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Loving God

Seeking, Understanding and Connecting with God

Loving Others

Forming a deep, meaningful and sacred community

Loving Ourselves

Becoming the young men and women God created us to be

At The Clearing

High school marks an important time in the journey of life.  As we gain more independence and begin to claim our faith as our own, it becomes even more important to surround ourselves with a loving community of friends and mentors who desire to propel one another toward a life of love and faith in Christ.  We seek to understand the true identity of who God created us to be and to live into Jesus’ goal for us of “life to the full” (John 10:10)!

Things we do

At the Clearing, we strive to love God and others more deeply and authentically through a variety of different-themed nights, which rotate throughout the year.

Teaching

We learn more about loving God, others, and ourselves through creatively-communicated lessons, videos, and personal stories.

Prayer

We pray for guidance in loving God, others, and ourselves through worship, journaling, and a variety of other vehicles of prayer.

Small Groups

We share our stories about loving God, others, and ourselves with others who are going through many of the same struggles and successes that we are.

Community

We live out the quest of loving God, others, and ourselves through activities intentionally designed to be fun and to bring members of the community closer together.

Upcoming Events

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Beachbound Participant Meeting 7:00 pm
Beachbound Participant Meeting
Jun 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
For all students who have signed up for Beachbound 2017 and their parents.
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Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing
Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing @ Camp Gulf
Jun 24 all-day
For current 8th – 12th graders.  A summer group retreat for R and R and spiritual community and formation.  Non refundable deposit of $150.  Full payment by Jan 8th = $485.  Full payment by Feb[...]
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Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing
Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing @ Camp Gulf
Jun 25 all-day
For current 8th – 12th graders.  A summer group retreat for R and R and spiritual community and formation.  Non refundable deposit of $150.  Full payment by Jan 8th = $485.  Full payment by Feb[...]
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Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing
Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing @ Camp Gulf
Jun 26 all-day
For current 8th – 12th graders.  A summer group retreat for R and R and spiritual community and formation.  Non refundable deposit of $150.  Full payment by Jan 8th = $485.  Full payment by Feb[...]
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Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing
Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing @ Camp Gulf
Jun 27 all-day
For current 8th – 12th graders.  A summer group retreat for R and R and spiritual community and formation.  Non refundable deposit of $150.  Full payment by Jan 8th = $485.  Full payment by Feb[...]
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Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing
Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing @ Camp Gulf
Jun 28 all-day
For current 8th – 12th graders.  A summer group retreat for R and R and spiritual community and formation.  Non refundable deposit of $150.  Full payment by Jan 8th = $485.  Full payment by Feb[...]
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Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing
Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing @ Camp Gulf
Jun 29 all-day
For current 8th – 12th graders.  A summer group retreat for R and R and spiritual community and formation.  Non refundable deposit of $150.  Full payment by Jan 8th = $485.  Full payment by Feb[...]
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Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing
Beachbound 2017 – The Clearing @ Camp Gulf
Jun 30 all-day
For current 8th – 12th graders.  A summer group retreat for R and R and spiritual community and formation.  Non refundable deposit of $150.  Full payment by Jan 8th = $485.  Full payment by Feb[...]

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Contact for more

Adam Lipps

Adam Lipps

K-12 Director

Adam has been attending Lakeland Community Church since fall of 2007, working with students since 2008, and on staff since 2012.  Adam graduated from Truman State University with a degree in psychology, obtained a law degree from the University of Missouri, and recently graduated from Nazarene Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity.  Adam and his wife, Hannah, have been married since 2012 and have a son named Owen.  Currently, Adam is a director of K-12 ministry and the Emerging Leaders Program at Lakeland.

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