t’s the final week of this series! Let’s make it a good one!

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: OPEN HOUSE
 If you know a family that’s new to our ministry, invite them to our Open House so we can introduce them and their teenager to our youth ministry! Get the details on our website.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER KICK-OFF
Our big volunteer Kick-Off is coming up quickly and we need you there! We’ll be hanging out, eating good food, and casting vision for the new school year. Don’t miss it! RSVP by the end of this week.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: ALL-NIGHTER
We’re kicking off this school year with an all-night event designed to help students connect with their small group, invite friends, have some fun, and hear a little bit about Jesus. Get the details on our website!

LIFELINES: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON FRIENDSHIP
WEEK 4 BIG IDEA: Godly friendships can change the world.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Do you have any friendships you can really count on — the kind of friendships you might call your “lifelines?” God designed us to have friendships we can trust, but God also knew we’d need some help figuring out how to build friendships that are lifelines for each other. In this 4-week series, we’ll look at the kind of friendship Jesus models for us: friendship that lets us be real, gives us a chance to grow, gives us a group when we feel alone, and can even change the world.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

What does it take to be a leader?  Does it take a great gifting or does it take a tested character? If you’ve got 30 minutes this week, check out this message from Eric Mason. Choose to be the kind of leader this year who earns a teenager’s respect — not because of your position, but because of your integrity.

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

We might be a youth ministry, but teenagers aren’t our only priority. We’d love to hear how we can better serve you too. So we’d love it if you’d complete a quick survey so we can learn from you. [If you’re a Grow Your Ministry subscriber, attach or link to the Annual Volunteer Survey.]