Our vision is to bring the awesome life of Christ to lost and broken teenagers. We exist to create a community that fosters and empowers middle school students’ spiritual development. Controlled Chaos is a safe and sound place for middle school students to connect with their peers and adult leaders, talk about real life, and hear about the better life available to them through Jesus.
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West: January 14, 28, February 4, 11
Lafayette: January 17, 24, 31, February 7
I think we all have a different image, or picture in our mind when we think of or imagine Jesus…maybe you picture him hanging from the cross because of stained glass windows and weird paintings at Grandma’s house, maybe you picture him as a doctor healing the sick, maybe you picture him as a vigilante working against the government. The same was true for people living 2,000 years ago in the middle east when Jesus walked the earth. As Jesus traveled from town to town we hear him called different names, different characteristics – defender, healer, friend, and King. Each week of this series, we’ll look at a different stop along his journey and the different parts of Jesus’ character and personhood.
West: February 25, March 4, 11, 18
Lafayette: February 21, 28, March 7, 14
Our students are facing battles every single day – battles in their homes, battles at school, battles within themselves. These verses explain that our struggles aren’t just against the physical world, but they are also spiritual. How can we be prepared to face these battles, and what does it practically look like to put on the ‘armor of God’? This series will be based on the armor described in Ephesians 6:10-17.
The Real “F” Word
West: March 25
Lafayette: March 21
This series is on forgiveness. What does it really mean? And why is it so hard? Forgiveness changes everything. It changed everything for us when Jesus died on a cross and came back to life three days later. So as we approach Easter, we’ll be talking about what it means to be fully forgiven by God, what it looks like to forgive those who’ve wronged us, and why we would want to do something like that in the first place.
West: April 8, 15, 22
Lafayette: April 4, 11, 18
Sometimes, we suffer because we made a mistake and there are natural consequences. Sometimes, we suffer because someone else messed-up and we got caught in the wake of their mistake. Sometimes, we suffer because we live in a broken world where disease and darkness exist. Sometimes, I have no idea why we suffer and there isn’t a good reason at all. Suffering is not one size fits all which confuses us because we want answers for our pain, and an easy formula we can stick God and our suffering into to know we’re going to be okay. But God and suffering doesn’t work like that; however God makes us promises that we can ALWAYS count on.
What’s the Point
West: April 29, May 13
Lafayette: May 2, 9
This series is inspired by Solomon’s regrets as written in the book of Ecclesiastes. We are all spending our life on something, whether it’s fame or possessions or popularity or love. As Solomon looks back on all the ways he wasted his life, he asks the question, “What’s the point to all this? What’s the point of life?” It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves – in his reflection, Solomon tells us the answer to a meaningful fulfilled life is to fear God and obey his commands. This series will be a final call to taking the leap of faith and trusting Jesus and following his directions for life instead of our own.
Lafayette: April 25
This night will be spent worshiping God through music as well as celebrating what He has done in our lives. Students don’t want to miss this night away from the normal programming to spend time just thanking God for who he is. Denver, Lafayette, and West will all gather at the Lafayette campus for this event.
End of Semester Event
West: May 20
Lafayette: May 16
Details coming soon!
Summer Campus: Student Escape
July 31-August 4
Details coming soon!
Lafayette: February 28, 7-8:30pm
The words “gender identity” have become two of the most emotionally charged words for our students, which means, you, as parents, are asking all kinds of great questions. We are bringing in Veronica Johnson, a licensed psychologist and co-founder of Envision Counseling Clinic in Castle Rock. Her specialty is working with Christians who experience same-sex attractions and gender identity conflict. You do not want to miss what she has to say and the 20 years of experience and wisdom she has to offer.
Disrespect and Other Behavioral Issues
Lafayette Only: April 18, 7-8:30pm
If you feel like you are dealing with a renewed disrespect from your students, you are not alone. Increasingly, we are seeing students who refuse to acknowledge authority of any kind in their lives. During this resource, we will discuss some of the potential underlying causes of these issues and some tips to deal with it.
No Programming Dates
- March 28
- January 21
- February 11
- April 1
Student Escape 2018 – All Campuses
Summer camp is equal parts spontaneous fun – like a mud pit war, competition, and lakefront time – and intentional conversation – with age-specific teaching, small group conversation, and caring adult leaders. For 5 days in Glorieta, New Mexico, your student can get away from their normal life and escape to reset before the hustle […]