Faith In Action: Sponsor a local youth for YoungLife Summer Camp

Lighthouse Member Jay Milsten recently presented a unique opportunity to put our faith in action and practice Lighthouse’s value of Community Transformation. We thought it was worth passing on. Check it out.


Last year, his men’s bible study group committed to sending one local high school student to YoungLife’s Malibu Club summer camp. Each week they would add $5 to a jar until it reached $500. The cost for a student to attend camp is around $750, so the student must pitch in some money if he/she really wants to go. After camp, the YoungLife Leader that accompanied the local group of campers visited the men’s bible study group to let them know the effect that camp had on the kid they helped support. They never learned the name of the student they supported, but it didn’t matter, they knew they had made a difference in the life of one local youth and that was enough.

Jay’s hope this year is to get 30 groups to commit to sponsoring 30 local kids to attend the YoungLife camp. If you don’t know about Club Malibu, check out this video to catch a glimpse of what kids experience during what many say is the “best week of their life.”

There is no pressure to join Jay in his effort. But if it sounds like something you might be interested in, give Jay Milsten a call. He is open to visiting groups to explain the process and get you started. Call him at (253) 230-5433 or email

About YoungLife and Malibu Club

YoungLife believes in the power of presence. Kids’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God’s love with them. Because their leader believes in them, they begin to see that their lives have great worth, meaning, and purpose.

 This summer camp is a week that changes everything! A memory to last a lifetime created in just seven days of high adventure, laughing, meeting new people, hanging with friends, great food, incredible music and Young Life club with 350 other campers who get the opportunity to consider a relationship with God in the beautiful setting of Malibu Club.

February Sermon Discussion Questions


During the next few months, we will be studying the book of Matthew during weekend service in a new series called “Kingdom Come.” The idea behind the graphic is the meeting of Heaven and Earth.

Click on this link to get a copy of the sermon discussion questions for the month of February. The scripture is included for each week. Feel free to hand out the questions with the scripture to your group and study the text together.

If you have any questions you can leave a comment or send an email. The discussion questions are also posted in the Documents section of this website.

Slow Movement in Leading A Home Group

How is leading a home group similar to a slow moving glacier? Watch this video for some insight.

Attending the More & Better workshop on Saturday, February 20 will provide some instruction and tips about how to carve out the landscape of your home group and cultivate a culture of discipleship. Register to attend online at

Spiritual Reflections Week 4

The fourth and final exercise in the Spiritual Reflections curriculum is now available by clicking on this link or looking in the Documents section of this site. This final exercise is all about spending an extended time in prayer.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed going through these exercises together, and more importantly, that your group has grown closer together from it. Please leave your feedback in the comments or send me an email.

Spiritual Reflections Exercises: Week 3

The third exercise in the Spiritual Reflections curriculum, Creating a Rule of Life, is now available by clicking on the link, and also in the documents section of this site.

The first two exercises had you and your home group members reflect on where you’ve been and where’d you’d like to go in your spiritual life, and this exercise will help you develop a strategy of how to get there.

If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to leave a comment or send an email.