents, and me, and taken to the Host Family at the beginning of DiscipleNow. If it is possible, we strongly encourage you to participate in the entire weekend event. The weekend is set up in such a way that everything builds on the prior session, so when you are unable to be at just one session – you are missing a lot.
Guidelines: An important part of the success of the weekend is your behavior. We want this weekend to be a great time for you, but for this great time to happen we need you to cooperate with the guidelines we have for the weekend. So you will know what we expect, we ask that you and your parents read through the guidelines and sign the bottom of the sheet. I must have this sheet on Friday for you to participate in the weekend.
Where You will be Staying: You will find out where you will be staying on Friday, Nov.20. Parents, if you need to know sooner, just call the office.
What to Bring:
- Bible, pen, and notepad
- Bedding (sleeping bag, pillow, etc.)
- Bathroom stuff (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
- Recreation and casual clothes
- Sunday clothes
· Bring whatever snacks you would like to share with others at your Host Home.
What to NOT to Bring:
This is discussed in guidelines.
DiscipleNow is going to be a great weekend, so begin praying and preparing for it—NOW! If you have any questions about the weekend, please give me a call.
To: All DiscipleNow Participants and Parents
- No iPods, mp3, handheld gaming systems or any other electronic devices allowed. If they are brought, they will be taken and not returned. (If you want to bring a ‘PS’, ‘Wii’ or ‘Xbox 360’, please contact Lisle.)
- NO CELL phones.
- No secular music, TV shows or movies are allowed to be seen or listened to during the weekend.
- No illegal substance or any tobacco products including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, dip, pot, etc. If these are found, you will be immediately sent home.
- No T-shirts, hats, or other clothing with slogans unbecoming to Christian character (such as cigarette ads or beer slogans, etc.) Any questions don’t bring it or call Lisle.
- Conduct yourselves in a mannerly way in the home that you are staying. Be sensitive and give respect to their property. If any items are damaged, you will be financially held responsible.
- Inappropriate behavior toward other students and adults will not be tolerated. Inappropriate behavior is defined as: cursing; degrading others through words and/or actions, any gestures that are not promoting godliness.
- LaGrange Baptist Church is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
*A student may be sent home for any of the above rules that are broken.
|Friday, Nov. 20||6:00pm||Meet @ Church eat supper!|
|7:30pm||Arrive at Host Homes|
|8:45pm||Break – Snacks / Hang Out|
|10:30pm||Get ready for Nitey-Nite|
|Saturday, Nov. 21||8:00am||Rise n’ Shine!|
|8:30am||Breakfast & Cleanup|
|10:30am||Break/hang out / take 5’s|
|12:30pm||Lunch @ Church|
|4:30pm||Travel Back to Host Home|
|5:00pm||Free time / take 5’s|
|8:00pm||Break / take 5’s|
|Sunday, Nov. 22||7:30am||Rise n’ Shine!|
|8:00am||Breakfast & Cleanup|
|9:15am||Leave for Church|
What is DisicpleNow?
The DiscipleNow concept centers on a small group atmosphere in a home setting for a weekend. Each group will have six to ten youth of the same sex and will be led by an adult leader. Each group goes through a specific Bible Study that introduces some to what it means to be a Christian and encourages others in their growth as a Christian.
Where do students stay?
Students stay in church members homes throughout the county.
Are adults staying in homes?
Yes, the group leader, host family, and usually another adult worker stay in the homes with the students.
Who are the group leaders?
Usually, group leaders are members of our church or personal friends of Lisle. You can call Lisle to find out what adult will be leading your student.
What does the cost cover?
It covers food, materials and t-shirt. Your student will not need any extra money for the weekend.
When will I know where my student will be staying?
We assign host homes with groups the first part of November. We do not make this public info until the Friday night of the event. If you need to know where your student is staying, just call Lisle.
What if my student has a conflict in schedule during the weekend?
That is one of the beauties of this event – it is done in town. So if your student has a conflict and it cannot be changed, in your registration confirmation packet there will be a “time away” card – fill it out and give it to Lisle before the weekend. But, understand, we strongly encourage you to try and work it out to be there the entire time.
Looking forward to a great weekend!!! If you have not received a registrant confirmation packet, please contact the office to get one. See everyone THIS Friday @ 6 PM!
6:00pm Meet @ Church eat supper!
6:30pm Send-Off Challenge
7:30pm Arrive at Host Homes
8:00pm Intro session
8:45pm Break – Snacks / Hang Out
9:00pm Session 1
10:30pm Get ready for Nitey-Nite
11:00pm Lights Out!
Saturday, Nov. 8
8:00am Rise n’ Shine!
8:30am Breakfast & Cleanup
9:00am Session 2
10:30am Break/hang out / take 5’s
10:45am Session 3
12:30pm Lunch @ Church
1:00pm Group Recreation
4:30pm Travel Back to Host Home
5:00pm Free time / take 5’s
6:30pm Session 4
8:00pm Break / take 5’s
8:45pm Closing/app session
11:00pm Lights Out!
Sunday, Nov. 9
7:30am Rise n’ Shine!
8:00am Breakfast & Cleanup
9:15am Leave for Church
9:30am L.I.F.E. classes
10:45am Attend Worship