What is Transit?
Transit is a Sunday worship environment specially tailored to help students discover a faith of their own.
Grades 6-8 can be a confusing and exciting season. Through inspirational speakers, heartfelt small group discussions, and fun games—students explore their relationship with Jesus and how that can influence every decision they make.
We want every student to know:
- I will love God because he will never stop loving me.
- I will follow Jesus because he knows me better than I know myself.
- I will live out God’s story so others can know who Jesus is.
Transit usually meets during the 10:00 a.m. service but due to Covid lockdown levels we will only be online for now. The messages will also be available on our YouTube channel during the week.
For more information or if you have a question, please contact Jay Robinson (Transit Coordinator)
Email – [email protected]
To subscribe to our Student YouTube channel
YOU ARE A LEADER - MARCH 2021
WEEK ONE – Before you can lead others, you first have to lead yourself.
See you on Sunday March 07th!
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FRIEND OR FOE - FEBRUARY 2021
PART ONE – We don’t want to make things awkward with friends, so we don’t speak up.
Most of us have experienced the angst and questioning that come with speaking up when those who are close to us make poor decisions. This week our discussion will focus on how a man named Nathan handled this with someone who was headed down a very dangerous path. By looking at what Nathan did, we will help students discover that they need to be brave enough to speak up if their close friends are making unwise decisions.
PART TWO – Are we open to hearing advice?
Last week, we discussed the difficulty of speaking up and giving feedback to friends who aren’t open to it. This week we want to talk to students about their openness to feedback. It’s difficult to let friends be our sounding boards because often their words are heard as judgmental rather than caring. But what if we are missing out on great advice because we refuse to listen with open minds? Today, we’ll discover through a proverb that wise people listen . . . and when we choose not to, we are just being stupid.
HOW DO I KNOW - FEBRUARY 2021
Part One – Jesus was a real person
The Bible gets a bad reputation as a nice book of fairy tales. The authors of the Gospels and the disciples were willing to suffer and die for their beliefs in this story. If they made it up, why would they die for it? Or, if the story evolved after them, what did they die for? Was it simply the idea that Jesus was a good guy? The most convincing evidence that this story is factual is found in the willingness of the authors to be imprisoned, banished, excommunicated, stoned, tortured, beaten, and killed. This week, we want to discuss how the strongest evidence of the accuracy of the Gospels are the authors themselves. After all, how many of us struggle when we are inconvenienced for our beliefs, much less die for them?
Part Two – The Bible is just one more sign that God is working in your life.
Let’s be honest. The Bible is not the easiest or, at times, the most exciting book to read. We know there are many different genres and many different interpretations of the events and words inside, so it can become a little daunting when it comes to sitting down alone with this book. Today we are going to address how the Bible was put together and who inspired it. Students will come to understand the Bible, not just as a book of history, laws, or strange stories, but one gigantic volume made up of different encounters with God by God. They will go home today knowing that the Bible is their guidebook to understanding how God works, who he is, and that it was written for them.
CAUSE AND EFFECT - JANUARY 2021
24 January – We have all made dumb decisions in the past
This week, we’re going to give you the best question you can ever ask when it comes to making wise choices. Every student has dreams they’d love to see come true. We know that students are most fulfilled when they are living in God’s plan for them. The only way for you to stay on track is for you to learn to ask, “What is the wise thing to do?”
31 January – How do we know what to do with our time?
Often times we know what’s right. We know what we need to do. But we still can’t seem to make the wise choice. This week, we will explain that the difference between knowing what is wise and doing what is wise is often a simple matter of time. We will be looking further at Paul’s advice and his emphasis on how we spend our time so we can see the divide between the things that steal our time with things that make our time well spent.
COME WITH US - NOVEMBER 2020
8 November – How will people react when I show up?
We’ve all misplaced things we really care about. Whether it was our blankies as kids or our homework as students, we all know the panic and anxiety that hit us when something we value is gone. We also know the relief that washes over us when we find these precious items.
15 November – We want to avoid standing out
What about us? Why does he care more about him? I don’t know if sheep have thoughts, but I imagine if they did, they may have wondered something why the shepherd would leave ninety-nine loyal, healthy sheep for one lost sheep.
Why? - October/November 2020
18 October – What does it mean to be a Christian?
It is no secret that Christians often get the reputation of being judgmental, hypocritical, or harsh. Why is that?
25 October – Why are people mean?
We’ve all dealt with mean people. They can be frustrating, annoying, and incredibly hurtful. If we’re being honest, we’ve also all been mean to someone else.
Seek to Serve - September 2020
Part 1 – Christ’s message spread because of people like you.
Angels, visions, and even talking donkeys are some of the ways God has spread his message. However, more often than not, he chooses a more traditional approach.
Part 2 – If you serve to get, that’s all you’ll get.
We all know that serving others should be done with genuine and sincere gestures. We should happily and cheerfully meet others’ needs in secret and know that our reward is being able to give our help freely and show the love of God to someone else.
Part 3 – Seek to serve, rather than expecting to be served.
Most of us have dreamed about being the one in charge with everything we could ever want at our fingertips. However, in John 13, we find Jesus with a very different attitude and no mention of doormen or personal assistants.
Real Talk - Aug/Sept 2020
Week 1 – School seems to be full of fake people.
At times we’re all tempted to pretend we’re someone we’re not, but today we want you to discover that being fake doesn’t foster real relationships.
In This Together - August 2020
Week 1 – My family is not normal.
Grades 6-8 is a time of discovery. One such discovery may be that your family is a little different than everybody else’s seem to be.
Week 2 – The only way to get freedom is to fight for it.
“Honour your father and mother” probably doesn’t top your list or any other student’s list of favourite passages from Scripture. But . . .
Four Friends - July 2020
Week 1 – Choosing friends can be complicated.
Going back to school brings all sorts of new opportunities, one of which is making new friends. However, making friends isn’t easy.
Week 2 – This year is harder than last year.
Grades 6-8 are an intimidating time for students who are standing alone. But when they have friends surrounding them . . .
Freedom - June 2020
Week 1 – We think freedom means having access to everything we want.
The desire to have everything you want can quickly cause students to equate stuff with freedom. Your friends parents trust them with a phone—why don’t yours?
Week 2 – We think the way to get more freedom is to fight for it.
This week, our quest for freedom becomes personal. There are specific people keeping you from the freedom you desire.