Easter is a pretty important time for churches. Besides the obvious reasons (like Jesus coming back from the dead) it’s one of the most-attended Sundays we’ll have all year long. So be prepared to see some new faces this week!

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT EVENTS
In the next couple of months, we’re hosting two events for teenagers and the parents (or parent figures) who love them. We’d love to see you there!

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
It’s almost time for our final meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about [add your own topic(s)] together.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: SUMMER CAMP
This summer, we’re planning an incredible camp experience for students! If you’d like to join us, make sure you’re registered before the deadline.

GOOD STORY: A 2-WEEK SERIES ON EASTER
WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: THE EASTER STORY IS GOOD NEWS FOR EVERYONE

SERIES OVERVIEW:
The Bible. We all know reading it is important (or at least that’s For some of us, the Easter story is a little unclear. (It has something to do with Jesus dyeing Easter eggs with a rabbit, right?) For others, we’ve heard the Easter story, seen the Easter plays, and attended Easter services so many times that it has almost become white noise. In this Easter series, you’ll challenge students’ assumptions and attitudes about the Easter story as you help them see that the story of Jesus’ death and resurrection is more than just a story—it’s true! And it’s good news for the entire world.

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Have you ever wondered how to respond when a teenager says they’ve been doubting their faith? Or that they have tough questions (like if Jesus actually rose from the dead, perhaps)? We love this clip from Nikomas Perez (a youth pastor) about how the development of a teenager’s brain influences their faith and their doubts.

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

Do you have a cool story about something that happened this Easter? Reply to this email and let us know! [Hang onto these stories for a future email.]