Vertical Students Tonight — April 14, 2019

Camp Update


Just a reminder that TODAY is the halfway deadline for all persons attending Crossroads Summer Camp! If you’re a part of Vertical Church and you’re attending camp, you’ll need to have at least $130 of your $259 paid to secure your spot.

This is the “all-in” point, at which you’ll be obligated to pay the whole amount for your student, even if you back out. So if know your student is NOT going to be able to attend camp, you need to let us know ASAP so that we can drop them from the registration and you won’t be obligated to pay! If you have any questions about that, please let me know asap!

Otherwise, please proceed :)

Super looking forward to camp this year — it’s gonna be AMAZING!


Last week of Who Am I

Tonight, we are finishing up our last week of our study through Ephesians. Here’s an overview of the next few weeks:

  • April 14 (this week) // Normal Vertical Students Gathering

  • April 21 (Easter) // No Vertical Students

  • April 28 // Party Night @ Vertical Students

We’ll be taking off the week of Easter, and coming back strong with a Party Night on April 28! We’d love for your students to invite their friends to an EPIC GAME NIGHT.

Now onto TONIGHT:

What We’re Teaching


The topic of spiritual opposition can be tricky for many believers. Some downplay the role of the spiritual because it doesn’t seem to affect our everyday lives. Others can overemphasize and “over-spiritualize” their lives in a way that the Bible doesn’t. In either case, in Ephesians 6:10-20, Paul wants his readers to know the reality of a Spiritual Enemy and how to stand firm in the midst of opposition. We want students to walk away from tonight with an understanding of the reality of a spiritual battle in our lives, but to know that Christ has overcome Satan and he gives us the ability to stand firm! We depend on God’s strength and not our own.

Parent Connection

C.S. Lewis once said “Humanity falls into two equal and opposite errors concerning the Devil. Either they take him altogether too seriously or they do not take him seriously enough.”

So how should we view spiritual warfare?

Check out this resource from J.D. Greear of Summit Church — it’s a balanced approach that reminds us of the hope of the gospel!