Happy New Year! We can’t wait to get started on a new year of ministry with you and our students.

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: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
As we get back into the rhythm after the holidays, it’s almost time to learn and grow together at our next meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about [add your own topic(s)] together.

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.

INFLUENCER A 4-WEEK SERIES ON WISDOM
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA:  TO BE AN INFLUENCER, BE HUMBLE– NOT ARROGANT

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Whether it’s Instagram, YouTube, TV, or movies, we are constantly surrounded by “influencers.” But in reality, we are all influencers because we all influence others in some way, whether we mean to or not. We’re all already influencers, but the question is, “What kind of influencers will we be?” In this 4-week series, we’ll learn from a few key influencers in the Bible about what real influencers are like. They’re humble (not arrogant), chase good (not evil), live small (and dream big), and tell God’s story (not just their own).

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

Do you ever have one of those days in ministry when you wonder, “Is this really worth my time? Am I actually making a difference?” Of course you do. And the answer is yes. Even on the difficult days, you are influencing the teenagers you lead in profound ways. Don’t forget it!

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Volunteer Tip Video #6 from your Volunteer section.

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

Hey parents, help us out. If you’re the parent of a teenager, what’s one thing our church could do to better serve and help you? Reply to this email and let us know!