Middle School Ministry - Livermore

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Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Welcome to C|F Middle School Ministry!

Scroll down to learn more about the ministry, what to expect, what to look forward to, and how to get involved. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out! Connect with Chelsie Anderson, Middle School Pastor, at chelsiea@cornerstoneweb.org 

What can you expect in C|F Middle School Ministry?

Sundays: Middle School Ministry gathers on Sundays at 9 am. This is a great space for middle schoolers to be welcomed by leaders who love Jesus and desire to build community with our students. Throughout 2022, students will learn how to live out their faith, how to read the Bible, and participate in large group discussions. For our kinesthetic learners, students will be invited to join us in hands-on activities that will develop their understanding of who Jesus is and how to live for Him.

Wednesdays: On Wednesdays, we offer small groups during 3 different sessions throughout the year. Your student can anticipate meeting their leader, sharing a meal or snack with their community, group games and activities, weekly biblical teaching, small group discussion, and the opportunity to develop mission-mindedness. Register here

Serving: A key aspect of being a part of our middle school community is serving. We serve others to show love and to practice having a servant’s heart. In 1 John 4:19, we read  “we love because he first loved us.” In Matthew 20:26-28, we learn “...instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” It is the hope of the middle school leaders and pastor that students would first desire to serve others simply because Christ served us.

If you are interested in serving on our team, please click here. I want to help!

Camps: Students can anticipate 3 different camp experiences; Fall (Oct or Nov), Winter (Jan or Feb), and Summer (June or July). We often will have moments in our lives where we need to get away from the distractions and monotony of our day to be with Jesus, to remove distractions, and to be with our community for extended periods of time. This is where our retreats come into our ministry. Jesus often “...went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.” (Luke 6:12) As we seek to be more like Him, we too will retreat to a place with our students to draw nearer to Him. 

UPCOMING CAMP: Middle School Fall Camp, October 14th-16th, 2022


Middle School Ministry At A Glance

UPCOMING EVENTS/CAMPS
Summer Events: click here to register

  • Movie Night, Friday, Aug 5th, 7-9pm
    Student Center/ Patio
    $5 per student (includes movie, popcorn, and root beer floats


Middle School Summer Camp
: June 20th-23rd 

Post Camp Update After breakfast each morning we gathered together for Church Time. We played games, sang songs, and listened to 5 different sermons during the week. Our camp theme was Step By Step. This series was designed to help students learn about the way God’s Spirit can work to transform them into the character of Jesus. After Church Time, our students headed out for solo devotional time with Jesus. Then, they met with their small groups to discuss more about how we can see the Holy Spirit in ourselves, others, and the world around us.

After groups, our students headed to Rec time for some crazy team games. Your students was placed on 1 of 3 teams, the Pink Hog Riders, the Green Beans, or the Orange Chi-Winnies (also know as Orange Cows). After games like Giant T-Shirt Soccer, 3 Way Tug-O-War, Inter-tube Gladiators, and McDonald's Ball Retrieving, we headed to lunch. Your student then was excused to free time where they could hang out in our Recreation room filled with pool and ping-pong tables, play a game of sand volleyball, swim in the pool, or play a quick game of basketball at the courts.

For our afternoon activities your student participated in the Gecko Glider, a large zip line, Compound Bows at the archery range, the Vertical Playpen, a series of cargo nets, tires, and beams reaching into the treetops, and Archery Tag, think archery and dodgeball combined. 

After afternoon activities we gathered for dinner, evening church time, and then, each night ended around the fire pit. We'd pull out the guitar, roast some s'mores, share about our day, and then head to bed.


Middle School Fall Camp: October 14th-16th 

Camp MayMac: We will be headed to Camp MayMac in Felton. We have lots of fun planned as we explore hiking trails, the beach, tide pools, a train ride through the redwoods, boardwalk time, and playing volleyball and basketball! We'll even have an evening bonfire with s'mores, live worship, and teaching. 

Register: Click Here
WHEN
: Friday, October 14th - Sunday, October 16th
Transportation is not provided, Drop off at 5:30pm (dinner provided), pick up at 2:30pm
WHERE: Camp MayMac in Felton, CA 
COST: $225, includes all meals at camp, lodging, camp T-shirt, and all activities
Scholarships Available email Chelsie at ChelsieA@cornerstoneweb.org
Check out Camp MayMac https://cityteam.org/camp-maymac/

SUNDAYS
July/ September: Sunday Services at 9 am in the Student Center at CF Livermore.

  • 08/07 Cornerstone Fellowship, Livermore Serve Day: Click Here to Register
  • 08/14 at 9a The Whole Point (The Rules of Freedom): Week 4

  • 08/21 at 9a Never Give Up (How Hope Changes Everything): Week 1
  • 08/28 at 10a No Student Services (Join Us in the Auditorium)
  • 09/04 at 9a Never Give Up (How Hope Changes Everything): Week 2
  • 09/11 at 9a Never Give Up (How Hope Changes Everything): Week 3
  • 09/18 at 9a Never Give Up (How Hope Changes Everything): Week 4

WEDNESDAYS
July-August: Wednesday Groups at 6:30 pm in the Student Center at CF Livermore register here

  • 07/20 Real Talk: The Truth About Sex And Relationships Week 1
  • 07/27 Real Talk: The Truth About Sex And Relationships Week 2
  • 08/03 Real Talk: The Truth About Sex And Relationships Week 3
  • 08/10 Real Talk: The Truth About Sex And Relationships Week 4

September 7th- November 16th: Wednesday Groups at 6:30 pm in the Student Center at CF Livermore

SERVING
God is doing incredible things within our Youth Ministry! If you are interested in being a part of it please complete the form below and our Youth Ministry Staff will be in touch. I want to help!

High School and Middle School Serving Opportunity: 

Buddy System Ministry: We are looking for students who would like to learn more about welcoming our special needs community into Youth services. If you'd like more information on how you can serve students in our church and work alongside a ministry mentor trained in special needs ministry let us know! 

What is the Buddy System?  It is a way to have an inclusive environment at our middle and high school services and activities. We want people to form meaningful friendships through this program as well. 

Why are we implementing this system? Jesus commanded us to love the Lord our God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to love our neighbor as ourselves.  Our neighbors include our friends who may be different from us.  This program will  build one-to-one friendships between people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities, offering social interactions while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. 


Meet your Middle School Pastor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Chelsie Anderson has lived in the Tri-Valley area for over a decade and made Cornerstone Fellowship her home church in 2010. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University. She spearheaded Wells Middle School Wyldlife and Dublin High Young Life in 2013. She then began teaching Biblical studies courses at Valley Christian Schools in 2015. In 2018, she went on full-time staff at Cornerstone Fellowship as the Connect Lead and in 2021 she was hired as our Middle School Pastor. She is a wife and mother of two daughters.

A few things you may not know about her are: she has been swimming with great white sharks, she was attacked by monkeys, and she’s eaten ostrich but is now a vegetarian (no correlation). Can you believe she hasn’t eaten bacon in 14 years?! She is passionate about supporting local businesses, hiking the East Bay regional trails, serving our community, rescuing pit bulls, and outdoor adventures with her family and friends.

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