Happy New Year! We can’t wait to get started on a new year of ministry, together.

Here are 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: 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.

Distinct

DISTINCT: A 4-WEEK SERIES FROM THE NEW TESTAMENT IDENTITY
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: Jesus is distinct.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

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.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

Who do you think of when you think of the “most gifted” teenagers? Maybe it’s the musicians, the charismatic ones, or the athletes? 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 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 have a teenager in your family, what’s one thing our church could do to better serve and help you? Reply to this email and let us know!