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

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

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: SERVICE PROJECT
In just a few weeks, we’ll be encouraging teenagers to focus on others (instead of themselves) this Christmas with a service project. Get all the details on our website.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS PARTY
Let’s celebrate the holidays with a little fun, food, and friends! Come hang with us. There will be games, presents, and zero meetings.

THE PROBLEM WITH CHRISTMAS: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON CHRISTMAS
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: THIS CHRISTMAS, LET’S CELEBRATE GOD’S UNEXPECTED GRACE

SERIES OVERVIEW:
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.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

Not to freak you out or anything, but keep this in mind: teenagers are watching you. They hear words you say, read the things you post online, and see the way you behave. This month, make sure the example you’re setting is one you’d actually want them to follow.

If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Volunteer Tip Video #5 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!

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