We know the holidays are a busy time for you and your family, so let’s get straight to the point. Here’s everything you need to know about our ministry this month!

Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . .

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: LARGER THAN LIFE GAME NIGHT
This month, we’re getting students together for a night of board games! Larger than life board games, actually. Get all the details on our website.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: SERVICE PROJECT
In just a few weeks, we’ll be encouraging teenagers to focus on others (instead of themselves) this Christmas with a service project. Get all the details on our website.

AFTER YOU: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON OTHERS

In a culture obsessed with selfies, celebrities, money, and success, it’s not difficult to understand why so many of us struggle with being a little self-centered at times. But while “me first” may the norm for the rest of the world, Jesus showed us what it looks like to live a generous, compassionate, selfless, “after you” kind of life. In this 4-week series, you’ll challenge students to move away from the world’s “me first” attitude and embrace the “after you” message of Jesus by noticing needs, opening their hands, using their gifts, and sharing their joy.

We don’t want to freak you out or anything, but here’s something to keep in mind: more often than not, your teenager’s faith will mirror yours. This month, be mindful of the example you’re setting for your teenager. It matters!

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Parent Tip Video #4 from your Parents section.

There are a lot of reasons it can be difficult for teenagers to put others before themselves, but let’s be honest. The time they spend taking selfies and counting Instagram likes probably doesn’t help. That’s why we love this new tool called Circle, with Disney. It’s the new way for parents like you to manage content and time across all your teenagers’ devices. Check it out here.

We’re always trying to better understand what it’s like to parent a teenager. So here’s what we’re wondering: What’s the BEST thing about parenting your teenager right now? Hit Reply on this email and let us know!