While attempting to come up with an ironic, hip, appropriate t-shirt for the Nansemond River Baptist Church Student Ministry I was inspired at Busch Gardens amusement park. I saw a number of “youth groups” running around wearing matching shirts. I want the young adults at NRBC to have a shirt that identifies them as a part of our “group” while still being able to satirize other groups that have matchy-matchy shirts. Here is the result.
Our church, led by our Jeff Walton (our Children’s Pastor and one of our elders), has been partnering with Creekside Elementary School for the past year. At the beginning of the year the small groups at NRBC provided 60 bags full of school supplies to children in need. Throughout the year the church has provided one-on-one mentors and helped with various school activities. At the recent Creekside Carnival our church provided volunteers as well as various equipment (e.g., snow cone machine, popcorn machine, etc.).
I am so excited that the community sees the value of partnering with our church and I am even more excited that the members of NRBC are intentionally investing in the community. The relationships that have been built in Suffolk, VA will provide meaningful opportunities to demonstrate and explain the good news of the love of Jesus.