September is here, which means the new school year is in full swing! Thanks for doing ministry alongside us 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 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.
STRONGER: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON HURT AND PAIN
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: Godly friendships let you be real.
Life hurts sometimes. If you haven’t already experienced it, there will be a day when you’ll encounter pain, failure, or loss. Sometimes the hurt we feel happens because of something we do, or something that is done to us, or something that is no one’s fault at all. In this 4-week series, we’ll talk about how, when life hurts, or goes wrong, or doesn’t make sense, these things are true: Jesus can redeem what’s gone wrong, God can be trusted, God gives us each other, and God helps us persevere.
Teenagers can be pretty dramatic sometimes, but do you think you could spot the difference between typical teenage stress or drama and a real mental health concern? When trying to counsel a student through difficulty, always be aware of your own limitations, and be quick to ask for help if you sense a student needs support from a medical or mental health professional.
If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Volunteer Tip Video #2 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!
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