We are days away from Valentine’s Day. We didn’t get you any chocolates, but we’re working on your card. Here’s what we’ve got so far . . . You’re amazing, you’re the best there is, we love you!!

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: RETREAT
This 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.

Anthem Grow Curriculum

JUSTICE FOR ALL: A 4-WEEK SERIES FROM GENESIS ON JUSTICE
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: Justice is love in action.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

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. 

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

How do you talk to teenagers 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 we were 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 Volunteer Tip Video #7 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!

What’s one unique way that you like to spend time with God? Reply to this email and let us know! We’d love to hear from you.