Flood will be hosting our 2nd Annual Golf Outing on October 27, 2014 at Windermere Golf Club, located in Cumming, GA. Check in will open at 11:30am and there will be a 1:00pm shotgun start. Registration is now open for all individuals and teams! This year we will be doing something extremely special and unique, a prayer walk!
The school year has FINALLY come to an end! Not sure what to do with all the free time on your hands now? Sign up to serve! We have put together a calendar full of service opportunities that the entire family can be a part of. We have week long
On May 2, 2014 at 7:00pm, flood student missions will hold their 6th Annual Get on Board Community Celebration. This event will celebrate the students that are serving in our communities and the community partners that help us make our service projects possible. The
High schools across north Fulton and Forsyth counties are setting their sight on the end of this school year. With the end of year approaching, this also means it is time for flood Leadership teams and Chapter Coordinators to process through student applications and establish their Leadership team for the 2014-15 school year! It is a very exciting time for both current leaders and leaders in the making that feel the call to take the next step.
The leadership structure for next year will look different than in years past. The structure will give leaders the opportunity to serve in an area that matches their passion, gifting, and skill set. Moving forward, leadership teams will be comprised of 7 students (2 Co-Presidents and 5 Team Leaders) that will be able to better engage the students that participate in their monthly chapter meetings. Our format will include a Co-President system, where one student will focus on Encouragement, while the other focuses on Organization. This two-person system will better allow our student leaders to thrive in the areas where they are most gifted without feeling overwhelmed. Our Encouragement President will focus on encouraging and motivating their team to stay engaged while ensuring they feel loved and appreciated. Our Organization President will manage team organization and hold all leaders and participating students accountable for their respective responsibilities.
The 5 Team Leaders will have designated teams that focus on Encouragement, Focus Projects, Prayer, Publicity, and Special Events/Fundraising. The selected Team Leaders will work directly with student volunteers within their school chapter to serve their school and community with excellence. flood’s vision for the new structure is to equip and support our student leaders as they grow in the behavioral and spiritual values of flood.
Project LIVE LOVE and flood student missions have teamed up to create a unique, all student, service event. STUDENT ACTION is an event designed for students of all ages to put their love in action through hands-on acts of volunteerism. This year’s event will take place Saturday, November 16th, 2013. We will kick off registration at 12:00PM and then head out all over Clarkston to serve with the many organizations that love on the people of Clarkston. Projects will include, Working In Community Gardens, Painting The Community Center, Throwing a Block Party, and much more. Click Here to register for this event.
Why are we serving in Clarkston? The city of Clarkston has a total area of 1.1 square miles and TIME magazine called Clarkston, “The most diverse square mile in America.”
In the 1990s, refugee resettlement programs identified Clarkston as a good fit for displaced persons of many different backgrounds. The rental market was open, residents were moving farther out from the Atlanta urban core, and Clarkston was the last stop on a transit line into the city. By the 2000s the local high school had students from more than 50 countries; a local mosque had 800 worshipers; and by some estimates, half the population was from outside the U.S.
From 1996 to 2001, more than 19,000 refugees were resettled in Georgia, many in Clarkston or surrounding DeKalb County. The majority of these are refugees who have had to flee for their lives from their own countries and have been invited by the United Nations and US government to be here legally.
Today, Clarkston is home to more than 7,000 (some estimates say 15,000) refugees from all over the world. You will meet Liberians, French Africans, Eritreans, Sudanese, Ethiopians, Burmese, Bhutanese, Burundians, Iraqis, Somalis, Turks, Afganis, etc.. Due to the fact that they are trying to begin life again in America, they have many needs.
Want to be a part of developing high school students into SERVANT LEADERS and play golf at the same time?
Our vision is to empower generations of students to experience Jesus by loving, leading, and serving others. We do this by equipping, encouraging, and supporting a team of over 130 student leaders representing 14 high schools in the North Fulton and Forsyth County area. These student leader teams are empowered to lead chapters in their school to engage their peers in serving their communities. To date close to 2,000 students have come out to serve and make an IMPACT on their schools and communities. We are a growing ministry as more and more students are answering the call to give back to others in their community.
You can help us live out our vision and come out to our 1st annual golf tournament on October 21st. We are looking forward to a great Fall day and a wonderful time of fellowship and golf. Play golf, enjoy fabulous food, have the chance to win GREAT prizes, and hear from those in flood that you will be helping. Proceeds from this event go to Flood and our vision of developing Servant Leaders among middle and high school students.
The first weekend of August is always a favorite around flood as we head off to Berry College to EQUIP- SUPPORT- and ENCOURAGE our School Chapter leaders for the upcoming school year. This year we took 70 students representing 14 school chapters in Forsyth and North Fulton counties. The annual retreat at Winshape Wilderness allows students leaders to bond as a group, learn more about their roles, start their chapter planning, and much more.The most important component of the weekend is spending some intentional time with Jesus and getting minds and hearts set on Him. Prayer, worship, devotionals, and reading the word of God are central to the retreat. This year, leaders are camping out onthe book of Nehemiah as they prepare to lead their chapters. At the retreat, students looked at how they are “rebuilding” their schools through serving, what role God has called them to through flood, the weapons they will use as they fight the enemy, and their commitment to staying the course and “not coming down” from the “great work” they are doing (Nehemiah 6:3). The entire weekend was pretty powerful! The video below gives you a great idea of the heart of students and why they serve-lead with flood! You will love their hearts!
Below is a testimony of how flood has changed the life of a student through serving. Her story is one of many on how flood has impacted her life and those around her. If it wasn’t for the many individuals, businesses, and families that have invested financially in flood over years, I don’t think you would be reading her story. We really couldn’t do it without the financial support of so many!
It is really quite simple, if 100 people blessed this ministry at $50 a month, that would provide 1/2 our our yearly budget- $60,000! By becoming invested financially in this ministry, you are INVESTING in the leadership development and spiritual growth of our student leaders- just like the one below. When we are able to equip, encourage, and support them as servant leaders, they in turn can pour into the lives of students in their schools and those they serve in the community.
Please consider becoming a monthly partner with us at $50 a month! We will send you one of our “LEAD WITH YOUR HEART” t shirts! Just click on the donate button or mail your first gift to 11110 Pinehigh Drive, Alpharetta, GA 30022 and we will get monthly envelopes to you!
“I have served with flood from the very beginning and I have seen what God has done through this organization, the leaders, and every student that serves. I have served on leadership for about five years. I have seen some pretty amazing things through my other leadership members like how they are always willing to serve and go out of their way to do something for the students and organizations we are serving. The students and their hearts never cease to amaze me as well. Even though they are not on leadership, most of them want to help above and beyond. I can’t even begin to count the number of times I have seen God move through the students and their work. Flood has impacted my life greatly. Every time I serve, I am humbled by the different circumstances people are in. I remember this one time back around four years ago where I was able to talk with a teen in youth detention. I didn’t and still don’t know his name, but I remember his story. He talked about how his family was broken and how he just wanted to make his mom proud. He never felt like he did, so he resorted to drugs at an early age. A few years later, he landed himself in juvie and his mom wanted nothing to do with him. I remember the hurt in his voice when he told me his story. Through this, I was able to tell him that Christ loved him no matter what and that nothing he did was going to make God love him less, and God was already proud of him. I remember his eyes lighting up with relief. I don’t know what happened to the boy or if he accepted Christ, but I think he did. This is why I serve…to show those who have given up all hope that God NEVER gives up on us. Flood has created a great place for me to do this. Now, I am graduating, but I have been inspired to continue service. I plan to become a medical missionary after receiving my nursing degree. I don’t know where God will lead me, but I know that where He leads, I will follow.” Lindsey Fetner, CHEER Chapter (pictured 2nd from right)