Hey team! I am so excited to tell you this story. [Tell your volunteers about a recent win in your ministry.]

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: THE I’M DISTINCT CHALLENGE
The I’m Distinct challenge gives students the opportunity to reflect and discover their gifts by going through a workbook. Once they discovered or their gifts are affirmed, it is our hope they will use their gifts for the purpose of loving God and others.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS PARTY
Let’s celebrate the holidays with a little fun, food, and friends! Come hang with us. There will be games, presents, and zero meetings.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT WORKSHOP
Next month, we are hosting a get-together for parents to encourage them and talk about how we can better partner with them in helping kids grow their faith! Be there!

Anthem Grow Curriculum

GOOD THINGS: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON CHRISTMAS
WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: Jesus completes God’s plan.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Christmas is almost here! Which means there’s a lot for us to look forward to — sometimes impatiently. But you know the saying, “good things come to those who wait”? It’s true for Christmases now, but it was true on the very first Christmas as well. You see, the day Jesus came to earth wasn’t a sudden surprise. It was the first step in a long-awaited plan. In this 4-week series, we’ll hear the Christmas story from the perspective of the prophets in the Old Testament, who foretold and then waited for the good things God had in store. Christmas is a reminder of what the prophets proclaimed: that God has always had a plan, that Jesus completes God’s plan, that God’s plans bring joy, and that God’s plans require sacrifice.

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Optimism can be a useful tool for teenagers (and ourselves) to develop. There is so much good in the world and so much we can do to bring even more good into our communities. So let’s spread some optimism this season.  Watch this LITTLE VIDEO on how everyday people are finding ways to remain optimistic.

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

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