For all new students…SOAR 2014!

For those of you new students who haven’t registered yet for SOAR – there is still time.
Click here to register for SOAR 2014.

If you have already registered and are wondering what to bring…check out this very helpful video…

Here’s the list again just in case you forgot:

  • Casual comfortable clothes (we’ll be inside and outside)
  • Bedding (pillow and blanket, twin sheets, or sleeping bag)
  • Towel & Personal Toiletries
  • Bible
  • Clothes that can get dirty
  • Modest Swimsuit
  • Bug Spray
  • Flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • Beach Towel (optional)
  • Pool Noodle (highly suggested)
  • Crazy Sunglasses (only the hipsters)

 

Here is a highlight video from SOAR 2013. It was GREAT fun!

SONY DSCAUGUST 24-26, 2014

Because Blinn is beginning their classes earlier than A&M, we have changed the dates for SOAR so everyone has the opportunity to attend.  The dates for the SOAR retreat are now August 24-26.  Plan to be at the A&MCofC building by 5PM on Sunday August 24th to board buses and head out to Messiah’s Ranch.  We’ll be back in town by 5PM on Tuesday, August 26th.  The entire week will be filled with lots of fun gatherings to help new students get connected and find a place.  Below are details.

SOAR14LogoSOAR (Student Orientation And Retreat) is the Aggies For Christ new student welcome retreat for incoming freshman and transfer students. It’s the best way to start the semester…focusing on what’s important in life and building solid friendships with others who share your faith commitment.  SOARGirls

While there will be activities planned throughout the week, the SOAR retreat takes place Sunday afternoon through Tuesday evening, August 24-26.  Blinn begins classes on Wed, Aug. 27, and A&M begins classes on Mon, Sept. 1st.   As the semester begins, meeting new people can always be a little awkward, therefore AFC has scheduled a few fun-filled days designed to help make that process a little easier.    GuysSoar

SOAR is helpful for anyone looking to find a caring Christian community and ways to serve other people, while growing spiritually.  It is helpful for new students at both Texas A&M and Blinn.  Because each person is “starting off new,” the social and spiritual connections made at SOAR are unique, genuine and usually long-lasting.  An energy level is experienced comparable to Fish Camp and Impact, but there is also some much needed down time to relax and bond with new friends.Volleyball

Here’s a brief description of the week before school starts:

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Sunday afternoon, August 24, everyone will meet at the church building by 5PM to load up on buses and head to Messiah’s Ranch, a camp about 30 minutes away from the church building, where everyone will spend the next two nights and two days.Color

Monday and Tuesday, August 25-26, there are all sorts of activities taking place out at the camp.  Some of these include (but are not limited to) big group games, small group activities, outdoor sports, yummy meals, Q&A about AFC ministries, Q&A about Blinn, Blinn-Team and Texas A&M, devotionals, skit shows, gender time, free time, an AFC involvement video and a real Fightin’ Texas Aggie Yell Practice! Whoop!SONY DSC  We will return back to College Station by 5PM on Tuesday, August 26th.

Wednesday, August 27, will be the first Wednesday Night Oasis at 7:00PM at the church building.  The entire AFC will join together for a night of praise, fun and snacks.

Thursday, August 28, the AFC is invited to the Back to School Bash at the church building where we will watch a SOAR highlight video and the first Aggie football game of the season on the big screen.  Plan to come about 4PM for games and food.  The game will begin at 5:30PM.  Whoop!

Saturday, August 30, from 10AM until 2PM be part of a service project hosted by families from the A&MCofC.  This will be a great opportunity to begin connecting with other AFCers and families in our community.  Lunch will be provided.

Sunday, August 31, at 6:30AM we will begin the new school year with our annual Prayer Walk on the campus of Texas A&M to focus our priorities and recommit our hearts to God at the start of the semester.

Prayerwalk8Breakfast is served before Bible class in the AFC Center, and a quick eat-and-run lunch is provided by our church family following the morning worship assembly.

The registration fee for SOAR is $50.  This covers food, transportation, housing at Messiah’s Ranch and a really cool t-shirt.  Cash, checks and credit/debit cards are accepted at the time of registration.  If you would like to mail your payment, checks can be made out to “Aggies for Christ” and sent to:

Aggies for Christ – SOAR
2475 Earl Rudder Fwy. S.
College Station, TX 77845

More SOAR information will be posted on the AFC webpage throughout the summer, so check back later for further details.  For more specific questions feel free to contact Luis Cedeno, Luke Dotson, or Paige Robinson.

Click Here To Register For SOAR 2014

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SHINE Begins TODAY!!

Check Out The SHINE Schedule

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SHINE – AFC’s Welcome Weekend For HS Juniors & Seniors

Choosing a college is a tough decision!  There are so many great choices!    Even after you make your decision and know where you want to go to school, it’s quite hard to imagine what life will be like there. How do I find a roommate?  Is it hard to make friends?  What about finding a new church family?  We want to help!  Maybe it’s not as scary as you think!  Check out this fun video…

IMGP5752This year’s AFC freshman class is inviting all juniors and seniors in high school to a weekend of getting to know more about college life in the AFC and in Aggieland.  Whether you are just exploring all your options, or already committed to A&M or Blinn (Bryan), join us for a weekend taste of college life.

DSC_1153There will be games, food, time to get to know fellow students, a tour of campus, an Aggie yell practice and even a really cool t-shirt!  The cost is $30 for everything from Friday night until Sunday morning church.  A complete schedule will be posted soon.

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There is also a parent track with representatives from Texas A&M and the AFC for parents or guardians who are looking for ways they can help prepare you (and themselves) for this new chapter of life.

Mark your calendar… April 25-27, 2014. For any questions, contact Kelly Davidson  or Paige Robinson.
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No On-Campus Devo Tonight!

Due to inclement weather, Texas A&M is suspending all non-essential functions beginning at 8PM. For this reason, our normal Thursday night Devo will not be held on campus. However, for anyone wanting go out into this crazy, cold weather and who promises to drive safely, there will be a Devo gathering tonight at the A&M Church of Christ auditorium up front around the baptistry, starting at 9PM. Enter from the doors at the end of the Great Hall. Praise God, stay warm and be safe!

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