Hey everyone! Happy August! Can you believe a new school year is almost here? You’re probably busy trying to enjoy the last few moments of summer, so we’ll keep this brief so you can get back to the beach.

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 groups, invite friends, have some fun, and hear a little bit about Jesus. Get the details on our website!

Anthem Grow Curriculum

ROYALS: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON AUTHORITY
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: When you make mistakes, God can help make things right.

SERIES OVERVIEW:

Have you ever wished you had a little bit more power — or influence — or control? Whether you dream about ruling the world or just wish you could get a little respect once in a while, the desire to be in charge is something we’ve all experienced. But in this 4-week series, we’ll hear about a few kings from the Bible whose stories show us power isn’t always easy to yield. Through their failures and successes, we’ll discover that when you make mistakes, God can help make things right; when you think you know best, be humble instead; when you’re not sure who to listen to, ask God for guidance; and when obedience is difficult, stay close to Jesus.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

We believe the work you are doing is incredibly important and there is nobody on earth more qualified to do it. That being said, even the greatest superheroes accomplish more when they are working with a team. We too often associate asking for help with weakness, when in reality, asking for help makes you (and everyone around you) better!

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Volunteer Tip Video #1 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 are you going to miss most about the summertime? Reply to this email and let us know!