September is here, which means the new school year is in full swing! Thanks for letting us invest in your teenager for another year. We can’t wait for what’s ahead!

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PARENT & SMALL GROUP LEADER BREAKFAST
Next month, we’re creating an opportunity for you to connect with your kid’s small group leader so you can better love, lead, and influence your teenager together. Don’t miss it! Get all the details on our website.

Anthem Grow Curriculum

A 4-WEEK SERIES FROM THE BOOK OF JAMES ON LOVING OTHERS

SERIES OVERVIEW:

When Jesus was on earth, he had a lot to say about love, but not everyone loved him. Instead, Jesus’ opponents hated him, attacked him, and saw him as extreme — dangerous — revolutionary — a radical. And they had a point! The things Jesus taught about loving God and loving others challenged the status quo and changed the world forever. That’s pretty radical. In this 4-week series from the book of James, we’ll look at four ways Jesus invites us to love according to his revolutionary example. These ideas might seem simple, but when we choose to listen more than we speak, refuse to play favorites, watch our words, and fight for peace, we’ll see just how radical Jesus’ teachings really are.

Have you ever found yourself feeling frustrated because your teenager doesn’t consistently seem to open up with you in conversation? Having conversations with teenagers can be complicated. The structure that leads to a great conversation one day may be a complete dud the next. There is no one solution that will work every time. . . but there are some really helpful tips that are worth trying this week.

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Family Tip Video #2 from your Parents section.

Parenting is complicated. The lessons we teach (and lesons we learn) are not always what we expect. There are many resources that discuss how parents change their children, but SACRED PARENTING turns the tables to talk about how God uses children to change their parents.

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