Mission Statement Making a difference in our community through Christian outreach in a fun and safe environment.

Purpose Statement Our primary purpose is to expand the knowledge of Christ among youth by setting a positive example and providing a safe place for recreation.

Vision Statement To be Washington's premier skatepark and recreational facility by providing each guest with a variety of activities in a friendly, affordable, Christian environment.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Bible Sessions Last Night

6-11 Year Old Class
WINNING CONVERSATIONS - Bev taught on the story of Hannah and how she wanted a baby so badly, but she couldn't have a baby.  She always kept on praying, and one day Eli heard her praying.  He told her to go home; her prayers had been answered.  God would give her a child.  Hannah did end up having a child who she then gave back to God when he was old enough to live with Priest Eli.  Different ways of praying were discussed.

Jr/Sr High Class
TEMPTATION - Brett taught on temptation.  Psalms 119:9 - How do you keep your way pure? By living according to God's word.  How can you live by God's word if you do not read it? Luke 22:40 - What can help you avoid falling into temptation?  Prayer.  Not just your own prayer, but also the prayer of others.  Psalm 119:11 - How do you avoid sinning against God when temptations come?  Memorize scripture.

Then we looked at the temptation of Christ in Luke 4:1-12.  Jesus wasn't free from temptation.  After 40 days in the dessert, Satan tempted Christ.  Christ' first response when tempted?  Quote scripture!

Then we watched a short video by Shaun Murray talking about temptation and how Satan just wants to get one little fingernail between you and God, so he can peel you away like a sticker on an RV. 

My challenge to the teens - Before you are faced with temptation, apply the verses we read today.  Live according to God's word (read it every day!), pray and ask others for prayer support, and memorize scripture.
 were used for Bible drill.  There was some discussion

Monday, October 24, 2011

Game Day - Halloween Eve

Last Week - This Week

Last Week's Lessons
6-11 year olds - TRUE TRUST.  The memory verse was Proverbs 3:5-6.  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowlege him, and he will make your paths straight.  The story discussed was when Elisha took over after Elijah died (2 Kings 6:8-23) and even though things looked very scary for Elisha, God was bigger than his enemies and bigger than any situation we could ever be in.

12 and up - Jeremy taught on CHOICES.  Three stories were read including Samson's story where he asks for God's power one last time (Judges 16:28-30), the temptation of Christ in the wilderness (Matthew 4:1-11), and Christ asking God to "take this cup from me" (Mark 14:35-36).  As Jr & Sr High students are faced with difficult choises, making the right choice might be hard.  Making the right choice is worth it.  Jeremy also reminded the students that if you have made the wrong decision once, you are not locked into that decision forever.  Just like Samson made some wrong choices along the way but turned back to God, you can make the right choice the next time.

This week we will be having pizza!  The younger group will be learning about WINNING CONVERSATIONS and the older group will be learning about TEMPTATION.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Special Thanks to Our Latest Sponsor - Grizzly Sports

Thanks so much to Grizzly Sports for donating a box of helmets!  Go check them out in Monroe or online at http://www.grizzly-sports.com/

God bless!

SHOW ME THE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Yes, it's that time of year again wherein we begin shouting out to everyone, "Show me the money!"

Insurance is due at the start of 2012, and we're looking for $1200 to come in between now and then.

We're asking for your help. 

Donations can be made via PayPal, check or cash.  Any amount helps. 

Please prayerfully consider what you can give, and if you cannot give financially at this time, please give by praying.

Thanks so much for all your love and support through out the years.  We are truly blessed by all of you.


Brett Elizabeth Spore

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Prawphit On Point - All Ages House Party - October 15th

Prawphit came to M.A.D. Skates awhile back, did some of his music, and shared his testimony.  He is passionate about sharing Christ with as many people as he can reach. 

Meet him, hear his sound, and have a great time.

As with anything, be safe, be smart, and listen to the Holy Spirit.

Bible Session Notes - October 3rd

Stop Riding The Fence
Jeremiah: Jeremiah was a priest and a prophet.  Jeremiah saw his nation disintegrating morally from within and being destroyed militarily from without.  He saw many of the people of Jerusalem taken captive to foreign lands.  He spoke to Judah asking them to turn back to God.

God sent Jeremiah to warn the people that if they did not change their way of living, they would be sent into exile and destroyed.

As followers of Christ and believers in the one true God, we cannot act like the rest of the world.  We must be set apart.  People should be able to tell the difference between a Christian and a non-Christian. 
Matthew 7:15-20.

In Jeremiah’s time, much like in our own time, many people are walking around with the label “believer” or “saved” or “Christian,” and yet almost nothing in their lives would indicate that they have received salvation and are living as redeemed people. 

The people of Jeremiah’s time would go to church and say their prayers to the one true God just like many of us today.  BUT THEN, they would go back home and they would sin against God!  They would thank nature for their crops, foreign gods for their wealth, they would have sex with whomever they wanted, they would kill innocent people, they would worship idols, and on and on and on, sinning against the God they just claimed was their savior, their salvation, the one true God.

I see some frightening similarities in our society today.  People claiming Christianity but sinning against God in so many ways like: watching pornography, worshipping rock stars and movie stars, having sex outside of marriage, worshipping “mother earth” instead of acknowledging God’s hand in everything, killing innocent lives through abortion, and on and on and on, sinning against the God they just sang about in church.

Jeremiah said that the people were running around doing whatever they wanted while shouting “I’m safe!  I’m saved!” Jeremiah 7:9-11

I beg you… Do not be like the Judeans shouting “I’m saved! I’m safe!” and then not living the life God has called you to live.  True salvation does not equal a simple belief that Jesus Christ is the son of God and that he died for your sins.  Whether or not you go to heaven IS about the man who died on the cross.  This was His gift to you, and it is up to you whether or not you choose to accept that gift.  HOWEVER! True salvation comes from repentance.  Acts 3:19-20, Jeremiah 15:19, Matthew 4:17, Luke 13:3 

As with the people in Jeremiah’s day, you will suffer exile and destruction if you do not walk the walk for the God you are claiming is your savior.  Sin = consequences.  You cannot get around that.
In a message to the church of the Thessalonians regarding Christ’s return, God sends us a message.
I Thessalonians 5:1-11 
Stop living like the unsaved!

 In a message to the church in Laodicea, God sends us a message as well.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Bible Lessons From the Past Few Weeks

Sorry to everyone for being a bit slow to post our Bible Session notes over the past few weeks.  Here is a brief synopsis of what we've been teaching on lately.

Sept. 12 - I (Brett) spoke on Truth, Lies, and the Creation Story.  Scriptures used were 2 Timothy 3:16, Hebrews 4:12, and Genesis 1:1-2:2.  Youth were challenged to always ask this question in relation to what they hear and see: "What does God's word say about this?"

Sept. 19th - Jeremy spoke on Pride.  Scriptures used were Matthew 5:3, Proverbs 11:2, Proverbs 16:18, Ecclesiastes 7:8, and Proverbs 17:6.  Youth were challenged to look at ways in which pride is usually a bad thing.

Sept. 26th - Micki spoke on Prayer using "The Lord's Prayer" from Luke 11:1-4. Youth were challenged to continue praying for their friends and family and to memorize The Lord's Prayer.

Tonight - Stop Riding the Fence!