Kyle Murphy

Kyle Murphy

Dear parents,

This week we are talking about being involved in and serving within the church body. Using Psalm 78:70-72, we discussed how God has given each Christian skills to serve, how we must be ready for opportunities to serve, and how a lifestyle of service can create an example for others to follow.

We want teenagers to see church as a place of excitement—a place where they can own their faith by getting involved and serving. We want teenagers to see themselves the way God sees them—people who have lots to offer, right now. They don’t have to wait until tomorrow to develop the habit of getting involved and serving at church.

Here are some questions you could ask your teenager this week to start some good dialogue:

  • Are you afraid of the future? Why or why not?
  • Do you feel qualified enough for God to use you to minister to other people?
  • What would it be like to get involved in a ministry at church and serve other people?

Thanks for your spiritual investment in your child. We get to see the results every week!

This summer, ONE Ministries will be headed to the west coast - but we aren't looking to soak up the rays. With the beautiful weather, the sandy beaches, and an endless supply of things to do, San Diego is a hotspot for anyone looking to have a fun time. But with this warm climate comes one of the highest homeless and street populations in the country. The beautiful homes that line the beach don’t tell the whole story of those who struggle. Something about the daily “sunny and 72” forecast makes people forget to help those who are in the greatest need. That is why San Diego needs you!

Possible Projects Include:

  • Helping families whose children are in the hospital by doing housekeeping, preparing food, and serving lunch at a nonprofit program that blesses people in that situation.
  • Preparing meals, serving, and eating with children from low-income families, and preparing a craft or activity for them—all at a summer food service program that’s a partnership between state and federal agencies, and local churches and ministries.
  • Coordinating games and readings, sharing a meal, and being a friend to residents of a senior wellness center or an independent living facility.
  • Reading stories, playing games, doing crafts, and spending time with children through places like the Boys and Girls Club and local libraries.
  • Serving and spending time with people at the local rescue mission.

Basic Trip Info:

LOCATION: San Diego, CA (host church in nearby Lakeside, CA)

DATES: July 1st - July 9th, 2017

COST:  $400 - Final payments are due May 14th

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

If you are currently registered, please follow the link below to complete your registration!

GROUP MISSION TRIP REGISTRATION FORM

 

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 12:11

HABIT BUILDING | Week 3: Bible Memorization

Dear parents,

We’re continuing our series on HABITS for spiritual growth by talking about Bible memorization. Psalm 119:11 tells us, “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.” Bible memorization helps us become more familiar with who God is and how God wants us to live. Even Jesus used Bible memorization as a weapon for fighting off Satan’s temptation.

This week, we challenged our students to memorize Psalm 119:11. Perhaps your whole family could memorize this verse—or pick another! Here are some that may help kick start a family discussion about memorizing Scripture:

  • Why should Christians memorize Bible verses? What are some ways it might help your spiritual life?
  • What is the best way for you to memorize Scripture?
  • If you decided you wanted to value the Bible more, how would you make this happen? What changes or decisions would you make to make the Bible a greater treasure to you?

Have a blessed day!

Monday, 23 January 2017 10:11

CXR Follow Up | 2.3.17 - 2.4.17

On behalf of Camp Crossroads, Jeremy Cheng and Kevin Wong are excited to announce that the CXR '16 Follow-Up will be hosted this year at the Boulder Chinese Baptist Church (BCBC) from Friday, February 3 @ 7:00pm through Saturday, February 4 @ 11:00am.

This year's camp follow-up will be a lock-in, so you have the option of spending the night, if given written parental consent (PERMISSION FORM). Verbal consent will not be enough. Please note that we will have at least one male AND one female counselor present and awake to supervise the overnight activities. Youth are not required to spend the night, though they are welcome to do so. If your youth are not spending the night, please pick up your youth on Friday at 10:00pm
 
Students are encouraged to attend follow-up and to invite their friends. Youth that are eligible to attend Camp Crossroads (rising high school freshmen to graduating seniors) are invited to attend. If you wish to attend, please have your parents fill out and sign a permission form for each youth. Youth without a permission form signed by their parent or legal guardian will not be allowed to attend the event. 
 
If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
 
Details:
Boulder Chinese Baptist Church
5075 Jay Rd, Boulder, CO 80301
Friday, February 3 @ 7:00pm to Saturday, February 4 @ 11:00am

Dear parents,

This week we continued our series on developing some good HABITS for spiritual growth. Our topic this time was on the “A” from HABITS: Accountable Friendships. We all need friends who know our weaknesses and love us anyway and are able to hold us to our commitments. These are the friends who will come up to us when they see us making choices that might endanger or derail us spiritually.

Using Psalm 133 this week, we encouraged students to pursue accountable friendships because of the rewards of living together in harmony. We also reminded our teenagers that Jesus himself said people would recognize Christians because of the love they have for each other.

In the next few days, look for an opportunity to have a spiritual conversation with your child. Here are some possible questions to fuel that dialogue:

  • Do you currently have a friend who holds you accountable? What are some benefits of that friendship?
  • Are there any areas of your life that you would want me to hold you accountable?
  • Are there areas of my life that you see where I could be growing or improving?

Have an awesome week!

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 16:13

HABIT BUILDING | Week 1: Hanging Out With God

Dear parents,

This week we started a new series that can help teenagers develop “HABITS” for personal spiritual growth. Each week, we focus on a different letter from the acronym HABITS. Our focus this week was “H,” which stands for “Hanging Out With God.”

In Psalm 1, the psalmist contrasts the way of the wicked with the way of the righteous. The wicked person progressively falls into deeper and deeper sin, while the righteous one enjoys a blessed life. The righteous person is like a tree planted by a stream of water that doesn’t wither and produces fruit. Fruit is the result or byproduct of reading, meditating, and applying God’s truths to our lives.

We believe in the value of parents and teenagers having conversations about spiritual topics. So each week I’ll be posting some questions that can help generate healthy dialogue with your child. Here are some questions based on our small group meeting this week:

  • What are some examples of spiritual fruit that you have seen in your life?
  • Have you ever felt like you were “walking,” “standing,” or “sitting” with people who were leading you away from God’s path for your life? What did you do to overcome it?
  • What did you learn from meditating on Psalm 5 this week?

I hope this will be an awesome series that will help your teenager get closer to God.

As I mentioned, each week I will be posting a letter like this to update you on what your student is learning and questions to help you be a part of their proccessing of that week's topic. If you would like to receive this letter as an email each week, please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I'll put you on the parent email list!

For His glory,

Kyle

Thursday, 08 December 2016 22:37

ONE Ministries Christmas Party | 12.16.16

WHAT: What better way to celebrate the birth of our Savior than by hanging out with a bunch of friends, eating a bunch of food, and having a bunch of fun! As usual, we'll be having a 'Dirty Santa' gift exchange, so bring a wrapped, unlabeled gift ($10 limit). Feel free to bring friends to share in the celebration!

WHEN: Friday, December 16th @ 6:30p-8:30p

WHERE: David and Carolyn's Casa - 5249 Retreat Circle, Longmont, CO 80503

Wednesday, 19 October 2016 14:32

Harvest Festival | 10.28.16

Come join us as we celebrate fall with games, pumpkins, costumes, and a whole lot of candy! BCEFC ONE Ministries will be hosting this year's Harvest Festival as we invite BCEFC's children to celebrate with us! Feel free to dress up in your Halloween costume and bring friends and neighbors to share in the festivities!

WHEN: Friday, October 28th @ 7:30p-9:30p

WHERE: BCEFC, 988 Delta Dr. Lafayette, CO 80026

WE'RE LOOKING FOR CANDY CANDY DONATIONS THIS SUNDAY (23RD) , SO PLEASE BRING A BAG OF CANDY!

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 20:43

The Refinery | 9.20.16

I will bring that group through the fire
    and make them pure.
I will refine them like silver
    and purify them like gold.

They will call on my name,
    and I will answer them.
I will say, ‘These are my people,’
    and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’”

Zechariah 13:9

WHAT is The Refinery? | High school juniors and seniors are invited to join ONE Ministries for a small group dedicated to preparing you for the immenent realities of life beyond college. Topics will range from maintaining faith in a secular, post-Christian climate, differing worldviews, time-management, dating and marriage, finances and budgeting, and plenty more. This will be well worth the time spent -- it will help to not only build the faith and life skills necessary for the road ahead, but will foster a Christ-centered community for students to lean on throughout the process.

WHEN is The Refinery? | The Refinery goes from 8:00pm-10:00pm every third Tuesday of the month, starting on September 20th. We know it's late, but we also know you're busy with school and work and sports before then. Plus...it's only once a month!

WHERE is The Refinery? | We will be meeting at the Murphy house in Longmont (1728 Trevor Court).

HOW MUCH does The Refinery cost? | There will be a $35 fee to sign up. I know, I know, but check it...that covers materials AND an awesome celebratory retreat at the end of the school year! $35 doesn't sound so expensive anymore...does it?

HOW do I sign up for The Refinery? | There's a sign-up sheet posted outside Kyle's door at church. Make checks out to BCEFC and hand those to Kyle once you've signed up.

THE REFINERY is a commitment. It's a commitment to yourself and your brothers and sisters who are in this with you. Once made, we ask that you take the commitment seriously. If we commit to go through the fire together, I promise we'll come out the other side like diamonds.

Thursday, 28 July 2016 19:47

Drive-In Movie Night | 8.1.16

WHAT: Join us for a night at the movies...in our cars! We're going retro as we take a trip to Holiday Twin Drive-In in Fort Collins to take in a double-feature, complete with movies, friends, games, snacks, and a whole lotta old-school fun!

WHEN: Monday, August 1st @ 5:30PM (Meet at BCEFC @ 5:30 - movies starts at DARK...should be back to BCEFC by 1:30AM...if you would like us to arrange a ride home for you or your student, please contact Kyle and let him know!)

WHERE: Holiday Twin Drive-In, 2206 S Overland Trail, Fort Collins, CO 80526

COST: $7.00 for two movies - bring extra for concessions if you want 'em!

BRING: The weather should be good on Monday, but come prepared anyway. Bring a sweatshirt and pants - remember, we'll be outside at night. Bring a camping chair and some games if you would like...we'll have time to play before the shows start :)