Hey team! I am so excited to tell you this story. [Tell your volunteers about a recent win in your ministry.]

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 2 BIG IDEA: THIS CHRISTMAS, LET’S CELEBRATE THE UNDESERVED GIFT OF JESUS

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

Remember, the teenagers you’re investing in are all very different. They all give and receive love very differently. This week, do some research. Find out what makes each of those young people feel the most loved . . . then show them some love in their own unique language. Here’s a video to spark some ideas.

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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