Life Stories

An Amazing Change At Timber Creek High School

We all have influence, but how we choose to use it makes all the difference.

Recently, a few of the Timber Creek High School varsity football players chose to use their influence to positively affect their school…and it’s had some incredible results.

Dylan, Ethan, and Adrian first attended Elevate, Milestone’s student ministry, this January after being invited by an Elevate leader. Each had a genuine encounter with Jesus and left deeply impacted by what they had experienced.

That night they went to dinner and had a conversation that would be the beginning of a powerful movement at Timber Creek. All three were ready to go all-in and impact their school for Jesus.

The next Wednesday night the guys brought several of their teammates to Elevate. At the end of service, an entire row of football players came forward to accept Jesus.

By early February, a Monday night Bible study had started. 20 young athletes showed up on the first night and the group continues to grow. In the last few weeks, more than 25 people have given their lives to Christ from Timber Creek.

Last weekend, Dylan, Ethan, and 7 of their friends decided to make a public declaration and get baptized in our weekend services. The positive change they’ve seen at their school is evident and they plan to continue to reach other students for Christ. 

That night we decided that we wanted to bring change at our school and with our friends. Our main motivation is to get closer to God as a team, but over the weeks we have set our goal to get as many students from Timber Creek to Elevate every Wednesday night. The changes at our school are amazing. The entire atmosphere has changed in our junior class. We have students hanging up cards and handing out donuts encouraging others to come to Elevate. We have a very devoted group of students that want to see change just as much as Dylan, Adrian, and I. We are expecting record high numbers in the upcoming weeks. –Ethan Mooney”

We are never too young or too old to join God in His mission to seek and save the lost. If you’ve been redeemed by Christ, He doesn’t want you sitting on the sideline. He wants you in the game!

Here at Milestone we believe you don’t have to wait to be great. We are so proud of all of our students who go into the mission field daily to affect change in their classrooms, teams, and families and reach others with the love of Jesus.

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11 Comments

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    Donald Bartlett
    February 23, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I am so proud of these students. I love their intentional commitment to making TImber Creek better. I am proud that they are expressing their love through our Lord and Savior.

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    Steve Pulley
    February 23, 2017 at 8:45 pm

    Way to go, Timber Creek! You guys are turning things upside down to God! So cool that this is happening and that God wants to do this type of thing at other schools too.

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    Jesse Wagner
    February 23, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Absolutely love this! So proud of each of these guys. It’s been amazing to see this all take place over the last month!

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    Moriah
    February 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

    So good!! Love this!

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    Jordan Fowler
    February 24, 2017 at 10:51 am

    Greatness happening among the next generation! Encouraging story when so much of the news about this generation tends to be slanted negatively. Keep going!

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    Caroline Holbrook
    February 24, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Seeing these young men Baptized this past weekend left me a mess of tears! So proud to see their passion to reach their team and school for Jesus!

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    Pastor Ron
    February 24, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    I’m so proud of these guys. What a honor to witness their hearts and desire to please God. Following Jesus is not for the weak. We need more strong young men taking a stand in our culture for righteousness. Go get em boys!

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    Carolyn
    February 24, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    This is an excitng series of events! What a great foundation to put in place for everyday living! When difficulties arrive, you already know who and where to go for comfort and help. Praise God for your open hearts!

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    Lonnie Judd
    February 25, 2017 at 9:09 am

    I’m so proud of the leadership and direction of these young men. I’m honored to be their coach.

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    Tim
    February 27, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    This is just amazing!!!!

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    Mark Thomas
    March 4, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Awesome!! Changes like this is what we need to see in today’s public school systems, changes that make a difference in these young men’s lives and the people they reach!

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