It’s our last week of our current series! Let’s make it a great one!

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 all of our small group leaders to connect with the parents of their students so we can better love, lead, and influence teenagers together. Don’t miss it! Get all the details on our website.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
Now that the school year is off to a great start, it’s time to learn and grow together at our very first volunteer meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about [add your own topic(s)] together.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: SMALL GROUP PARTY KITS
Create your own party with your small group? What better combination? Pick for your small group or decide together what party kit you want to participate in. There are all different kinds of party kits for all the different kinds of students. 

Anthem Grow Curriculum

RAD: A 4-WEEK SERIES FROM THE BOOK OF JAMES ON LOVING OTHERS
WEEK 4 BIG IDEA: Radical people fight for peace.

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.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

We’re a couple of months into this school year, but it’s completely normal if you are still struggling to build a strong, trusting bond with a couple of the teenagers you’re working with. Check out this short PODCAST from 10-minute teacher for some cool ideas on building a bond from day one.

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

In your opinion, what are the biggest challenges facing teenagers today? Reply to this email and let us know!