Aces Awareness

 
Together, the people of Battle Ground joining together to help end teenage isolation and suicide.  The churches of Battle Ground are banding together to do their part – provide the spiritual answer to isolation.  Please join us at any of the participating churches to hear this 4 week, joint sermon series on how God has an antidote to isolation.  One message, pick any of the 6 churches participating. 
 
October 30th
Hope > Despair:
Our world hurts, but there is hope
 
November 6th
Hope > Despair:  Creating a place to belong
 
November 13th
Hope > Despair:  Discovering our significance
 
November 206th
Hope > Despair:  The Church’s common mission
 
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Participating Churches:

CrossWay Church
311 North Parkway
Battle Ground, WA 98604
 
Hockinson Community Church
15918 NE 182nd Ave
Brush Prairie, WA 98606
 
 
 
Landmark Church
1504 W Main Street
Battle Ground, WA 98604
 
Starting Grounds Church
203 South Parkway,
Battle Ground, WA 98604
 
The Link Church
7321 NE 110th Street
Vancouver, WA 98662
Cherry Grove
9100 NE 219th Street
Battle Ground, WA 98604
 
Battle Ground Foursquare Church
Meets at Chief Umtuch Middle School
700 NW 9th Street
Battle Ground, WA 98604
 

The Hard Facts About Teenage Isolation

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teenagers. 18.3% of our high school sophomores reported considering suicide in the last 12 months. 14.1% made a plan. 7.5% attempted one or more times.
  • 31% of our sophomores claimed they felt so sad or hopeless almost every day for two weeks or more in a row that they stopped doing usual activities.
  • When asked if they have an adult to turn to when they feel sad or hopeless, over 51% of high school sophomores answered “no” or “not sure.”
  • 63% of students say they feel alone in their lives.
 
   bgmc-flower-only-rgb-224x224  Learn more through Connect Battle Ground at connectbg.org 
 
 

Ways to Get Involved as members of the Church

 

Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch DOGS is a school based, once a year (or more) opportunity that offers men the chance to spend a productive and interactive day with students and staff at one of several BGSD schools. Provide an extra set of eyes to make our campuses safer, show kids that they belong and matter in our community and be the coolest guy in the school for a day. 

bgwatchdogs.com

 

Lunch Buddies

Lunch Buddies is an opportunity to have lunch with a student on a weekly basis at their school. 

connect@connectbg.org  (360)399-6445

 

Sources of Strength

Sources of Strength is a school based upstream prevention program that puts Caring Adults together with student Peer Leaders to create a positive culture around identifiable and accessible strengths. It is scientifically proven to reduce dangerous behavior in youth population. This is a 2x per month commitment and includes training. 

 

Teach One to Lead One

Teach One to Lead One is a team-based, in class mentoring program that teaches universal character traits. 
t1l1.org
Marc Logan
(360) 801-4432
marc.logan@t1l1.org