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Thirst Final Details

leadertreks youth ministry student leadership training event team up

THIRST is this Friday, November 10 – 12 and you need to get ready! Everything you need is below.  You can find a schedule, packing list, necessary forms, and even pay.  Check it out and be ready to go!

WHO: High school students with a THIRST for God’s Word

WHAT: Thirst Fall Retreat

WHERE: Camp Ondessonk, Ozark, IL

WHEN: Friday, November 10—Sunday,  November 12

COST: $70


Forms You Need: 3 total

Leader Treks Form



Pay Here:


  • Bible
  • Notebook/pen
  • Toiletries
  • Sleeping bag/sheets/pillow (No linens provided)
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Old clothes for outdoor activities
  • Shorts or jeans
  • Closed toe shoes and socks (hiking boots or tennis shoes)
  • Jacket or long sleeves
  • Clothes for the remainder of weekend
  • $$$ for one meal
  • Rain jacket—Weather will NOT dictate what we do.
  • Warm Hat and Gloves
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Flashlight or Headlamp
  • Medication – controlled substance medication only must be turned in to a leader prior to leaving with instructions on distribution of medication

Thirst Fall Retreat Schedule


5:45pm                 Check-in (MPR Lobby)

6:00pm                 Leave LOFBC

7:00pm                 Arrive at Camp

7:30pm                 Session 1

11:00pm               Curfew


8:00am                 Breakfast

8:45am                 Personal Devotions

9:30am                 Session 2

11:30am               Free Time

12:30pm               Lunch

1:30pm                 Zip-Lines

3:00pm                 Free Time

6:00pm                 Dinner

7:00pm                 Session 3

9:00pm                 Campfire

11:00pm               Curfew


8:00am                 Breakfast

8:45am                 Personal Devotions

9:30am                 Session 2

11:30am               Depart from Camp

12:30pm               Arrive at LOFBC

We need adults to get involved…

in the High School Student Ministry!

Are you looking for a place to serve at Lone Oak FBC? Look no further. The High school student ministry might just be the perfect place.  We are looking for adults who love Jesus to support this ministry in several ways. Check out the list below for more details. If you see something you can do, email pgreer@loneoakfbc.org to get plugged in!

Youth Lounge Leaders

Create an environment for students by working and maintaining the youth lounge.

Host Home

Opening your home for small groups to meet, talk about Jesus, and have fun.

Host Home Leader

Lead discussion with students in your house group, building intentional relationships, and pointing them towards Jesus.

Door Greeters

Greet every student and guide first-time guests to check-in desk.

Check-in Desk Volunteer

Responsible for collecting first-time guest info and answering questions from students, parents, and volunteers.

Small Group Leader

Lead small group discussion, develop intentional relationships with students, and point them towards Jesus.

Sunday School teacher (SUNDAY AM)

Teach Sunday school curriculum, build intentional relationships, and point students to Jesus.

Logistics Leader

Lead the organization and administration of events, trips, and activities.

See what’s going on at Resonate – This is My story

story of my life

We all have a story. The story of how God created us out of His love for us and wants to be in a relationship with us. As Christians our story includes our realization of our need for a Savior and the moment we put our faith in Jesus Christ to save us. We are called to share this story as a testimony to God’s grace in our life.

Over the last 6 weeks we have been telling that story.  Our students and our leaders have been sharing how God rescued them and how He continues to walk with them daily. It’s been an amazing series, one that I have really enjoyed and will miss when it’s over.  It has been awesome to see students stand up in front of their peers and tell how Jesus has changed their life. Just as amazing has been the adults, who each have amazing stories of how God has moved in their lives as well.  It’s has been a great opportunity for our students to learn things about their leaders that they have never known.

Last night we had another example of a student sharing his story of how Christ came into his life and changed him.  One of the beautiful things that has happened is that it has let students see that they are not so different from everyone else.  It also has created an opportunity for students to feel safe sharing how they really feel, even when those feelings are not popular. When we first started this series, getting students to volunteer to share, was difficult. Now, we have more students willing to share than we have weeks left in the series.  This is a great problem to have!

On the lighter side of this series, we’ve been pranking students, saying that we are going to tell the story that they don’t want told. We’ve had two hosts that have been leading us through all of these games. We’ve done this a few different ways.  We’ve crashed their cribs in a bit we call Crib Crashers. With parents permission, we go into their room with a video camera, snoop around, pull out some stuff that they might not want their entire youth group knowing about, and show it to everyone.  We’ve put their tweets on blast, meaning we’ve pulled some of their tweets and read them on stage.  Some were more embarrassing than others.

Last night we did a bit called “Facetime with Your Mom.”  In this bit we actually Facetime “live” with one of the students moms.  The students don’t know who it is until their mom’s face appears on the screen.  It’s all been pretty hilarious. Along with this we’ve had parents send in pictures of their students rooms and baby pictures.  It’s been great because we all know that teenagers favorite subject is themselves.

As this series is approaching it’s end, we have two great weeks planned before we go to Dnow.  Next week, Mr. Ceglinski the principle at McCracken Co. High school will be here to share his story. Along with this we will celebrate with one of our students as they are being baptized. Our final week, Bro. Dan will be sharing his testimony. It will be a great way to close out this incredible series that God has used in such a great way.

Please continue to pray for the work that is taking place in the youth ministry of Lone Oak FBC.

To God be the Glory!