Happy October! We’d like to take a moment to remind you and your family to trick-or-TREAT yourselves (maybe with delicious fall snack or a spooky movie night), because you absolutely deserve it!
Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . .
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT & SMALL GROUP LEADER BREAKFAST
This month, we’re creating an opportunity for you to connect with your kid’s small group leader so you can better love, lead, and influence your teenager together. Don’t miss it! Get all the details on our website.
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PIZZAPALOOZA
Next month, We are hosting the world’s best pizza party. You don’t want to miss this event. It is a pizza competition to see who can make the best pizza. There will be judges, prizes, and of course all the pizza!
A 4-WEEK SERIES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT ON DOUBT & QUESTIONS
Let’s face it, life isn’t easy. In times of loss, grief, pain, or doubt, it’s normal to have questions — and it’s okay to ask them. If you’ve ever tried to make sense of your circumstances, or wished life didn’t have to hurt so much, or wondered why God won’t fix what you’re going through, you’re not alone. In this 4-week series, we’ll hear about a few people from Scripture who know exactly what it’s like. With Esther, David, Peter, Amos, and John, we’ll explore hard questions you thought you weren’t allowed to ask, like “When people are hurting, where is God? When I’m hurting, does God leave me? If God is good, why do bad things happen? And when life hurts, is God listening?”
You are the coolest parent we know! Now, you may not feel trendy, outgoing, or young enough for teenagers to think you’re cool, but the good news is that every single one of those things matters much less than we tend to think. Whether or not your teenager or their friends ever call you cool, you can be the greatest influence in their life!
If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Family Tip Video #3 from your Parents section.
YOU CAN DRAW! Many of you will read that and not believe it. Many more would read that and not believe it if the word “draw” was replaced with “dance,” “lead,” or “change the world.” The point is you are capable of more than you probably think you are and we want you to believe what we already know to be true.
We consider our volunteer leaders to be the best link we have between our church and your family. So here’s a question: Have you had a conversation with your teenager’s leader yet this year?