Connect. The. Dots…between God’s word and our lives! That is the goal of the 30+ minutes students spend in CTD every single Friday! After The Word (message), we split students into small groups (CTD groups). Students are broken up based on grade level, guys with guys and girls with girls. Currently, the grade level breakdown is 6th, 7th/8th, 9th/10th, 11th/12th. Each grouping has 4-5 REVO Team members who lead it – same leaders each week! (There is also a CTD Coach for Jr. High and Sr. High, and they are equipped to empower the Team members to lead the CTD group more effectively). This enables students to process truths they’ve just heard from God’s word, asks questions about it, etc. And the continuity enables relationships to be built between students and their leaders.
Every Wednesday, the REVO Team members receive notes and suggested questions for the upcoming message, enabling them to walk in on Friday night prepared to lead the CTD time. We have found that CTD is a valuable part of REVO and our attempt to help “connect students to God + each other.”
A recent addition to the CTD universe is what we are calling Monthly Hangs. Simply put, they are opportunities for students and leaders in a CTD group to continue building relationship – which is necessary for discipleship – outside of Friday nights. REVO Team members and the CTD coaches plan these out and then relay the info (date, time, location, etc.) to the parents of their CTD students. Monthly Hangs can literally be anything: lunch together at a restaurant, a game of football/soccer/ultimate frisbee/etc. at a local park, watching a game at someone’s house, etc. If you’re a parent, and you want more info on Monthly Hangs, contact us!