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Faith Over Fear

Overcoming Fear

Fear is the shadowy visitor that whispers, “You plus God isn’t really enough.” This unwelcome pest relies on false perspectives and leveraged shadows to appear larger than your best effort and stronger than God Himself. Fear is on the wrong side of John 10:10. Fear’s goal is to suck the life out of you by keeping you from doing the things that lead to really living.

Now, some “fear,” which is more like respect, keeps you safe. That’s not what we’re talking about. We’re talking about the fear that keeps you unsafe. If you’re wondering if you’re dealing with this kind of fear, just ask, “Does this lead to life and more life?” If it doesn’t, then it’s gotta go. Because you plus God is enough. Anything else is the opposite of God’s story. You know what destroys the wrong kind of fear? Perfect love. A good, loving, heavenly Father. Run to Him, and He’ll cast a different kind of shadow on you—the kind Psalm 91 describes as the shadow of the Almighty. Here’s the thing. Because of Jesus, you’re not just in God’s shadow. Now, you’re in His family. You are no longer a slave to fear; you’re a child of God.

You are an overcomer.

Pray: After you read today’s Scriptures, prayerfully share your fears and anxieties with God. Thank Him for lovingly adopting you as His child. Ask Him to help you see Him as your loving Father and to show you who you are in Christ—more than an overcomer.

“We know that we live in God and God lives in us. We know this because God gave us his Spirit. We have seen that the Father sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. That is what we teach. If someone says, “I believe that Jesus is the Son of God,” then God lives in him. And he lives in God. And so we know the love that God has for us, and we trust that love. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God lives in him. If God’s love is made perfect in us, then we can be without fear on the day God judges us. We will be without fear, because in this world we are like him. Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love takes away fear. It is punishment that makes a person fear. So love is not made perfect in the person who has fear.”

‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:13-18‬ ‭ICB‬‬

http://bible.com/1359/1jn.4.13-18.icb

“So be humble under God’s powerful hand. Then he will lift you up when the right time comes. Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you.”

‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:6-7‬ ‭ICB‬‬

http://bible.com/1359/1pe.5.6-7.icb

If you’d like to study the whole OverComer Series check it out by Clicking Here.

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Self-Confidence & Cheer

B-E aggressive! … Not.

Outside of the gym, you don’t need to be aggressive. What we need, in our daily life, is just a boost of confidence. Being assertive and comfortable in your own skin, as a girl, is becoming more and more a rarity. But at Phoenix Elite, we go against the grain and help nurture the growing confidence of young girls & boys. There’s more to our sport than just being able to smile and shout under a spotlight. We’re able to conquer performance nerves and stage fright because we develop confidence in ourselves. We learn to how to do well in the cheer sphere and keep those skills with us even when we take off the uniform.

The How – Working a Work Ethic

Cheerleading is a competitive sport and the Phoenix’s are like any other athlete: we train hard. The stunts that get the crowd excited at our competitions are difficult skills to learn, yet we master them. As cheerleaders, we come to truly understand that practice makes perfect. Hours of practice might sound intimidating at first, but all that hard work pays off when you find out that you can do those things you thought you couldn’t. Most first-time cheerleaders will even find that, by the end of their first season, they are in the best shape of their lives (what a self-esteem boost!). By being able to physically measure your progress you’ll become confident in your ability to push the limits you had unknowingly set for yourself. The amazing part is that this positive attitude is one that you’ll naturally carry into all parts of your life.

The Why – BFFs For Real

Becoming a Phoenix is like being adopted into a new family. You get spoiled with a level of support that kids hardly find elsewhere. You make new friends that build you up and they help you to learn how you can do it for yourself and others. There’s a real sense of family among cheerleaders and the good feelings get amplified by the encouraging nature of our sport. Plus, being part of a team means you’re a part of a network of friends that always has your back (literally, if you’re a flyer). And that knowledge empowers us with the courage to try new things. You’ll start to believe in yourself and become willing to try a trust-fall – in cheerleading and in real-life.

The Bonus – Cheering Brings You Cheer

A cheerleader’s secret to self-confidence is having fun! It’s physically demanding at first, but we find that we enjoy every minute. A healthy diet, an active lifestyle, and time spent with positive people fills you with a special kind of pep for life. We don’t cheer for fame and fortune, after all. We do what we do because we love it and that’s why we continue to do it. Our new optimistic perspective and the joy we experience in the gym gives us a solid foundation for life-long self-confidence building.

So… Go for happiness. Go for joy. Go for cheer – and cheer!

New 2018-2019 Sponsors Needed

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Sponsorship does a lot of things for a business. It’s not just an act of charity. Businesses must have a reasonable expectation of Return On Investment. That ROI, however, isn’t always about making more money. Here are the top 5 reasons why sponsoring us can help your bottom line and brand image.

The Top 5 Benefits of Sponsoring us:

  1. Raise brand awareness: This goes without saying. Businesses sponsor events because it puts their brand in the spotlight for the event. It may not mean a financial gain for the company but it certainly puts the brand in front of people. It creates positive PR and raises awareness of the organization as a whole and enhances brand credibility.

  2. Emotional connection: People often spend with their heart. Making an emotional connection to purchases builds brand loyalty. Seeing your brand connected to helping out kids drives this connection for consumers. Quite simply, it shows your brand cares enough to get involved at the community level. Your brand becomes more appealing.

  3. Media Exposure: We do what we can to drive media to our events. The benefit, of course, is the free ‘earned media’ exposure your brand could potentially receive. This can expose your brand to far more consumers than those simply taking part in the event itself. BBB’s Top 10 Scams, for example, is seen by millions across the USA and Canada thanks to media coverage.

  4. Swag: We have no problem with your brand giving away any ‘swag’ or ‘freebies’ and promotional materials to enhance the experience with your brand. It potentially allows you to test market a product before investing in a larger marketing campaign.

  5. A Full Heart: The knowledge that you are helping improve a child’s life by giving them access to an activity that they may not have had the chance to join otherwise.

 

If you are interested in becoming one of our sponsors there are some incredible REWARDS available!

$100 – Donate at this level to have your name/or business on our showcase programs.

$200 – This level of donation you’ll receive your name/or business on the back of our team shirts that are worn to ALL community events!

$350 – Support us at this level to get your name/or business on the back of our team shirts that are worn to ALL community events, plus recognition on our showcase programs.

 $500 – Donate this amount & receive recognition on our website and social media accounts with direct links.

$1000 – Support this level & you or your business can have 1 year of continual advertising on our website and social media accounts with direct links, plus a 3ft recognition banner displayed at all our community events. (Minimum of 3 local events per year.)

CLICK HERE to become a Sponsor!

FREE Cheer Camp

2017 CAMP WAS AMAZING! THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME!

This camp is open to ages K-6th grade. (Must be going into K by Sept. 2017)

Our camp theme this year will be learning how to conquer the day.
By learning these principles:

1. Practice with purpose

2. Listen to your leaders

3. Remember to recharge

4. Compete with courage

5. Skip the shortcuts

 

 

TRY-OUTS

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Thank you for all the interest but May Try-Outs are completely full.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016
5:30PM – 8:00PM
VISALIA CONVENTION CENTER – SAN JOAQUIN ROOM

Please Sign-Up Here: Registration

Download, Read, Fill Out & Bring this form with you to your Try-Out: TRY OUT PACKET