Hey team! I am so excited to tell you this story. [Tell your volunteers about a recent win in your ministry.]

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT & SMALL GROUP LEADER BREAKFAST
Next month, we’re creating an opportunity for all of our small group leaders to connect with the parents of their students so we can better love, lead, and influence teenagers together. Don’t miss it! Get all the details on our website.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
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 your own topic(s)] together.

BOSS: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON AUTHORITY
WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: WE DEFEAT THE GOD OF STUFF BY LETTING GO OF OUR THINGS

SERIES OVERVIEW:
Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to scream, “You’re not the boss of me!” (You can also raise your hand if you have, in fact, actually screamed it.) Especially when we’re teenagers, we tend to push back on the people, places, and things that control and hold authority over us. But here’s the catch: whether we admit it or not, we’ve all given someone (or something) control of our lives. In this 4-week series, you’ll challenge students to consider who, or what, they’ve allowed to be their boss. Because whether it’s the god of me, the god of stuff, the god of worry, or the god of obsession, we all know what it’s like to have an authority problem.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

If you’ve ever felt a little unqualified for youth ministry, here’s what’s cool: you don’t need to be an expert in youth ministry because you’re an expert in other things. Whether you’re a student, an engineer, a cook, or a stay-at-home parent, your unique expertise and perspective might be exactly what students need. Check out this story.

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

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