Happy New Year! We can’t wait to get started on a new year of ministry with you and our students.

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: RETREAT
Next month, we’re planning a weekend retreat designed to help students connect with God and with their small group. Get the details on our website!

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
As we get back into the rhythm after the holidays, it’s almost time to learn and grow together at our next meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about [add your own topic(s)] together.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: MISSION EXPERIENCE
This summer, we’re taking teenagers on a mission experience! If you’d like to join us, make sure you’re registered before the deadline.

CHANGE: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON PRAYER
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: PRAYER EQUALS CHANGE WHEN WE BEGIN AND END WITH GOD

SERIES OVERVIEW:
If you were granted three wishes, it would probably be pretty easy to come up with three things you wish you could change about your life or the world around you. Maybe that’s because we know the world isn’t always the way it should be – and neither are we. In this 4-week series, you’ll challenge students to seek change in the world and in their own hearts by turning to God in prayer. Because prayer equals change when we begin and end with God, pray with God’s own words, pray like Jesus prayed, and pray for what matters most.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

Prayer. It’s the one thing no student wants to step up and do out loud. Like, basically ever. But it is one of the most important things you can do with them. This week, make it a priority to pray with your students.

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Volunteer Tip Video #6 from your Volunteer section.

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

If you’re the parent of a teenager, what’s one thing our church could do to better serve and help you? Reply to this email and let us know!