Easter is a pretty important time for churches. Besides the obvious reasons (like Jesus coming back from the dead) it’s one of the most-attended Sundays we’ll have all year long. So be prepared to see some new faces this week!

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: THE BREAK TRAIL EXPERIENCE
The Break Trail Experience is a Stations of the Cross interactive prayer activity. Students will walk through the final moments of Jesus’ life, reading through the scriptures and using their senses.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
It’s almost time for our final meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about [add your own topic(s)] together.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: FAMILY DIY DARES
Who is up for some family competition? Challenge your family with some DIY Dares. This challenge hopes to bring families together for some fun. Either use the challenges we’ve designed or come up with your own!

Anthem Grow Curriculum

BREAK TRAIL: A 6-WEEK SERIES ON JESUS & EASTER
WEEK 3 BIG IDEA: Jesus shows us love.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

If you’ve ever gone hiking before, especially in the winter, you know that “breaking trail” is something you do when you encounter deep snow that’s tough to navigate. When that happens, one hiker usually goes ahead of their group and clears the way so others can follow behind more easily. A trail-breaker is someone who goes ahead, who makes a new way, and who invites others to follow along behind them. In so many ways, that’s exactly what Jesus did for us. He broke a new trail just by existing, but he did so much more than that too. In this 6-week Easter series, we’ll read the stories of Jesus breaking new trails as we discover that Jesus never gives up on us, understands our pain, shows us love, is alive, can be trusted, and gives us a mission.  

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“If one turns aside from (Jesus) to go toward the truth, one will not go far before falling into his arms.” — James H. Cone  How can we model a faith that is unafraid to ask questions and seek truth to the teenagers we work with?

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 volunteer should know?