There are always cool things going on in our ministry, but this week, you’ve got to hear about this one . . . TELL YOUR VOLUNTEERS ABOUT A RECENT WIN IN YOUR MINISTRY.

Here’s a few things coming up in our ministry . . .

ADD THE DATE: Parent and Small Group Leader Breakfast
This month, we’re creating an opportunity for you to connect with the parents of the students in your small group so you can better love, lead, and influence teenagers together. Don’t miss it! Get all the details on our website.

ADD THE DATE: Volunteer Meeting
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 THE TOPIC together.

ADD THE DATE: The Click, Grab, and Get Hunt 
This November, we’re hosting a  night packed with scavenger hunting, prize giveaways, and fun. Let us know if you’ll be there!

THANKS FOR SHARING: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON LOVING OTHERS
WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: Share your ideas because ideas become things.

SERIES OVERVIEW:
When you were a kid, you probably had to be reminded to share some things. Your toys. Your cookies. Your video games. But learning to share isn’t just for kids. Jesus had to remind His followers to share a few things, too. In this 4-week series, we’ll explore passages from the Gospels and the Book of Acts through the lens of community. Each week, we’ll look at one passage about Jesus and one story about how some of His first followers put His teachings into practice in the days of the early Church. As we do, you’ll help your students learn to better love and care for each other by sharing what they have: their stuff, their ideas, their lives, and their stories.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S CONVERSATION GUIDE

There are a lot of reasons it can be difficult for teenagers to put others before themselves, but let’s be honest. The time they spend taking selfies and counting Instagram likes probably doesn’t help. That’s why we love this new tool called Circle, with Disney. It’s the new way for parents to manage content and time across all their teenagers’ devices. Check it out for you or the parent of a teenager you love.

Choose a volunteer to celebrate this week. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

What’s one thing we can do to make your job easier? Hit Reply on this email and let us know!