SuperStart 2019!

Awesome Worship | Fun Overnight | Ninja Warrior Mania
Cost | $85

Dear Parents,

SuperStart! is just around the corner! We wanted to make sure you are as informed as possible before signing up your child to join us on this amazing weekend event specifically designed for your preteen student. 

In case you’ve never heard of SuperStart! before, here is a quick overview. It’s a weekend event produced by Christ In Youth, an organization that has been putting together age-intentional events all over the world for the last 50 years (you can check out their website at SuperStart! takes place in a large auditorium, where your child will worship alongside thousands of other students their age. SuperStart! is literally an experience they’ll get nowhere else, and it is also one of the safest and most well-organized events for preteens in the country! 

The theme this year is “Conquering Gargantor - Overcoming Obstacles to Sharing Your Story.” The truth is we all have a story to share - our own individual story that fits inside the greater story of God’s love for all people. Psalm 105:1 helps us understand that sharing our story is as simple as “letting the whole world know what He has done.” But there are gargantuan obstacles preteens face that keep them from sharing their story. Throughout our weekend together, the teaching will center around helping your child conquer three of the most common obstacles: “I don’t have a story to share,” “I’m afraid to share my story,” and “Why should I share my story?” As we open God’s word and hear from real life American Ninja Warrior, Emily Durham, the goal of our weekend is for every preteen to understand the stories they have to share! We want to remind them that God will be with them, helping them to share those stories. And to let them know that when they do share their stories, God will use them to bring others into his Kingdom. We’re very excited about the teaching this year and can’t wait to see what God will do through your preteen as they, unhindered, proclaim to the world what He has done!

4th & 5th Grade Fellowship students are invited to the SuperStart! experience April 12 & 13, 2019 for $85 per participant. (Cost covers registration, meals, and a t-shirt.) Student’s will meet at Gary on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. and go to Community Church in Naperville for Day 1 of SuperStart! After the Friday night session, students will join 4th& 5thgrade students from Wheatland Salem UMC for a group lock-in at Wheatland Salem Church in Naperville!

On April 13th, participants will return to the SuperStart! site for a day of continued “Gargantor” fun, and head to Naperville’s Ultimate Ninja Warrior Gym during the break-out session. Everyone will return to Gary at 3:30 p.m. for parent pick-up. To register, simply visit, complete a Gary Youth permission slip (if you have not done so already), CIY Medical and Liability Release Form, Ultimate Ninja Warrior Gym Wavier, and submit your $85 payment by April 8, 2019.

We’re excited for SuperStart! and the amazing experiences we’ll have over the weekend. If you have any questions that can’t be answered by visiting , contact Carey Bebar at

Joy & Peace,

Carey Bebar & the 4th & 5th Grade Fellowship Team

Registration Link Gary Youth Form
Ultimate Ninja Waiver Online Payment

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