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

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

Next month, we’re planning a weekend retreat designed to help your kid connect with God and with their small group. Get the details on our website!




If someone asked who you are, what would you say? Maybe you’d say your name. Or maybe you’d say, “I’m a musician. A basketball player. A friend. A daughter or son. I’m a human!” Those things might be true, but have you ever felt like you’re still figuring out who you are, what you’re good at, or why you’re here? In this 4-week series, the stories of Jesus and John the Baptist, and the words of Paul, will help us see why discovering who Jesus is helps us discover who we’re meant to be. Not only is Jesus is distinct from anyone who has ever lived, but God made us distinct too, with distinct gifts we can use to serve God and others, and unique distinctions that are worth celebrating.

When we think of gifts that teenagers have we tend to think of certain, visible type of gifts in areas like music, athletics, or leadership. Those are all excellent skills and gifts that a teenager can share with the world . . . But there are so many more amazing gifts that we can recognize, celebrate, and develop!

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

The new year is always time to think about change, but have you noticed that it’s not easy to actually make those changes? Often times it’s our own thinking that gets in our way and hinders us even before we start. If this sounds like you, you must check out GET OUT OF YOUR HEAD by Jennie Allen. Give it a read and let’s talk about it! It might lead to some great conversations about changes we can make in our ministry, too!

Hey parents, help us out. As the parent of a teenager, what’s one thing our church could do to better serve and help you? Hit Reply and let us know!