S.W.A.T (SERVING WITH A TRUTH)
SWAT, which stands for "Serving With a Truth," is the youth ministry of CCCS and Cornerstone. The purpose of our fellowship is to serve our Lord Jesus Christ in our church and communities with the truth we have received in the gospel! We pray and hope that every student will learn to serve our God and community with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ at the foundation of everything they do. We aim to give our students the foundational truths of His word, allowing them to know why they believe what they believe on their own accord. We want their faith to be theirs and not someone else's. We aim to do this by creating programs that are relational, fun, and spiritually/mentally engaging. We’re a fellowship group for youths in grades 7 to 12. If that’s you, come check it out! We look forward to meeting you!
WHO: 7-12 graders
WHAT: Bible studies, games, fellowship, worship, and hanging out!
WHEN: Every Friday 8:00 - 10:00 PM
Sunday School 10:00 - 11:00 AM
WHERE: Friday - Matilda 205
Sunday - 7-9 Grade Class: Matilda 205
10-12 Grade Class: Main Library
CONTACT: Pastor Paul Han
2019 SUMMER RETREAT - May 24-27
We will be away at our annual summer retreat on Memorial Day weekend. There will be no activities at our main campus on Friday and there will only be a Chinese service at 10am in the main sanctuary. All other services and classes are cancelled because of retreat.
Retreat Sharing - May 31
On Friday, May 31, we will be sharing what we learned and experienced from the retreat! Please come whether you went to retreat or not so that we can learn from one another regarding how God has spoken and convicted us!
BOWLING OUTING - June 7
On Friday, June 7 the youth group will be going on a bowling outing at Stelton Lanes in Piscataway, NJ. Please let Pastor Paul know by June 5 if you plan on going! It will be from 8pm to 10pm, our usual Friday night time!
AWAKEN - Continues June 14
We are currently in a small group series called Awaken. The series is a call for students to awaken their faith and reach their world—their friends, neighbors and classmates—with the gospel of Jesus Christ. The video portion is led by D.A. Horton. Come join us as we dive in to how God is awakening our hearts with the gospel!
Church Picnic - June 15 at 10am
Our annual church picnic will be on Saturday, June 15 at Duke Island Park in Bridgewater, NJ. We will be at the Oak Grove Pavilion. The picnic will begin at 10am. Please invite a friend and save the date! If you would like to go but do not have a ride, please contact Pastor Paul!
FRIDAYS @ SWAT
On Fridays at 8pm, SWAT gathers to worship, learn, grow and fellowship together. Every Friday is a little different. Some Fridays we will host "party nights" where SWATTERS are encouraged to invite their friends. On most nights, we have bible studies, praise and prayer nights, bbq's, outings, guest speakers and much much more! Check out our 2018 Fall Schedule!
Youth Sunday School is a time for students to learn the Bible and theology and apply it to their lives. Each week there is a time of praying, sharing, learning, and discussion as well. The youth are split into two Sunday School classes: 7-9 grade in Matilda 205 (taught by Pastor Paul) and 10-12 grade in the Main Library (taught by Tony In and Nathan Liu). Classes start at 10:00 am. Hope to see you there! Please contact Pastor Paul for more information.
CCCS hosts yearly short-term mission(STM) trips mainly geared for our youth but all are welcome to join and be a part of the team! SWAT has a longstanding relationship with Trinidad and have served there many times over the past 20+ years. In previous years, SWAT has also served in places such as: the United Kingdom, Jamaica, Washington D.C., and Boise, ID. In most cases, we partner with other mission organizations or missionaries to assist them in their ministries. Our hope is that instead of being a burden, we can be a help in any way we can. We know that as untrained missionaries, we can only do so much, so the main purpose of our trips is to experience first-hand the work of God all around the world. It is also a great opportunity for our students to be pushed beyond their comfort zones as we believe that is a crucial part of maturing as a Christian and as a person as a whole. Our mission trips usually take place toward the end of July or early August.
In 2019, we will be going to Trinidad again and partnering with TTUM from July 26 to August 4! Please contact Pastor Paul if you are interested in attending. You do not have to be a youth group member to apply!