SHBC Students >> Grades 7-12
We have a special place in our heart for younger and older teens. Youth are not the future of the church--they are a part of the church right now!
This fall (2023) with the students we've been discussing and praying over our mission and vision. Our vision is guided by the vision and purpose of SHBC, which flow from the purpose of Jesus, described in the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37-39) and the Great Commission (Matt. 28:19-20). The vision for this ministry guides all we do.
More information about the Student Ministry vision statement, including the text of this statement, will be forthcoming.
WEDNESDAYS: Students in Grades 7-12 can join us from 6:00 - 7:30 PM for a time of Bible study, prayer, and fellowship. They'll enjoy building relationships as they read the Bible, pray for each other, and play games together!
SCHEDULED EVENTS: Several times throughout the year great events are planned, such as summer/winter camp, mission/service project outings, hikes, attending Christian music concerts, trips to amusement parks, and more. Many of these events are coordinated by student leaders on the Student Ministry Teams, which include: the Fellowship Team, Mission/Service Team, and the Camp Team.
Students, come join us at Hume New England this Winter!
We're heading up to the Berkshires for what we're praying will be a fun, meaningful, and unforgettable weekend for our students. Students will participate in and experience a weekend of dynamic worship and clear Gospel teaching from engaging speakers, as well as recreation activities and games where we can play hard and have a lot fun together.
Put simply, camp is a chance for students to unplug, connect and have fun with each other, and learn more about God and who He's created us to be.
Theme for Winter 2024
Theme Verses: Ecclesiastes 12:13
It would be an understatement to say that we live in a difficult and confusing world. In the last few years, there has been a dramatic rise in people experiencing anxiety and isolation. Even though we are aware of this, we often act as if it is not a pressing reality. Whether it be distracting ourselves from difficult truths or making up answers that give us peace of mind, we have all tasted doubt and have experienced the uncertainty and brokenness of this fallen world.
The Bible does not ignore the human condition of toil and struggle but directly addresses it. In the book of Ecclesiastes, we see that many of the things we use to distract ourselves are meaningless. So, what are we to do in light of this? Ecclesiastes 12:13 gives us a clear answer: fear God and obey Him. This winter, we are going to discuss what it means to fear God and obey Him, while simultaneously finding meaning and purpose in and through Him.
Spiritual Direction: This winter, we will be walking through the book of Ecclesiastes. Although many look for meaning and purpose in this world, it is only through Christ that we will find true meaning and purpose, as we understand what it means to fear God and obey His commands.
Visual Direction: Throughout the weekend, a series of short theme videos will be shown that take place on the set of a talk show, where the host is interviewing our Solomon character near the end of his life.
Camp Pastor: Brian Holland
Hume New England has a ton of activities to choose from for free time during winter camp. Activities (subject to weather conditions) include: monster tube run, game room, broom hockey tournament, laser tag, box sled blitz, mechanical bull, and more!
Additionally, HNE has a coffee shop, apparel store, and a small snack shop for purchasing items as desired.
To secure a spot, a $35 non-refundable deposit will need to be paid for each student you wish to register. The remaining balance, less any funds raised from participating in fundraising, can be paid at any time, or in installments no later than indicated below.
Total Cost (before fundraising and other discounts): $259 (if registered by November 12th. Increases to $289 after)
- Deposit upon registering: $35
- December 15: $100
- February 2: remaining balance (depending on amounts raised from participating in fundraising)
We don't want finances to be a reason any student can't go to camp. We also don't want the cost of camp to be unduly burdensome for families, particularly those that may be sending multiple students to camp. As such, students will have the opportunity to participate in fundraising to help reduce registration costs. If assistance is needed beyond this, please contact Nate prior to registering (all requests will be kept confidential). Any other questions, please reach out to Nate.
Departure and Return Information
Friday, February 23rd - Check-in/departure from SHBC, exact time TBD
Sunday, February 25th - Returning to SHBC by early evening, exact time TBD
Bible, notebook, pen/pencil, flashlight, sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, warm clothes, warm hat, scarf, gloves, jacket, a towel for showering, a water bottle, spending money for activities and keepsakes. If your student is bringing prescribed medication or supplements, please send them in their original containers. They will be collected and dispensed by a nurse at the camp health center. Students are not permitted to bring drugs (unless prescribed by a doctor), alcohol, tobacco, fireworks, firearms, or electronic devices. Students are not permitted to bring or use phones at camp.
Modesty is the policy at Hume New England, and they ask that special attention be given to fit, appropriateness and slogans.