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What I Read in 2017

What I Read in 2017:

  1. Unashamed by Lecrae Moore (4)
  2. How to Influence People by John Maxwell (4)
  3. What is the Mission of the Church? by Gilbert and DeYoung (3.5)
  4. 7 Men by Eric Metaxas (4)
  5. Conversational Evangelism by Geisler and Geisler (3.5)
  6. The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (4)
  7. The Mission of God by Christopher Wright (4.5)
  8. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (4.5)
  9. The Triumph of William McKinley by Karl Rove (2)
  10. The Five Most Important Questions You Will Ever Ask About Your Organization by Peter Drucker (4)
  11. Confessions by Saint Augustine (5)
  12. The True Vine by Andrew Murray (4)
  13. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (3.5)
  14. Spiritual Leadership by Oswald Sanders (4.25)
  15. Provocations by Soren Kierkegaard (5)
  16. Love Does by Bob Goff (4)
  17. Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris (3)
  18. Silence by Shusaku Endo (4)
  19. Meet Generation Z by James White (4.25)
  20. The Question of God by Armand M. Nicholi (4.5)
  21. Counter Culture by David Platt (4)
  22. Is God Just a Human Invention? by McDowell and Morrow (4.5)
  23. Philippians for You by Steve Lawson (4)
  24. Family Ministry by Charles Sell (3)
  25. ReThink by Steve Wright (4)
  26. MARCS of a Disciple by Robby Gallaty (4)
  27. The Discovery of Grounded Theory by Glaser and Strauss (4)
  28. The Coming Revolution in Youth Ministry by Mark Senter (4.25)
  29. Family Ministry Field Guide by Timothy Paul Jones (4.25)
  30. Perspectives on Family Ministry: 3 Views ed. by Jones (4)
  31. Designed to Lead by Eric Geiger (4)
  32. The Fuel and the Flame by Steve Shadrach (4.5)
  33. Teamwork 101 by John Maxwell (3.75)
  34. Winning with People by John Maxwell (4.5)
  35. Kings of the Campus by Steve Shadrach (4)
  36. College Ministry from Scratch by Chuck Bomer (4)
  37. The Mission-Minded Family by Ann Dunagan (4.5)
  38. A Little History of the World by E. H. Gombrich (4)
  39. Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall (4.5)
  40. Germany by Francis Russell (4.25)
  41. 7 Women by Eric Metaxes (4.5)
  42. Profiles in Courage by John F. Kennedy (4.25)
  43. Church History 101 by Sinclair Ferguson (4)

Links to previous book lists:



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This Week: Important Docs for Summer Camp


We are so excited about SEND CAMP 2017!

We’re going to have a lot of fun and we believe that this trip will be life impacting for our students and the community we serve. Please help your child prepare by looking over the information in this email and making sure he/she is ready!

Schedule – SC2017

Camp Guidelines

What to Bring 2017

Camp Teams

Throughout the week, we’ll keep you updated on our Facebook page (

Continue to pray for us as play, worship, and serve!


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This Week in Student Ministry: Grow


We have been entrusted with a great responsibility to lead the next generation in faith. As the Psalmist declares of God’s work, “We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.” (Psalm 78:4)

The result of our intentional communication of God’s character and works is “that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God” (v. 6-7).

It’s a joy to partner with you as you raise your children in the Lord. It’s our aim to see your efforts and our partnership result in coming generations of faith!

Let me tell you about some areas of partnership over the next couple of months.

Student Worship

Our Wednesday night programming aims to lead unchurched and churched students to follow Jesus and embrace His supremacy in their lives. As we say at Redemption, “It’s all about Him!” Currently, during our Student Worship services, we’re walking through key themes in the book of Proverbs, applying wisdom to our friendships, family relationships, words, emotions, and more.

We meet every Wednesday night from 6:30-8:00. Our services also prepare our students for greater interaction in their Student Groups on Sunday mornings.

Summer Send Camp

Summertime is right around the corner! Throughout the summer we’ll be participating in purposefully planned events to encourage the spiritual growth of your students. One of those key events is Summer Send Camp!

Send Camp is a unique experience for students at Redemption Church that combines the best elements of a summer camp and a mission trip. Throughout the week, our students will participate in worship, small-groups, recreation, service projects, and local outreach. Our students have consistently told us that this is the BEST WEEK of the summer!

Quick Facts about Send Camp:

  • Dates: June 14-18
  • Cost: $245
  • Our theme: HEROES
  • We will be staying at Marcus Pointe Baptist Church in Pensacola, FL
  • Our speaker is Joseph Lanier, a former intern at Redemption Church and student at Midwestern Theological Seminary.
  • Worship will be led by Andrew Witherspoon, who has led the last two years.


Financial Information: Spots are limited, so make sure to get your student(s) registered.  All balances must be paid in full by June 1st. You can register for Send Camp with your payment at the Student Center.

If you have any questions regarding registration or scholarships, please feel free to contact the Student Ministry office by phone: (251) 445-5438 or email:


I love being your Student Pastor!



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Overview of ADVANCE Weekend

img_4003DATES: February 17-19

ADVANCE 2017 is all about leading students to embrace God’s calling for their lives through community and the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Tim Keller says, “The gospel, then, creates a new kind of servant community, with people who live out an entirely alternate way of being human.”


  • SPEAKER: Nick Person, Teaching Pastor at Cross Timbers Church, Denton, TX
  • SPEAKER: Chris Bell, Pastor at 3 Circles Church, Mobile, AL
  • WORSHIP: Brad Hill, Worship Leader at Mars Hill Church, Mobile, AL
  • CONCERT: Phillip Baggins Jr. (PhilJ)


“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.”
1 Peter 4:8

LOCATION: Redemption Church


  1. We want to see God glorified above all else.
  2. We want to see students embrace Jesus Christ as Savior.
  3. We want to see relationships formed between students, leaders, and churches.
  4. We want to see local churches and Mobile County positively impacted.

WEDNESDAY PM – Kick Off Rally at Local Churches


  • 5:30 Meet at Host Homes
  • 6:15 Host Homes >>> Redemption Church
  • 7:00 Worship Session #1 (Speaker: Nick Person)
  • 9:00 Redemption Church >>> Host Homes
  • 9:30 Family Time #1
  • 12:00 Lights Out!


  • 7:30 Family Time #2 – Breakfast
  • 8:30 Host Homes >>> Redemption Church
  • 9:15 Worship Session #2 (Speaker: Nick Person)
  • 11:00 Concert (Phillip Baggins Jr.)


  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Block Party
  • 4:00 Return to Host Homes/ Dinner
  • 6:15 Host Homes >>> Redemption Church
  • 7:00 Worship Session #3 (Speaker: Chris Bell)
  • 9:00 Redemption Church >>> Host Homes
  • 9:30 Family Time #3
  • 12:00 Lights Out!

SUNDAY AM – Worship at Local Churches


Books From 2016

What I’ve Read in 2016:

(Favorites from 2016 are in bold.)

  1. Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
  2. Pilgrim’s Regress by C.S. Lewis
  3. Development Through the Lifespan by Laura Berk
  4. The China Study by Colin and Thomas Campbell
  5. Prayer by Tim Keller
  6. Understanding Sexual Identity by Mark Yarhouse
  7. Servant Evangelism by Alvin Reid and David Wheeler
  8. Radical Together by David Platt
  9. Here I Stand: Martin Luther by Roland Bainton
  10. Great Commission, Great Compassion by Paul Borthwick
  11. Emotionally Healthy Spirituality by Peter Scazzero
  12. The Death of Death in the Death of Christ by John Owen
  13. When the Darkness will Not Lift by John Piper
  14. Baptist in America by Thomas Kidd
  15. The Heart of Leadership by Mark Miller
  16. True North by Mark Liederbach and Seth Bible
  17. Do More Better by Tim Challies
  18. Family Worship by Donald Whitney
  19. The Mission Minded Child by Ann Dunagan
  20. Learning to Invest by Matt Schoenfeld
  21. TED Talks by Chris Anderson
  22. The Missional Leader by Roxburgh and Romanuk
  23. Shaped by God’s Heart by Milfred Minatrea
  24. Great by Choice by Jim Collins
  25. Amazing Grace by Eric Metaxas
  26. Giving Up Gimmicks by Brian Cosby
  27. Hudson Taylor by Hudson Taylor
  28. 21 Great Leaders by Pat Williams
  29. Everything You Wanted to Know About God (Jesus Edition) by Metaxas
  30. Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  31. Gospel-Centered Youth Ministry by Cole and Nielson
  32. 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
  33. Moonwalking with Einstein by Joshua Foer
  34. The Printer and the Preacher by Randy Petersen
  35. Linchpin by Seth Godin
  36. Embattled Rebel by James McPherson
  37. Lead Small by Reggie Joiner
  38. The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni
  39. The Secret of Teams by Mark Miller
  40. Accelerate by John Kotter
  41. The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni


Looking Ahead to 2017

2016 has been a GREAT year!

We have had the privilege of being a part of the work of God in the lives of our students, their families, and in our community. We pray that 2017 will have an even GREATER impact!

Please join us by praying for our ministry and students and by staying informed about key events in 2017. Our three main events for 2017 are listed below with a description of each, along with financial information.* Encourage your child(ren) to participate as much as possible and please let us know if we can help with registration.

ADVANCE 2017 | February 17-19

Advance is all about connecting middle school and high school students to God’s mission for their lives. Throughout the weekend students will participate in large group worship sessions (with other area churches), in-home small groups, service projects, and more!
Total Cost: $35; Paid in Full by February 17th


Summer Send Camp has a summer camp feel (worship, recreation, activities, beach), but with the added element of a mission trip (service projects, outreach). Spots are limited.
Total Cost: $245; Paid in Full by June 1st


Leadership Begins at the Feet of Jesus. Students will travel to Orlando, FL and learn the practical, relational, and life skills to change the way they think, dream, and lead. Learn more:
Total Cost: $750 ($150 Deposit due by March 5th); Paid in Full by June 1st 

Other Key Dates in the Spring of 2017:

One Meal (last Sunday): January, March, May, July, September, November
Share Your Faith Workshop: February 25
Dodgeball Tournament: May 17
Senior Recognition: May 21


*Each event and dates are for North Mobile and West Mobile students.

I love being your Student Pastor!

Nathan Schneider

“the LORD be magnified!” Psalm 40:16