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, July 16, 2013

Dinners Needed for August

We still need dinners provided for August 5th, 12th, and 19th.  We can provide dinner and dessert for this group for approximately $30 a night.  If you don't feel motivated to bring something, just send a check to M.A.D. Skates & Rec Center, 21705 2nd Avenue SE, Bothell, WA 98021, and we'll buy some dinner for the group.


Bible Session in Review

Mike from the EFC Interns shared the stories of Zacheus and The Prodigal Son. He related the Zacheus story to how Jesus is calling your name and how he cares about you no matter what you have done or believed in the past.  He related the Prodigal Son story to how excited Jesus is about the steps you take toward him like the prodigal son's father was excited to have his boy back.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Jesus as Healer - Bible Session 7-8-13

Jesus as Healer

* Adapted from Creative Bible Lessons on the Life of Christ

By Brett Spore 7-8-13



Goal: Show how difficult a simple task can be with a disability. Help them see they should be thankful for what they can do.

1.     Students hold their dominant hand behind their backs.

2.     Students try to fold a piece of paper and stuff it into an envelope using their other, non-dominant hand.

3.     Teacher point out how difficult this one task is using only your one hand.



Many of us can’t relate to struggling over a simple task like folding a letter, making a sandwich or tying our shoes.  We tend to take a lot for granted.  Today we’re going to read a story about a disabled man and his encounter with Jesus.


Read Mark 2:1-12

A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. So many gathered that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them.  Some men came, bringing to him a paralytic, carried by four of them.  Since they could not get him to Jesus because of the crowd, they made an opening in the roof above Jesus and, after digging through it, lowered the mat the paralyzed man was lying on.  When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”


Now some teachers of the law were sitting there, thinking to themselves, “Why does this fellow talk life that?  He’s blaspheming! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”


Immediately Jesus knew in his spirit that this was what they were thinking in their hearts, and he said to them, “Why are you thinking these things?  Which is easier: to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take up your mat and walk’? But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on to forgive sins…”  He said to the paralytic, “I tell you, get, take your mat and go home.”  He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all.  This amazed everyone and they praised God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”


Looking Deeper: (12+)

Looking at Vs. 5 and tell me what started the man’s healing? What was the first thing Jesus did for him that started the process?

The man’s healing started with forgiveness.  Think about what you need to ask Jesus forgiveness for in your life.


Looking at vs. 2-4 what roadblocks stood in the way of this man seeking Jesus?

-paralytic, crowds

This man’s disability didn’t keep him from seeking Jesus.  Nothing in your life should keep you from seeking Jesus either.


Looking at vs. 3 tell me who helped this man in getting healed? 

This man had great friends who played a role in his healing.  Think about whom you are surrounding yourself with and whether or not they would do something like this for you? 

Would you do something like this for them?



August Dinner Schedule - Please read!

Providing dinner is as easy as dropping off a salad, some cookies, a lasagna or even mailing in a check!

The dinner schedule for August is almost completely wide open and we need your help to feed these hungry kids, tweens and teens!

August 5
Dinner - NEEDED
Dessert - NEEDED

August 12
Dinner - NEEDED
Dessert - Bev Spore

August 19
Dinner - NEEDED
Dessert - NEEDED

August 26
Dinner - Pizza
Dessert - Brett Spore

Call or text: 206-423-0813 if you are able to help.  Or shoot me an email at brett@madskates.com.

Send checks to MAD Skates & Rec Center, 21705 2nd Avenue SE, Bothell, WA 98021

Special Guests Next Week - EFC Interns

Next Monday night, July 15th, we are pleased to welcome the summer Interns from Eastside Foursquare Church.  They will be providing dinner, presenting the Bible Session, doing a craft and playing and skating along with the youth.  If you haven't been to MAD Skates' Skate & Rec Night in awhile, please come back for a visit.  This would be a great week to come!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Last Week's Bible Session - 7/1/13 - Jesus as Salvager

Jesus As Salvager

*Very Loosely Adapted from Creative Bible Lessons on the Life of Christ

By Brett Spore 7-1-13


Define Salvage:

the act of saving a ship or its cargo from perils of the seas.

the property saved.

the act of saving anything from fire, danger, etc.

the property saved from danger.



Concept: The results of destruction

Task: Show a broken object: torn paper cup, pop can ripped in half, leg of a chair, etc.


1.     Describe the destroyed item.

2.     What was the item’s purpose?

3.     Is this item presently functional for its original purpose?

4.     Can it ever be completely restored for its original purpose? (If Yes – Skip to #6)

5.     Is there anything that can be salvaged from this item in its present condition?

6.     What would it take to restore this item to new?


In John 4:1-42 – We read about the Samaritan woman who meets Jesus at the well.  Her life was a train wreck, but Jesus offered her a new life through him.


Vs. 42 says: They (the people of her town) said to the woman, “We no longer believe just because of what you said; now we have heard for ourselves, and we know that this man really is the Savior of the world.”


The townspeople who would have thought this woman to be the scum of the earth, just said they believed “because of what you said.”  They would never have believed what she said before she met Christ, but because of his transforming power in her life, he “salvaged” her life and made her a new person, they believed her.


Bible Drill: 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!


By accepting Christ as your Lord and Savior, you become a new creation!  All the wrongs of the past are cleaned up by God, you are forgiven for all those mistakes, and Jesus “salvages” you and creates you new again!


Jesus is in the salvage business, and only He can

1.     Clean our dirty lives and restore us from true brokenness

2.     Make something significant out of what is insignificant

3.     Change our lives


Think about your life right now and see if there is a place of brokenness.  Think about what you’d like for God to fix in your life.  Write it down on this piece of paper, and put the paper in your pocket or sock or wherever you are going to find it tonight before going to bed.  As you go to bed, take out the piece of paper and pray to God asking Him to salvage that area of your life - to save you and repair you and heal you and make you new.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Dinner Anyone?

Dinner needed on July 22nd.  If you are available to help out, please contact me.  Even helping with a portion of the meal would be fantastic.  Cut up a watermelon and bring it.  Send a check for $20 for $1 cheeseburgers.  Toss a bunch of hotdogs in a crockpot and throw in some buns.
Tonight's menu? Corn dogs and watermelon by Ricki Jones. Dessert and pop provided by Brett Spore.

Almost anything helps, and together we can make this happen.

Last Week's Bible Session Video

Here is the video from last week's Bible Session. Just something funny to finish off our two lessons on how Jesus was both fully human and fully God.


This should take you to the video by Skit Guys called Fully Human, Fully God.