Student Ministries Summer Trips

 The Four Oaks New Orleans team

The Four Oaks New Orleans team

By Rob Pifer

Last week we too about 50 of our middle and high school students to Wild Adventures, and it was a blast. In addition to just simply having fun, summer trips like this serve to build unity within the group and to allow our incoming 7th graders feel like more of a part of our Four Oaks Students family. It was really cool to see some of our older students taking time to help and include the younger ones today, I’m so proud of them.

Speaking of trips, it was just a couple of weeks ago that we were traveling back from New Orleans with 30 of our high school students after having spent a week ministering with Urban Impact Ministries located in the inner city area of Central City, New Orleans. My heart is full as I reflect back on a trip that saw our group become more unified and centered in Christ, hearts awakened to the call of ministry, and younger students stepping up to take on the mantle of service the older students have built over time.

As you can see in the pictures below, there was a lot of work and ministry to do which kept us all very busy. One of the things I’m most thankful for is the desire and passion the students have brought home with them, all ready to make an impact for the Gospel back here in Tallahassee. So please, will you join me in praying for God to provide clear direction on how to lead and mobilize our students for the work required?

Thank you church for loving and supporting our students. It shows. Here’s to looking forward to what God will continue to do in the lives of our young people!