Jun
24
to Jun 30

South Dakota Mission Trip

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This past summer, we had the honor of partnering with Wings as Eagles Ministries on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Wings as Eagles ministers to the Lakota Sioux. We are honored to be partnering with them again this summer

The deadline for applying for this mission trip has passed. We ask that you join us in prayer for our team and the trip leading up to June!

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May
20
9:00 AM09:00

Senior Sunday

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Class of 2018, we are excited to celebrate YOU! We are so proud of you and grateful for the time we have had with you. We want to celebrate all that God has done in your life and encourage you for the next season.

You and your family are invited to join us for a breakfast & celebration in the STS Den at 9:00 am. Dr. Youssef will recognize & pray over the graduates in the 10:30 service.

Please RSVP to Jenny Sessoms for the breakfast.

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5-6 Grade Spring Retreat
Apr
27
to Apr 29

5-6 Grade Spring Retreat

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5-6 graders, join Mark, Rachael, and adult volunteers for a very exciting trip this spring!  We are heading to the incredible Whitewater express camp in Ocoee, Tennessee! We are planning a weekend full of teaching, worship, fellowship with friends, a variety of activities to choose from including rafting down the wonderful Nantahala River!

We will be studying Joshua 1:9 and what it means to be strong and courageous followers of Christ.

Important Info

Students need to arrive at COTA by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 27.  Students will need to be picked up by12:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 29.  Students need to bring clothes for two days in the outdoors, plus one set of clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty (especially if you choose to play paintball). Please pack lightly (no large suitcases, please). Keep in mind that it will get cold at nights. Also, bring rain gear, sleeping bag or linens, pillow, towel, toiletries, flashlight, Bible and journal!

 

Total Cost $130.00 (Includes food, transportation, activities, materials and a T-shirt)

*Students will need to bring money to purchase lunch on the way back to COTA Sunday afternoon

After registration you will be e-mailed release forms, packing list, and arrival/departure time.

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Braves Game
Apr
22
1:35 PM13:35

Braves Game

STS, join us for a fun afternoon cheering on the Braves! We have a limited number of tickets, so save yours today! Once you reserve your tickets, the STS team will update you on where we'll meet at Suntrust, etc.

Tickets are $15 each.

ALL AVAILABLE TICKETS IN OUR GROUP HAVE BEEN RESERVED. TO GET ON THE WAITING LIST, PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM:

Name *
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Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

The heart behind Community Groups is to build community where we live. We meet on the third Sunday of the month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. We have food, fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

This year, we are using selected topics from David Platt's CounterCulture for the Bible Study & discussion time. Each topic is relevant to issues we face in our daily lives.

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Please email STS team if you need addresses/directions.
  • Community Groups will resume in the Fall!

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Apostles' Hope & Healing
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Apostles' Hope & Healing

Apostles' Congregational Care ministry is hosting a special event that we encourage our older students and parents to attend.

Hope is the joyful anticipation of good, and, in the world that we live in, we often miss this simple gift. If you or someone you know are facing circumstances or struggles that may be creating anxiety and perhaps depression, we would love to invite you to an evening where, with a strategic plan of action, hope can come alive. Our goal is to invite people in the community to enter into a time of informative presentation, followed by engagement with representatives and organizations who can offer pathways to peace. We confidently invite you to join us and see how your area of concern can take new direction.

Parents, Guardians, Working Professionals, and Young Adults welcome! Parents please accompany your teens: ( ages 15+ suggested )

Focal Topics: Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, Preventable Death

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Mar
18
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

The heart behind Community Groups is to build community where we live. We meet on the third Sunday of the month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. We have food, fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

This year, we are using selected topics from David Platt's CounterCulture for the Bible Study & discussion time. Each topic is relevant to issues we face in our daily lives.

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Please email STS team if you need addresses/directions.
  • Upcoming Community Group dates: April 15

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Hawks Game
Mar
4
3:30 PM15:30

Hawks Game

STS, join us for a fun afternoon cheering on the Hawks! We have a limited number of tickets, so save yours today! We'll meet, as a group, at the Lindbergh MARTA station at 2:00 pm.

Tickets: $30/person [includes unlimited drinks & popcorn from Philips Arena concessions]

Reserve your tickets here:

Name *
Name
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Feb
18
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

The heart behind Community Groups is to build community where we live. We meet on the third Sunday of the month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. We have food, fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

This year, we are using selected topics from David Platt's CounterCulture for the Bible Study & discussion time. Each topic is relevant to issues we face in our daily lives.

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Please email STS team if you need addresses/directions.
  • Upcoming Community Group dates: March 18, April 15

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Feb
9
to Feb 10

STS Girls Galentine's Bash

We are so excited about our first big Girls Ministry event coming up February 9-10.

We want to be very intentional about creating an event and an environment where we can come together as girls to have FUN, build unity, and discuss the joys and struggles that we face on a daily basis. Our heart is to foster Godly, healthy relationships with our sisters in Christ.

The topics we'll be discussing are: our identity in Christ, what it meant to live for Him with consistency (in all areas of our lives), and what it looks like to have Godly, healthy friendships.

  • 5th Grade Girls - parents pickup after Friday evening sessions (approx. 9:30/9:45 pm)
  • 6th Grade Girls - staying overnight at the Church is optional. If they are not spending the night at the church, parents must pickup after Friday evening sessions (approx. 9:30/9:45pm)
  • 7th-12th Grade girls - staying the night at Apostles, parents picking up at 9:00am on Saturday

SIGN ME UP!

COST: $20/girl. We are offering a multi-child discount: second daughter $15, third daughter $10. For your second daughter enter promotional/discount code "second". For your third daughter enter promotional/discount code "third".

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Jan
21
9:00 AM09:00

Student & Parent Breakfast

As we start 2018, we want to take the opportunity for set before you our vision for this year as well as update you on what God has been doing in our team and the ministry as a whole. As a team, we are expectant as we think about 2018 – we know God has amazing plans for our good and His glory. 

Sunday, January 21, 9:00 – 10:15am in the STS Gym (light breakfast provided)

Ryan will be sharing details and updates on:

  • Sunday Mornings
  • Midweek Gatherings
  • Updates on hiring of new team members
  • Upcoming events & trips (Summer2018)

We look forward to seeing you! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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Jan
12
to Jan 13

7-12 Grade LOCKOUT

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7-12 graders, join us for an awesome 12 hours of FUN! We'll be meeting at the church but then doing various activities around Atlanta including ice skating, Main Event, and Stone Summit!

  • Meet in STS at 8:00pm on Friday, January 12
  • Parent pickup in STS at 8:00am on Saturday, January 13
  • Cost: $25.00/student
  • Once you've signed up, we'll send you final details via email.
  • Each participant MUST sign this waiver for Stone Summit prior to Fri. Jan 12.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us: 404-591-2470.

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2018 Passion Conference
Jan
1
to Jan 3

2018 Passion Conference

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High school seniors, join us and thousands of other students from around the country for the 2018 Passion Conference at Philips Arena! We know God is going to move in a mighty way through the worship and teaching during those 3 days. 

We'll get to hear truth from:

  • Louis Giglio
  • John Piper
  • David Crowder
  • Andy Mineo
  • Levi Lusko
  • Matt Redman
  • Christine Caine
  • and more!!!

The conference schedule is:

  • Monday, January 1 - 7:00pm - Session 1
  • Tuesday, January 2 - Sessions 2-5
  • Wednesday, January 3 - 10:15 am - Session 6

We'll be staying, as a group, at the OMNI Hotel at CNN.

Cost: $250/person - this covers the cost of the conference + 2 nights at OMNI

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Dec
6
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Cookie Outreach

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For our December GOteams, we are all joining together for a special outreach opportunity. In order to reach our neighbors, in our own communities, we thought it would be awesome to back Christmas cookies & write notes to hand deliver to the people who live around us (whether you have 1 or 4 neighbors, this will be a simple way to spread the love of Christ).

  • We'll provide & bake chocolate chip cookies in STS
  • If you'd like to bring either home-made or your favorite store-bought Christmas cookies, that would be awesome!

We hope you'll join us for this fun outreach opportunity!

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70th Annual Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting
Nov
19
7:00 PM19:00

70th Annual Macy's Christmas Tree Lighting

STS Families, join us at Macy's Lenox Square Mall for the 70th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting! For the month of November, leading up to Thanksgiving and Christmas, we wanted to set aside some special time for families. So, instead of monthly Community Groups, we are all planning on going to the Christmas Tree Lighting! 

Not only is this a fun Christmas event, but CASTING CROWNS will be performing!

Come as a family and join us as we kick off the Christmas season.

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Operation Christmas Child Packing Party
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

Operation Christmas Child Packing Party

For November GOteams, we are ALL joining together to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child!

Our goal is for each student to pack 2 shoeboxes [hopefully 100+ total!]. We will be providing most of the supplies, but we need YOUR help!

To help cover the cost of shipping + supplies, bring $10/student + 2 "wow" items to pack in boxes.

"Wow" Items:

  • Doll (+ accessories)
  • Soccer ball (+ manual air pump)
  • Stuffed animal
  • Clothing
  • Small musical instrument (harmonica/recorder/etc.)
  • Backpack

Do NOT Include:

  • Candy
  • Toothpaste
  • Used/damaged items
  • War-related items (ie. toy guns/knives/etc.)
  • Chocolate/food
  • Liquids/lotions
  • Medications/vitamins
  • Breakable items
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Nov
4
8:30 AM08:30

RADIATE

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5-6 Graders, Mark & Rachael are SO EXCITED about spending time with you for RADIATE17. It is going to be an awesome day of Bible study, fellowship, and fun activities.

On Saturday, November 4, we'll come together in STS for a light breakfast, Bible studies, and activities. We want this to be a time where we get to know each other better and spend time in God's Word together. We'll be focusing on what true JOY is, looking at Romans 15:13, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace, in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

Sign up & invite your friends!

Cost: $25.00/person

Sign your SKYZONE WAIVER online before arrival!

Online registration will close Wed. November 1!

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Fall Retreat
Oct
20
to Oct 22

Fall Retreat

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7-12 graders, we're getting away for a weekend of outdoor activities, worship, & Bible study together! We're going back to Ocoee Retreat Center in Tennessee. We hope you'll join us for this discipleship weekend. 

We'll leave Atlanta Friday evening and return Sunday afternoon. [More detailed schedule TBA] We'll have sessions of teaching & worship as well as plenty of time for outdoor fun & whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River!

Cost: $150/student

Online Registration is closed - please call Jenny in the STS office to inquire about availability: 404-591-2470.

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Oct
15
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

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The heart behind these is to build community where we live. Community Groups meet on the Third Sunday of the month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. We have food, fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

This year, we are using selected topics from David Platt's CounterCulture for the Bible Study & discussion time. Each topic is relevant to issues we face in our daily lives. THIS month we'll be talking about how we, as Christ-followers, should respond to poverty.

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Middle School in Marietta/Kennesaw meet at the Akapov's
  • High School in Marietta/Kennesaw meet at the Glass'
  • The Morris' host for both middle & high school in Atlanta/Buckhead area.
    • For discussion time, middle & high school split and meet in different areas of the home
  • Middle School in Mableton meet at the Martin's
  • Please email STS team if you need addresses/directions.
  • Upcoming Community Group dates: November 19

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Sep
17
5:00 PM17:00

Community Groups

We are so excited for our community groups to get started for the new school year! The heart behind these is to build community where we live. Community Groups meet on the Third Sunday of the month from 5:00 - 6:30 pm. There'll be food, fellowship & games, as well as Bible study and discussion time. 

So spread the word - invite your friends & neighbors!

  • Specific locations TBA - keep checking back for details!
  • Please email STS team if you need addresses/directions.
  • Upcoming Community Group dates: October 15, November 19

Let us know if you have any questions!

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Sep
10
5:00 PM17:00

AWAKEN17

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Students, grades 5-12, JOIN US for an awesome evening just for YOU: AWAKEN17!

We are honored to have special guests Tedashii and Mark Hall, lead singer of Casting Crowns, joining us for our 2nd AWAKEN event in STS.

  • 5:00 - PREPARTY: Food trucks, giant obstacle course, and more!
    • Willy's food truck accepts card only
  • 6:00-8:00 - AWAKEN17 [STS Gym]

This is FREE for you and your guests, so invite as many of your friends as you'd like!

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Aug
20
9:00 AM09:00

STS Promotion Sunday/Vision-Casting Breakfast

As we kick off the new school year and welcome new students to STS, we want to have breakfast with you and your parents! We'll fellowship together and then hear from ministry leaders about what God has laid on our hearts for this coming school year as far as Sunday mornings, Midweek Gatherings, Community Groups, and events and trips.

We hope you'll join us!

  • STS students & parents
  • 9:00 - Gather in STS Gym
  • 9:10 - Presentation on plans for the upcoming school year
  • 10:00 - Time for parents and students to meet small group leaders
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Aug
13
12:15 PM12:15

Welcome to STS Lunch

Rising 5th graders,

You and your family are invited to a WELCOME TO STS lunch, Sunday, August 13 at 12:15 pm (right after the 10:30 service). Mark Johnston & Rachael Kytle are grateful for the opportunity to share with you all about STS & the 5-6 grade ministry.

Please RSVP below so we can plan for food & materials.

Parents, we'd like to have a gift of a t-shirt for your student, so please let us know what size they need!


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Children not in 5th grade will be in The Den with activities and a movie.
Adult sizes
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Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

Grillin' & Chillin'

Join us for a fun evening at the Garrett's! We'll grill out and then enjoy the fireworks by the City of Smyrna, celebrating the founding of the city!

  • Meet at 6:30 pm
  • Guys bring drinks.
  • Girls bring snacks.
  • Dinner provided. (Pig-N-Chik)
  • Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on for the fireworks.
  • Park at the AT&T building directly across from the train tracks and then walk down the sidewalk to the green house.
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Jul
24
to Jul 27

5-6 Grade Atlanta Missions Project

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
— Acts 1:8

5-6 graders, we hope you'll join Mark, Rachael, adult leaders and your friends for our Atlanta Mission Project! For years, we have partnered with HopeWorks, an amazing ministry that helps local low-income senior adults. We are so excited for the opportunity to show the love of Christ to some of our neighbors.

We will work during the day on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday painting a home and doing yard work (Parents: students will never be asked to participate in anything that is beyond their skill level or that is dangerous). After serving all day Wednesday, we will return to COTA for STS Wednesday evening activities, then go to Stone Mountain for the laser show, and finally return to STS to spend the night. Parents will pick up Thursday morning.

Cost: $80.00/person (includes breakfast, transportation, Wed pm dinner, & Stone Mt laser show)


IMPORTANT INFO:

  • Students need to wear work clothes & shoes each day.
  • Students will need to bring a packed lunch each day.
  • If your child does not intend to stay the night at COTA, please make arrangements to pick them up when the group returns from Stone Mountain.
  • For planning purposes, we request that students participate in at least two days.
  • If your child does not plan on participating in the whole AMP, do not sign up online. Please contact one of our team to register.
  • Online registration will close at midnight, Wednesday, July 19.


SCHEDULE

Monday, July 24th & Tuesday, July 25th

  • 9:00 AM     Arrive at COTA
  • 10:00 AM    Depart for Project
  • 5:00 PM       Pick up at COTA

Wednesday, July 26th

  • 9:00 AM         Arrive at COTA
  • 10:00 AM       Depart for Project
  • 4:00 PM          Arrive at COTA
  • 5:00 PM          Dinner at COTA
  • 6:15 PM          STS Wednesday evening activities
  • 7:30 PM          Depart for Stone Mountain
  • 11:00 PM        Arrive at COTA—Sleep at COTA

Thursday, July 27th

  • 9:00 AM         Pick up at COTA
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Jul
24
to Jul 26

7-12 Grade Service Project

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
— Acts 1:8

7-12 graders, we are so excited to partner with two local Georgia ministries as we continue in our Summer of Service!

Our plan is to spend Monday, July 24 working at Women of Gilgal. We will depart from STS, work during the day (bring a packed lunch), and then return to STS in the afternoon. Tuesday morning, we will leave from STS to work alongside Atlanta Youth Project at their summer camp in Temple, GA. We will work all day, spend the night there, work Wednesday morning and then return to Atlanta Wednesday afternoon.

  • Monday [8:30am - 4:00pm]: Women of Gilgal
    • Yard work, painting, & other tasks
    • Students will bring a packed lunch
  • Tuesday - Wednesday [7:00am, Tuesday - 5:00pm, Wednesday]: Atlanta Youth Project 
    • Summer camp for underprivileged children / "God's Farm"
    • We'll depart STS Tuesday morning, work that day & spend the night on-site. Wednesday morning we'll continue working, then leave Temple, GA mid-afternoon to return to COTA by 5pm Wednesday.
  • COST: $20/person (covers transportation, ministry costs & supplies, t-shirt, etc.)


If you have any questions, please call or email the STS team - we'd love to hear from you!

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Jul
18
9:30 AM09:30

MUST Ministries Service Opportunity

Apostle's Women's Ministry is hosting an amazing service opportunity. Everyone is welcome to join!

If you'd like to join in serving MUST Ministries' Summer Lunch program, arrive at Apostles at 9:30 am to help pack 500+ lunches for local children.

When you arrive, go to Room 201 to get started!

Go HERE for more details!

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Jul
16
to Jul 22

South Dakota Mission Trip

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We are so excited to be partnering with Wings as Eagles Ministries this summer. For 22 years, Gary & Lori McAfee have been serving the Lakota Sioux on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. They have built an incredible relationship and ministry to the local communities. 

  • This trip is open to high school students (including rising 9th graders).
  • Fly from Atlanta to Denver on Sunday, July 16, then drive to Pine Ridge.
  • Monday - Friday: ministry to children & youth in local communities through feeding programs, community outreach, sports, and more.
  • Drive to Denver and fly home to Atlanta on Saturday, July 22.
  • Cost: $500.00/person
    • Support can be raised for this trip
    • All payments/donations considered tax-deductible
    • In the registration form, a $50.00 deposit will be required to secure your spot
  • Download & fill out WINGS AS EAGLES forms - bring these to the STS team as soon as possible
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Jun
24
to Jul 1

Guatemala Mission Trip

High schoolers, we're going back to Guatemala!

We have LOVED partnering with IMPACTO for the past 6 years of ministry & we cannot wait to return to the beautiful San Pedro area of Lake Atitlan for a week of spreading the love of Christ.

We have an amazing team of 27 students & adult leaders for our 2017 Guatemala team!

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