Hey team! We wanted to share with you a quick story. Check this out . . . TELL YOUR VOLUNTEERS ABOUT A RECENT WIN IN YOUR MINISTRY.

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

ADD THE DATE: Open House 
If you know a family that’s new to our ministry, invite them to our Open House so we can introduce them and their teenager to our youth ministry! Get the details on our website.

ADD THE DATE: Fall Kick-Off 
Our Fall Kick-Off is coming up quickly and we need you there! We’ll be hanging out, eating good food, and casting vision for the new school year. Don’t miss it! RSVP by the end of this week.

ADD THE DATE: Fall Retreat 
We’re kicking off this school year with a weekend retreat designed to help students connect with God and with their small group. Get the details on our website!

FINDING FRIENDS: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON FRIENDSHIP
WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: True friends love you no matter what.

SERIES OVERVIEW:
You’ve probably had an experience or two that has taught you the power of a good friendship and the danger of a destructive one. This is never more true than during the teenage years, when teenagers are the most susceptible they’ll ever be to the influence of their peers. Teenagers, though, sometimes have difficulty seeing the way their friendships influence them. So, in this 4-week series, we’ll be discussing how to choose our friends wisely, exploring the qualities of a healthy friendship, encouraging students to build friendships with wise people, and helping them see Jesus as their best and truest friend.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S CONVERSATION GUIDE

“Every kid needs a champion – an adult who will never give up on them.” We love this TED Talk from educator Rita Pierson. Take a few minutes this week and check it out by clicking here.

Choose a volunteer to celebrate this week. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

What are you most excited about this school year? Hit Reply and let us know!