The Landing at Chapel Hill

The Landing at Chapel Hill

Have you heard? There’s no better place to be on Wednesday nights than Chapel Hill! There’s a place for everyone, no matter their age or stage of life. From Alpha, to Extreme and Celebrate Recovery, there’s a lot to do around here, and it’s been great fun to see our Chapel Hill family come together each week!

One of the evening’s programs is The Landing. This is Celebrate Recovery’s junior program for teens who desire a safe, structured place to “land” when they’re struggling to maintain a Christ-centered focus in a world contrary to their faith. Each week, the group meets for dinner at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship hall. From there, the teens experience worship and teaching, and in small groups, they discuss the eight principles of recovery, based on the Beatitudes Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount. Teens recognize that they aren’t God, understand there’s a Savior to help with any life issues, confess with safe leaders the things that keep them stuck, learn spiritual disciplines like daily time with God and prayer, and finally, figure out one’s purpose in the Kingdom of God by living a life that honors God and loves others.

I don’t know about you, but I love that we have a ministry like this. Being a teenager is tough, but it seems so much harder now than in my teen years. We live in an age of the internet and social media, and a culture that glorifies so many things that are not God’s best. Whether they’re dealing with relationship struggles in family or friend groups, identity, depression, anger, addiction or purity, The Landing is a place student can share vulnerably about any of these things, and process without judgement.

Our teens need Christ-centered programs like The Landing, where there are Christian leaders who love them and mentor them, within our Chapel Hill family who cares about them, no matter what. If you or someone you know is interested in this ministry, please contact Shannon Rickert at 253-853-0229 or Pastor Bill at 253-853-0236.

Lisa VanDoorne