Articles in Category: Youth

Introducing the Heighs

  • By Dustin Heigh
Thursday, 07 November 2019

Hi, everybody. I am Dustin and I am going to be your new Youth Pastor! Our family is so excited about that. We can’t wait!

Some of you know us and some don’t. But even if you do know us it’s been 11 years since we lived in Summerland. So, maybe you changed Ben’s diaper but you’ll be shocked to hear that he doesn’t wear those anymore. He hates them. And Meg doesn’t have tantrums anymore, she just beats on me to help her deal with stress. And Liv isn’t a little squishable baby, she’s super tall! Seriously. She’s taller than Christy. And we now have a Jude. So, I’d like to take a minute to introduce our family...

Summer Reflections - Delaney

  • By Delaney McKelvie
Monday, 26 August 2019

Our Summer Interns blew us away with their ability to plan, manage, work hard and more importantly connect with and invest in our children and youth. What a blessing they have been to us as staff and to the adults, kids and youth they worked along side. We thought you'd enjoy hearing about what the summer meant to them, so this week we will publish a blog post each day written by each of our interns. Delaney finishes off the week of blog posts for us...

Summer Reflections - Brinay

  • By Brinay Burdick
Monday, 26 August 2019

Our Summer Interns blew us away with their ability to plan, manage, work hard and more importantly connect with and invest in our children and youth. What a blessing they have been to us as staff and to the adults, kids and youth they worked along side. We thought you'd enjoy hearing about what the summer meant to them, so this week we will publish a blog post each day written by each of our interns. Next up, Brinay!

Summer Reflections - Nathan

  • By Nathan Barg
Sunday, 25 August 2019

Our Summer Interns blew us away with their ability to plan, manage, work hard and more importantly connect with and invest in our children and youth. What a blessing they have been to us as staff and to the adults, kids and youth they worked along side. We thought you'd enjoy hearing about what the summer meant to them, so this week we will publish a blog post each day written by each of our interns. Today we start with Nathan!

Tribes, Shelves & Magnifying Glasses

  • By Brin Young
Tuesday, 06 August 2019

I believe that one of the worst feelings in the world loneliness. However, the catch about most feelings is that there are different ways they present themselves. Today my youngest brother came to find our mom because he was lonely. He wasn’t actually home alone, but he needed mom because she is the person who makes him feel especially loved and important. Moms are good at that...

Mexico Highlights Part 2

Thursday, 02 May 2019

I got the opportunity to go to VBS all three days, and I was able to connect with so many kids and to work one on one. Getting the chance to make a difference in these kids lives made me forget about my worries back home, and to not worry about the little things. This trip taught me a lot about God, friendships and what we have back home, we shouldn't take for granted. I recommend this trip for anyone who was the chance to go, because you won't have any other experience like this one...

Learning Your Smart Phone

  • By Pastor Lee Young
Wednesday, 30 October 2019

The word smartphone can see like an oxymoron at times. If you are unable to use it or understand how it works, it can make you feel silly and not very smart. It was a privilege to teach a group of 28 adults how to understand and use their smartphones. To tackle this difficult task, I conscripted the experts in the field to hide the fact I am not an expert in smartphones at all.

Eight of our youth and volunteers took the time in small groups and individually to walk curious adults through the basic functions of their phone as well as answered the barrage of questions that followed...

Jump Sunday

  • By Bree Young
Wednesday, 09 October 2019

On September 22 we celebrated Jump Sunday. This is the day we celebrate all our SBC Kids and SBC Youth who are jumping into the next phase of our ministry. Why do we have a Sunday like this and why do we offer such different things for the different groups of kids here at SBC? Before we explain our goals and strategy, we need to define what we mean when we say the word phase.

Summer Reflections - Zack

  • By Zack Kuechle
Monday, 26 August 2019

Our Summer Interns blew us away with their ability to plan, manage, work hard and more importantly connect with and invest in our children and youth. What a blessing they have been to us as staff and to the adults, kids and youth they worked along side. We thought you'd enjoy hearing about what the summer meant to them, so this week we will publish a blog post each day written by each of our interns. Next up, Zack!

Summer Reflections - Brin

  • By Brin Young
Monday, 26 August 2019

Our Summer Interns blew us away with their ability to plan, manage, work hard and more importantly connect with and invest in our children and youth. What a blessing they have been to us as staff and to the adults, kids and youth they worked along side. We thought you'd enjoy hearing about what the summer meant to them, so this week we will publish a blog post each day written by each of our interns. Next up, Brin!

Creativity Anyone?

  • By Christine Van Bergeyk
Tuesday, 13 August 2019

And he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with skill, with intelligence, with knowledge, and with all craftsmanship, to devise artistic designs, to work in gold and silver and bronze. Exodus 35:31-32

At the beginning of July, we offered a Creative Arts Camp here at SBC. We had just over 40 kids from SBC and our community come and play with us for 4 days, each having a chance to try a variety of different creative expressions – Dance, Musical theatre/storytelling, creative crafts and fine arts/watercolour...

Reminiscing About Ignite

  • By Tianna Riemer
Thursday, 13 June 2019

At Ignite this year, we’ve played ridiculous games, celebrated holidays, been part of a mission trip and grown. Of these things, the most unique to this year is the growth. In what ways have we grown you ask? Let me count the ways:

1. More Volunteers! At the beginning of the school year we had some fresh faces join us as volunteers. These individuals consistently showed up to connect, learn and have fun with our high schoolers. I am convinced that this is the main reason for our other areas of growth...

Mexico 2019 Highlights

Thursday, 11 April 2019

During Spring Break, 39 youth and adults headed to San Quintin, Mexico to serve, build, teach and love. Here are the highlights from a few of our team members...

Going to Mexico was such an amazing experience yet again. I had the opportunity to go to San Quintin two years ago as well as this year. Going back this year was a lot different than the first time I went for many reasons. I got to try so many things including teaching CPR and First Aid at some local middle schools and high schools...

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