Can you believe Christmas is only a few weeks away? We hope you and your family are loving this holiday season.

Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . .

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: SERVICE PROJECT
This month, we’re encouraging teenagers to focus on others (instead of themselves) this Christmas with a service project. Get all the details on our website.

THE PROBLEM WITH CHRISTMAS: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON CHRISTMAS

Most people are pretty sure they know the story of Christmas. There’s a baby, and a manger, and some sheep, and Santa, and — well, it’s something like that. But there’s a problem with seeing the story of Jesus’ birth as just another story from the Bible. The story of Christmas isn’t just one of many stories in Scripture – it’s part of the story – the big story of God and His relationship with His creation. In this 4-week series, you’ll help students see how the birth of Jesus changed the story of humanity forever in a way that was completely unexpected, undeserved, unbelievable, and undeniable.

We figured the holidays were the perfect time to share this month’s tip: intentionally spend some quality time with your teenager this month. Your time is limited. So enjoy it! Go make some memories together.

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Parent Tip Video #5 from your Parents section.

Parents, get yourself a little something for Christmas this year. We suggest the book, The Sticky Faith Guide for Your Family: Over 100 Practical and Tested Ideas to Build Lasting Faith in Your Kids. Practical and tested? Lasting faith? Sounds good to us.

Here’s a question for you. What’s on your teenager’s Christmas list this year? Hit Reply on this email and let us know!