Nova Youth are participating in Camp Kajabe this Summer!


Beginning July 15 and going for the next 5 weeks, we'll be gathering together on Nova's campus for some fun and fellowship where we'll be watching some special messages from Hume Lake.


After Wednesday night, the message and some extra material will be posted on this page for the students to check out during the rest of the week.


We will meet each Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm following measures from the Health Department. 

Please bring a jacket or two, because we're entirely outside and it gets COLD.


Contact Thomas via email thomaswhiteside@novachurch.org or text/call 310-947-4918 for more information.



Session 4 (August 5)

(You can download this video here)


Matthew 28:18-20

18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”



Discussion Questions:

  1. How does God work through His Church?

  2. As a member of the Church or Body of Christ, you play a valuable role; how are you using your gifting to accomplish the mission of the Church?

  3. Church isn’t something you merely attend, but something you are a member of; how are you being an obedient and active participant in the Church?

Spend time alone with God as you reflect with a Devotional one day this week. Also, take the time to memorize the verse above (Matthew 28:18-20).


Want to learn more? Watch this seminar video featuring Brooks Buser.


(You can download this video here)

SESSION 3 (JULY 29)


(You can download this video here)


Ephesians 2:19-22

19 Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, 20 built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone. 21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.



Discussion Questions:

  1. What is the power of the Church dependent on?

  2. What is the importance of God’s Word?

  3. What is the role of the Holy Spirit?

  4. How do you see the power of God’s Word and the Holy Spirit working in your life?

Spend time alone with God as you reflect with a Devotional one day this week. Also, take the time to memorize the verse above (Ephesians 2:19-22).

SESSION 2  (JULY 22)


(You can download this video here)



Ephesians 1:7-8a

7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us.


Discussion Questions:

  1. Why did Jesus have to die for the Church?

  2. Describe your understanding of the gospel message.

  3. Describe what the idea of “by faith alone” means when it comes to believing in Jesus Christ.

  4. Have you given your entire life to Jesus?


Spend time alone with God as you reflect with a Devotional one day this week. Also, take the time to memorize the verse above (Ephesians 1:7-8a).



Want to learn more? Watch this seminar video featuring Megan Fate Marshman.



(You can download this video here)

Session 1  (July 15)

(You can download this video here)


Ephesians 1:3-5a

3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ...


Discussion Questions:

  1. What are some misconceptions about the Church?

  2. According to God’s Word, how did the Church begin?

  3. What is the agreement or covenant between God the Father and His Son Jesus?

  4. Because God loves His Church, what are we as believers called to do?

  5. When it comes to the Church, what are some things you’re confused by?


Spend time alone with God as you reflect with a Devotional one day this week. Also, take the time to memorize the verse above (Ephesians 1:3-5a).



Want to learn more? Watch this seminar video featuring Jonny Ardavanis and Erik Thoennes.


(You can download this video here)


Camp Kajabe: Week 5

Coming Soon

Youth

When it's not a worldwide pandemic, the Youth (grades 6-12) meet on Wednesday nights at 7:00 and Sunday mornings at 11:15 for engaging discussions, challenging Bible study, energetic worship, and ridiculous recreation.   


Led by Thomas Whiteside, the youth ministry is dedicated to introducing teens to Jesus Christ and helping them grow in their love and obedience to Him.


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Wednesdays: This is the Way - A Journey through Matthew

A long journey looking at the way of Jesus in the gospel of Matthew.


Sundays: The Bible & Culture

A unique Sunday morning class where we are encouraging parents to attend class with the Youth as we look at important cultural topics of today such as money, family, suffering, and power. The Youth will have discussions together in their own cohorts, but we hope that parental presence will help bridge a connection to take discussions on these topics further in the future.

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Click here for the Medical Release Form for events.

Please fill it out, print, and sign.


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Notable Dates:

No Sunday Class (For the Foreseeable Future)

vIDEO SCAVENGER HUNT 2019

Watch the Video Scavenger Hunt from our annual Summer Kickoff!


NEW TESTAMENT SERIES (Spring 2019)

The handouts for each lesson can be found below. They contain an overview, themes, and memory verses. We encourage everyone to read the whole biblical book or a few key stories each week as we seek to understand the story of God.


Matthew: Feb. 13

Luke 1-19: Feb. 20, 24, 

Luke 19-24: Feb. 27, Mar. 3

John: Mar. 6, 10

Speaking and Living the Gospel: Mar. 17

Acts 1-12: Mar. 20

Acts 13-28: Mar. 27

Paul's Letters: April 3, 7

Romans: April 17

Philippians: April 24, 28

Galatians: May 1, 5

1-3 John: May 15, 19

Hebrews: May 22, 26

James: May 29, June 2

Revelation: June 5, 9

NT Recap: June 12, 16

Old Testament Series (Fall 2018)

The handouts for each lesson can be found below. They contain an overview, themes, memory verses, and discussion questions. We encourage everyone to read the whole biblical book or a few key stories each week as we seek to understand the story of God.


Genesis 1-11
: Sept. 12, 16

Genesis 12-50: Sept. 19, 23

Exodus 1-18: Sept. 26, 30

What Happens After Death?: Oct. 7

Exodus 19-40 & Leviticus: Oct. 10, 14

Numbers, Deuteronomy: Oct. 17, 21

Joshua: Oct. 24, Nov. 4

Judges, Ruth: Nov. 7, 11

1-2 Samuel: Nov. 14, 18

1-2 Kings: Nov. 28, Dec. 2

Wisdom Literature: Dec. 5, 9

Isaiah: Dec. 12

The Coming King Handout & Article: Dec. 16

Psalms:  Jan. 6

Daniel: Jan. 9, 13

Ezra-Nehemiah: Jan. 16, 20

Minor Prophets: Jan. 23, 27

OT Overview: Jan. 30



Other Resources:

Salvation: Four Views

Fear of the Lord (in Joshua)


Hume LAke

MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL

Canceled for 2020


Nova Youth will be joining kids from all over California at Hume Lake’s Meadow Ranch and Ponderosa Camps for what promises to be an incredible week in the mountains. Meadow Ranch is open to all students going into grades 6-8. Ponderosa is open to all students going into grades 9-12 and even those who have just finished their senior years. At camp, teens will have the opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of the Sequoia National Forest while taking part in high-energy recreation, meaningful times of worship, and challenging opportunities to grow as individuals and as Christ-followers. Many have found that a week at Ponderosa can change lives forever. We encourage you to visit Hume.org for more about all that Hume Lake has to offer.


Nova has many generous donors that love to help kids go to camp. They already enable us to cover the cost of transportation and the cost to provide counselors. Please inquire about need-based scholarships to thomaswhiteside@novachurch.org. All the students will get the opportunity to participate in fundraising for camp in order to lessen the total cost for themselves (average cost is lowered by $150).


Total cost: $595


Payments will be due:

     February 5th - $150

     April 15th - $200

     May 31st - $245 (minus fundraised cost)


Deposit cost is able to be refunded up to May 31st as long as another student is able to fill the spot once we release it back to Hume Lake.


REGISTER HERE

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2019 Recap Video: