Middle School Ministry - Livermore
Every Sunday, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Welcome to CF 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
What can you expect in CF Middle School Ministry?
Meet Your Middle School Pastor
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.
Volunteering: A key aspect of being a part of our middle school community is volunteering. 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 volunteering on our team, please click here. I want to help!
Camps: Students can anticipate 3 different camp experiences; Fall (Oct), Winter (Feb), and Summer (June). These can range from day trips to over night experiences. 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 DAY CAMP: Middle School Winter Camp, February 25th, 2023 (Register Below)
Middle School Ministry At A Glance
- Sunday Morning Cartoons, Pajamas, and Cereal Breakfast Bar- Register Here
Sunday, February 26th, During MS Service, Time 8:45a-10:15a
FREE- Pajamas, Cartoons, & Milk & Cereal Breakfast Bar
Roll out of bed and join us in middle school ministry for breakfast and cartoons
- Middle School Teams Battle Night- Register Here
Friday, March 10th, MS Team Battle Night, 6:30p-8:30p
Cost: $5- The teams will be made and then we will battle for the ultimate trophy!
Join us for pizza dinner and team games!
- Middle School Kickball In The Park- Register Here
Saturday, April 15th, MS Kickball Game in the Park, Time TBD
Cost: $5- We'll meet for a Kickball Game and Lunch
More Information To Come
Middle School Winter Day Camp: February 25th, REGISTER HERE
Our Middle School Winter Serve Day Camp is happening Saturday, February 25th! We will be headed out into our local community for a hands on serving opportunity. After our service project we will gather at Cornerstone Livermore for pizza, a time of worship, messages, and reflection. Then, we'll do our 2nd service project at the church, followed by a pasta dinner. We have exciting games and activities planned through out the day and a BIG night game! You won't want to miss it!
WHEN: Saturday, February 25th, Drop off at 9am, pick up at 8pm
WHERE: Cornerstone Fellowship, Livermore
COST: $30, includes lunch, dinner, snacks, T-shirt, and all service projects and activities. REGISTER HERE
Please note: We are inviting parents to join us for our morning service projects. Register in the link above, cost is $10 per adult volunteer/ chaperone.
We have a goal of creating 300 blessing bags for our unsheltered neighbors. Would you consider purchasing items off our Amazon wishlist for the event? If you have any questions feel free to reach out to Chelsie Anderson at ChelsieA@cornerstoneweb.org
Save the Date:
Middle School Summer Camp: June 19th-22nd, Registration Opening In January
January: Sunday Services at 9 am in the Student Center at CF Livermore.
Shema: Hear or Listen
Look at each word in the Shema, a famous Jewish prayer. Meditate on these ancient words and learn what it means to love and serve God.
Jan 8th-February 12th
Upcoming: January 18th- March 29th: Wednesday Groups at 6:30 pm in the Student Center at CF Livermore Register Here
Cheat Codes: A series about wisdom and faith.
Jan 18th Week 1- Proverbs 1:1-5a, Proverbs 3:5, Proverbs 3:6 God gives us wisdom for life.
Jan 25th Week 2- Proverbs 4:25-27 Your character matters.
Feb 1st Week 3- Proverbs 19:11 Patience matters.
Feb 8th Week 4- Proverbs 15:1 Your words matter.
Limited Edition: A series about our identity in Christ.
Feb 15th Week 1- Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 1:31a WE are a limited edition.
Feb 22nd Week 1- Ash Wednesday
Echo: An Easter series about important things Jesus said.
Mar 1st Week 1- Luke 22:14-16, Luke 22:17-20 We remember what Jesus has done to know He is still working.
Mar 8th Week 2- John 17:20-21 Jesus prayed for unity so people could experience God’s love.
Mar 15th Week 3- Luke 22:42, Luke 22:44a Part of trusting God is being honest with God.
Mar 22nd Week 4- John 19:16b-18, John 19:28-30a Jesus died and came back to life again because He loves you.
Mar 29th Week 5- John 21:12-15a, John 21:15b-17 Your failures don’t change Jesus’ love.
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!
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.
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 15 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.
Connect with Chelsie