Teaching Notes

RAISE UP | Part 1

Protege Sunday

At Awakening Church, our vision is to be a strategic training center raising up the next generation of world changers. Over the next three weeks, our services will be centered around celebrating and hearing from three different demographics within our church who embody our heartbeat for making disciples: Our Proteges, Youth, and Family Ministries!




1) Exchanging _______________ for ____________________.

  • Roots take time to grow
  • The direction of your roots matter


“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8




2) Exchanging _______________ for ____________________ in ____________________.

  • Support and accountability in bearing the burden of our sin
  • Confessing our sin breaks the power of shame


“We refuse to wear masks and play games. Rather, we keep everything we do and say out in the open, the whole truth on display, so that those who want to can see and judge for themselves in the presence of God.”

2 Corinthians 4:2 (The Message)




3) Exchanging _______________ for _________________________.


“shameless audacity”

Luke 11:5-8


  • Attitude (pray for the impossible)
  • Persistence (ask, seek, knock)


Our “impossible” prayers honor God because they reveal our faith and allow God to reveal his glory.


Protégé | a nine-month immersion in leadership development for those who are devoted to investing in the lives of others, and committed to integrating their talents, abilities, and character into living a Christ-centered and missional life. Register for our Open House for the next fall cohort on Sunday June 4th at 1PM via the link below.