It’s our last week of our current series! Let’s make it a great one!
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 4 BIG IDEA: WE DEFEAT THE GOD OF OBSESSION BY SHIFTING OUR ATTENTION
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.
Scientists understand more than ever before about the teenage brain, but most youth workers don’t have a ton of spare time to study cognitive psychology. Check out this video of veteran youth worker Mark Oestreicher explaining three new break-throughs in understanding the teenage brain and how those developments should shape youth ministry.
At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!
In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing teenagers today? Reply to this email and let us know![Look for ways to share the answers to this question on social media or at your next meeting.]