Coming to Cambridge Wesleyan Church October 23rd from 4-7 p.m.

What is Overcome?!

What a tough couple years we have been through.  Everyone seems more stressed, anxious and depressed than normal and statistics back that up.  Rates of depression,  anxiety and burnout are higher than they have been in a long time.  Seeing the stats, especially for teens is alarming and leads us to need to do something about it.  At OVERCOME, parents, teachers and teens will hear messages from people not only on how to overcome these struggles, but how to develop skills to overcome future adversity in life.  Teachers and parents will benefit from hearing Dr. Peter Newhouse on recognizing signs of struggling teens and how to help them overcome those struggles.  Parents will also have the opportunity to hear the same message as the teens as Nathan Harmon, an inspirational speaker known nationally for a willingness to go after the hard topics such as growing up in a broken family, anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal thoughts, overcoming difficult circumstances and others.  Teens will also have the opportunity to hear from a professional skateboarder and beatboxer who is also a pastor.  Trevor grow up skateboarding and has experienced bullying but found that in his faith in God that what people think of him is irrelevant compared to how God sees him.  If you need motivation, are struggling with negativity or have or know of a teen that is struggling with any of these things, this event is for you!  We would love to have you join us on October 23rd to realize, that if we struggle, then we are not alone.  It's been a tough year, but our circumstances do not own us or decide our future!  Are you ready to overcome?

Who Will Be There?!

Nathan Harmon

Nathan's message comes from a combination of a troubled past and a great desire to help others overcome many of his same struggles. In his younger years Nathan battled divorced parents, suicidal thoughts, self harm, alcohol and drug addictions, bulimia and eventually jail. Nathan is now over 11 years sober and wants to share hope and a successful future with others. With Nathan’s testimony, passion and energy but most importantly God's calling, he had been able to impact people with lifelong change in all walks of life.
Your Life Speaks was born from Nathan's desire to also see every person recognize their potential and cultivate real change. To live a life of meaningful purpose passionately. Nathan has a gift of communicating to all people no matter where they are in life. God opened doors for Nathan to become the top booked school speaker and one of the most sought out communicators in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and bring hope and encouragement to the next generation.

Trevor Heyd

As an Ordained Wesleyan Minister with a Youth Ministry Major from Indiana Wesleyan University, a Professional Skateboarder, an active performing Beatboxer, an incredibly passionate and gifted speaker, and a simple dude that loves to have fun, Trevor is a HUGE threat to the enemy.
With a fire in his heart to passionately preach Jesus uniquely and an undeniable calling to evangelize, he seeks to reach as many as possible with the life changing message of Jesus Christ.
Trevor has shared the stage and featured events with artists such as:
Jeremy Camp, Derek Minor, Bianca, Lisa Luby Ryan (I am second), NF, Israel Houghton, We Are Leo, Disciple, Beaver Fleming (NITRO CIRCUS), Wake Schepman (NITRO CIRCUS), Everyday Sunday ,Lights Go Down, Rend Collective, Elevation Worship and many more......
 Whether Arenas or Festivals, Youth Retreats, Conferences or Sunday Services, Public Schools, Block Parties or on the streets with a homeless person Trevor gives 100%.

Dr. Peter Newhouse

Dr. Peter Newhouse is the CEO of Winning At Home, overseeing all aspects of the organization’s operations including marketing, facilities, technology, and donor relations. Additionally, he founded and helps lead the Winning At Home Counseling and Coaching centers which have grown to over 25 professionals in three locations (Holland, Zeeland and Tampa Bay) offering services for children, adolescents and adults.  
Dr. Newhouse is the author of two books, Winning the Battle Over Abuse and Prescriptions for Healthy Relationships, and the co-author of Marriage on Purpose, The Necessary Nine and One Minute Devotions (a series of four books) for couples.
He lectures and speaks in a variety of settings, including colleges, churches, mission conferences, the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference and local businesses. His passion to support the work of missionaries and pastors has led him to serve as a consultant for Global Partners, a mission organization.  
If you are interested in attending OVERCOME virtually or in-person tickets are available here on the link below.  In-person tickets are limited so get yours early.  All tickets are $10 .

We believe this event can be transformative not only to our teens, but also to parents, families and our community.   We hope anyone that attends will take what they learn and take it back to their places of influence and use it to help transform communities.  We also want to make it clear that this event is faith-based and motivated by our love of Jesus.  Because He loved us, we want to take that love to our community and meet specific needs in it.  We also want to make it clear that we are not going to beat anyone down with the Bible.

What the event will look like!

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Whether you will be attending this event in person or virtually it should look pretty similar.   If you are attending in person, you will find that we have two groups.  At 4 p.m. teens will arrive in the gym and parents will move into the sanctuary.  We will start off with our break out sessions.  Teens will see Trevor Heyd, who will be sharing his beatboxing talent as well as sharing his story.  Parents will see Dr. Peter Newhouse who will be sharing what trends they are seeing in counseling of teenagers and the effect that this pandemic has had on mental health.  At 5, we will be serving snacks(please email us to let us know if you have specific dietary needs).  At 5:30 we will be moving back to our original locations.  Teens will get to see Nathan Harmon live and parents will get to see Nathan through a video feed from the gym.  After this we will have about an hour where we will have people available to pray for you if you would like to be prayed for or to talk about things that were taught from the day's information.

If you are attending our event virtually it should look pretty similar.  Unfortunately, we will not be able to offer you a meal but during that time that everyone is eating at our location, we will have a countdown timer running to let you know when we will be starting again.   Our countdown timer will also be running videos letting you know what is coming next and give you a chance to eat something as well.

We do want to make it clear that we do not offer emergency counseling services and that for any emergency to please call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 800-273-8255.

Resources for Parents and Teens

These are resources we believe in!

Axis One is an app available on the app store as well as the play store and give parents insight into different things that teenagers are into.  This includes insight into apps that teens use and some potential dangers of those apps, questions to open up conversations between parents and teens that lead to discipleship, and is backed by Biblical research.  Axis One costs $10 a month but is well worth it for teaching teenagers godly principles and can help keep them safe.
Don't Give the Enemy a Seat at Your Table is a book on renewing our thoughts.  The way we feel is directly connected to the thoughts we allow to go through our mind and we can take control of our thoughts.  When we allow thoughts free reign in our minds, we allow ourselves to feel what direction our unfiltered and unrefined thoughts want to take us.  We have the authority and ability to refine those thoughts in the light of God's Word.   Great resource for teens or parents.
Sacred Marriage is a book by Gary Thomas that asks the question, "what if God planned marriage to make me holy, not happy?"  This seems like an absurd question but how often are people leaving marriage because they are unhappy?  We can't lose anything by trying something different than what the world is trying to tell us that marriage is.  Great book for parents but also for teenangers to read so that they have understanding of who they should look for in a spouse.
More great resources will be added overtime as we find more resources that we believe in.  We also realize that no resource is perfect and that all of these resources should be checked against scripture to make sure they truly are great resources.  Please check back often for more resources or talk to Pastor Corey about finding specific resources on specific topics.