Do you ever just sit there and think, “Man, we get to serve with the best volunteers in the known universe?” Because we do.

Here’s a few things coming up in our ministry . . .

ADD THE DATE: Fall Retreat 
We’re kicking off this school year with a weekend retreat designed to help students connect with God and with their small group. Get the details on our website!

ADD THE DATE: Parent and Small Group Leader Breakfast
Next month, we’re creating an opportunity for you to connect with the parents of the students in your small group so you can better love, lead, and influence teenagers together. Don’t miss it! Get all the details on our website.

ADD THE DATE: Volunteer Meeting
Now that the school year is off to a great start, it’s time to learn and grow together at our very first volunteer meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about ADD THE TOPIC together.

HOW TO BE AWESOME: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON WISDOM
WEEK 3 BIG IDEA: If you want to be awesome at life, don’t walk alone.

SERIES OVERVIEW:
We all want to be awesome at life. For some of us, being awesome means getting famous, making money, or having power. God’s version of living an awesome life, though, is a little different. With God, an awesome life is a life of wisdom. In this 4-week series, you’ll help teenagers discover that the secret to living an awesome life is making wise choices. It’s about choosing the narrow road, following God’s lead, surrounding ourselves with wise people, and inviting others to do the same.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S CONVERSATION GUIDE

Chances are, you’re going to interact this year with a teenager who has autism. What is autism and how do we care for and include kids who have been diagnosed with it? Here are some thoughts. Click here to watch now.

Choose a volunteer to celebrate this week. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

We’d love your opinion. If you were a teenager coming to our church for the first time, what do you think your experience would be like? Hit Reply on this email and let us know. We’d love to get better!