Happy April! We hope your month is off to a great start. We’ve got a couple of special events happening in the next couple of months just for you and your teenagers, so keep reading!

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.

JESUS LOVES: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON JESUS
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: JESUS VALUED CHILDREN

SERIES OVERVIEW:
“Jesus loves me, this I know, for the Bible tells me so.” If you grew up going to church, it’s probably the first song about Jesus you can remember singing. “Jesus loves me” may seem like a pretty straightforward and foundational belief, but let’s be honest . . . singing about Jesus’ love is a lot easier than actually imitating it. In this 4-week series, you’ll challenge students to observe, imitate, and be transformed by the radical love of Jesus for all people, but specifically His love for children, for the poor, for the stranger, and for the sinner.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

When you’re a teenager, the slightest inconvenience or conflict can feel like the end of the world. You might be tempted to roll your eyes . . . but here’s a better idea. Don’t dismiss their emotions — acknowledge them, empathize with them, and then shepherd them through it.

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Volunteer Tip Video #9 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!

We know you’re learning a lot about teenagers while you lead them, so we’d love to learn alongside you. What’s one thing you’ve learned this year that every volunteer should know?