Atypical Volunteer Email Week 1 - Grow Youth & Kids Ministry Curriculum

This is going to be a big month for families in our ministry! Not only are we starting a new series on family, but we also have some events for teenagers and their parents (or parent figures) coming up, too!

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT EVENTS
This month, we’re hosting two events for teenagers and the parents (or parent figures) who love them. We’d love to see you and your kids there!

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: NEON NIGHT
We’ve got  a night of fun, games, and food to kick off the summer — and they all glow in the dark! Get the details on our website!

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: END-OF-THE-YEAR PARTY
Let’s celebrate the end of an incredible school year with a little fun, food, and friends! Come hang with us. There will be games, presents, and a pretty incredible recap of the year of ministry we’ve had together.

ATYPICAL: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON FAMILY
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: NOT-SO-TYPICAL FAMILIES ARE OFTEN USED BY GOD

SERIES OVERVIEW:

No family is perfect — not even the ones that seem “normal” on the outside. No one truly has a “normal” family, and that’s okay! Sometimes it’s the most not-normal families that God uses to make the most not-normal difference in the world. In this 4-week series, we’ll look at four imperfect and “atypical” families from Scripture. We’ll discover that not-so-typical families are often used by God because not-so-typical families pray for each other, have tough conversations, and forgive each other.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

Ah, the teenage years! They are always such a joy, right? Every second, better than the last! Kidding, of course. We know teenagers can be a handful occasionally. So next time you find yourself trying to lead your students through a conflict with each other, with you, or with a family member, here are a few tips to get through it: be calm, be a listener, be respectful, be clear, and be real.

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Volunteer Tip Video #10 from your Volunteer section.

At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

We know you’re learning a lot about teenagers while you lead them, so we’d love to learn alongside you. What’s one thing you’ve learned this year that every parent of teenagers should know?