Happy Almost-Valentine’s Day! If this feels like a stressful or dramatic season for your teenager, take a deep breath. We’re in this with you! 

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

This month, we’re planning a weekend retreat designed to help your kid connect with God and with their small group. Get the details on our website!

This summer, we’re taking teenagers on a mission experience! Make sure your kid is registered before the deadline.

Anthem Grow Curriculum



Have you ever been hurt so badly by someone that you desperately wanted revenge? When we’re treated cruelly or unfairly, it’s natural to want justice. But what does “justice” really mean? Is it only about handing out consequences and punishment to the people who have wronged us? Or could it be about something more? How do we balance forgiveness and grace with truth and consequences? There’s someone in the Old Testament of the Bible whose life has a lot to teach us about justice. In this 4-week series, the story of Joseph will help us see that justice is love in action and that, when we’re wronged by others, we can hold on to hope, trust that integrity can withstand injustice, and learn to practice justice that restores what’s broken. 

How do you talk to your teenager about fasting? If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, if you don’t know what to say, or if you’re thinking, “oh, I didn’t know I was supposed to do that . . .” that’s perfectly fine! If we’re being honest, fasting is a spiritual habit that’s hard to understand and potentially dangerous if not handled correctly. So let’s talk about some ideas to explain fasting in a way that’s both healthy and useful to a teenager!

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Family Tip Video #7 from your Parents section.

Running low on inspirational stories to share with your kids? Check out the interviews in THIS VIDEO that show how ordinary people are doing their part to show that “it’s every generation’s responsibility to make the world a better place than they found it.”

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