Summer 2019 Programs & Events
Summers are a great time for both students AND adults to get plugged into the RESET Student Ministry! The details and descriptions for our summer events can be found below. We focus on two things during the summer, and every event is planned with those two things in mind:
Serving & sharing the good news of Jesus with the world.
Creating a family-like community among our students, volunteers, and staff.
Come hangout with us this summer, build relationships, and discover how God has uniquely gifted you to share the life-changing message of Jesus with the world! Click the calendar button to print out your OFFICIAL RESET Summer 2019 Calendar!
June 9 & 23; July 14, 21, & 28
Tribes is a group competition event that we host every summer- this is our 8th year in a row! Each student will join a Tribe for the summer that competes in a series of challenges with hopes of winning the Tribes Championship Trophy! Challenges involve more than just athletic ability, so everyone can contribute. This is a great event to meet people, build relationships, and invite friends. We will have 5 TRIBES from 5:30-7:30 PM on the Sunday Nights listed above.
June 5 & 19; July 17 & 24
Ministry Days are a new thing for RESET this summer! Students will meet at the church at 8:30 AM, then head to downtown Birmingham to serve with different ministries in that area. High School students will spend time serving and building relationships with the urban population that seeks refuge from the summer heat in Church of the Reconciler’s air-conditioned sanctuary. Middle School students will serve with Urban Ministries in the WE Garden by cleaning up trash, maintaining the garden, and serving the people who benefit from the garden. After serving, we will all meet somewhere for lunch together, then return back to Asbury for Open Church. During Open Church, the Gym & Youth Space will be open for students to hangout, play basketball or video games, craft, and share stories about their morning experiences with each other. Open Church ends at 4 PM. Students are then invited to return back to Asbury for a "Spotify" Worship Night from 7:30-9:00 PM that night to encounter God and worship Him for what He did in-and-through them during the day! Ministry Days are going to be a blast. If you have to leave early or come late to any part of the day, that is okay- we want you to be a part of whatever you can!
Beach Camp is a 4-day beach retreat that we take every year to give students an opportunity to slow down, connect with God, grow in their faith, and grow closer as a family. We’ll leave Friday morning, head to Laguna Beach Christian Retreat, and spend the weekend swimming, playing, and learning about who Jesus is and what that means for our lives! It is a great chance for students, volunteers, and staff to get to know one another, experience God, and create life-long memories together. We love this weekend!
VBS & Splash Adventure
Every year, we get the opportunity to partner with Asbury’s Children’s Ministry to host 600+ kids for Vacation Bible School on our campus. Students from the RESET Student Ministry serve on the drama, music, recreation, and kitchen teams along with helping adult leaders lead grade-specific groups of kids during the week! This is a great opportunity for students to help raise up the next generation of Jesus followers behind them! We also get a lot of laughs and memories from the week. New this year: We will end the week on Friday by going to Alabama Splash Adventure for the day! Be on the lookout for VBS and Splash Adventure sign-ups coming soon!
Chattanooga Mission Trip
Calling all High School & Middle School students! We’re headed to Chattanooga in July for our Summer 2019 Mission Trip! While we’re there, we’ll work with Kids Camps, homeless ministry, food banks, thrift stores, and everything in between. Mission trips are crazy good opportunities to experience God move in ways you’ve never seen Him move before, meet new friends, and learn how God has created you to play a role in His story! These trips also tend to be where the memorable and funny moments come from, so we always return with full hearts and sore stomachs (from laughing of course!).
Freddy’s & a Flick
June 6 & 25; July 25
Freddy’s & a Flick is a fun chance for the RESET Student Ministry to hangout, eat lunch, and go watch the latest blockbuster together! We'll meet at Freddy's Custard & Steakburgers in Lee Branch, eat, and then walk to the AMC to see the movie. Movies and times will be announced a few weeks prior to the event, and all of that will be posted on social media and the website calendar!
9:45 - 10:45am Every Sunday
We will meet every Sunday from 9:45-10:45 AM in the Youth Space to have laid back discussions and teachings about how to balance being a teenager in 2018 and a follower of Jesus all at the same time. God is writing the greatest story of all time, and the goal of 945 is to show Middle & High School students that they are gifted and called to play a role in it! We will meet together as 6th-12th graders, and these times will be led by our college interns and staff!
Costa Rica Mission Trip
may 25 - June 1
A group of high school students and adults will travel to Costa Rica with Costa Rica Mission Projects, a missions organization aimed at supporting and partnering with local Costa Rican churches to reach people with the message of Jesus. We will work on various constructions projects to help meet the physical needs of the churches while also producing a VBS for the children in the area to teach them about Jesus. The trip is already full, but join us in praying for the team, that they would serve well and safely in the name of Jesus! If you missed out, no worries, be on the look out for registration information for next year’s trip!