Do you ever just sit there and think, “Man, we get to serve with the best team in the entire universe?” Because I do.
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 3 BIG IDEA: When life goes wrong, God gives us each other.
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.
Okay, be honest: do you know the names of every student you’re leading or interacting with each week? If you meet a new teenager, parent, or family this week, remembering their name is really important. It may sound silly, but it’s such a big deal! To remember a name more easily, here’s a quick tip: as soon as they introduce themselves, say their name back to them, out loud, repeatedly. The more you say it out loud, the more difficult it will be to forget it. But, like . . . don’t be weird about it, okay?
At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!
We’d love your opinion. If you were a teenager coming to our ministry for the first time, what would you think about it? Reply to this email and let us know!