This week we’re wrapping up our month of focusing on families! As we do, think about at least one way you can continue partnering with parents for the rest of the school year, okay?

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 4 BIG IDEA: NOT-SO-TYPICAL FAMILIES FORGIVE EACH OTHER

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

You probably believe in the power of partnering with parents, but figuring out how to do that is tricky – especially with parents who aren’t exactly engaged in their kid’s faith journey. Check out this video from youth worker Jeremy Lee. We love his take on the three different types of parents you might encounter in youth ministry, and how to serve each of them uniquely.

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

What’s the best thing you’ve done to serve or partner with parents of teenagers this year? Reply to this email to let us know! We’d love to learn from you.