There are always cool things going on in our ministry, but this week, you’ve got to hear about this one . . .  [Tell your volunteers about a recent win in your ministry.]

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 2 BIG IDEA: God made you 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

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!

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

Are there any topics you don’t feel prepared to discuss with teenagers? What are they? Reply to this email and tell us about it.