We’re wrapping up our latest series this week! Let’s end things on a high note, shall we?
Here’s 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.
MEANT TO BE: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON WISDOM
WEEK 4 BIG IDEA: SEX CAN BE SERIOUSLY FULFILLING OR SERIOUSLY DESTRUCTIVE
“We’re meant to be.” It’s how all of our favorite movies, songs, and books talk about love—as if the secret to an amazing relationship is a little bit of destiny, a whole bunch of feelings, and a tiny dash of magic. So it makes sense, when we observe the not-so-perfect, real-life relationships modeled by our friends, parents, and favorite celebrities, that we might start to wonder, “Wait—is that how relationships are meant to be?” In this 4-week series, you’ll give students a better lens for evaluating their current and future dating relationships as you help them see that the secret to a relationship that’s “meant to be” is to stay close to Jesus, date with purpose, know who you’re looking for, and keep sex in the right context.
Hey small group leaders, has this month’s conversation sparked some in-depth conversations about sex and dating? If you’re looking for more great conversation-starters on this topic, take a few minutes and listen to this talk by Luma Haddid, a youth ministry veteran, about how to approach this conversation with teenagers.
At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!
We’ve played a lot of games so far this year. What is your favorite (and least favorite) game we’ve ever done? Reply to this email and let us know!