There are always cool things going on in our ministry, but this week, you’ve got to hear about this one . . .  [Tell your volunteers about a recent win in your ministry.]

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 2 BIG IDEA:  TO BE AN INFLUENCER, CHASE GOOD– NOT EVIL

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

Social media isn’t inherently evil, but it can certainly have some negative consequences on our habits, self-esteem, and even creativity. Here’s a quick talk from a famous “influencer” about the pitfalls of using social media to get attention.

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

Are there any topics you don’t feel prepared to discuss with teenagers? What are they? Reply to this email and tell us about it so we can do a better job of equipping you!