Colorful student ministry kickoff fun

More than 200 students from the area attended Redemption Christian Church’s student ministry kickoff held at the main campus Wednesday evening.
From left: Landrey Fegen, 15, a Jasper High School freshman, Sydney Bettag, 14, a Forest Park freshman, and Sagan Sturgeon, 14, a Southridge Freshman, raised their hands during the worship service at Wednesday’s service and student ministry kickoff. Redemption Christian Church’s student ministry, The Well, pairs groups of similarly aged teens from middle school through high school with adult volunteer coaches who walk alongside them until they graduate.
Tell City Campus Minister Corey Andry kicked off a sermon series on the idea of our personal perceptions of God. His sermon was based on John 10:7-10 and John 4:13-14. He spoke about moving from a killjoy God to a God who is the greatest joy.
Coach Andrea Goeppner applied some of the colorful powder to coach Jenny Fuhs’ face before the students filed out of the church service for the kickoff to the fun events outside. Students were handed bags of fine colorful powder as they exited the church, and it was used to create a giant colorful powder explosion with all the students.
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Taylor Prechtel, 16, and Paige Kemp, 16, posed for a photo after the powder toss.
Coach Kelli Lampert was splatted with whipped cream by some of the students in the group she co-coaches. Students could ask their coaches to take part in the whipped cream splatting and the coaches were “required” to allow it. Other activities Wednesday night included flag football, inner-tube pool noodle jousting, chalk art, and cornhole. Ice cream was also served up with toppings.