All we want for Christmas . . . is to serve alongside this team forever. Thanks for being the greatest crew of volunteers in history.

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 3 BIG IDEA: THIS CHRISTMAS, LET’S CELEBRATE THAT GOD CAN DO THE UNBELIEVABLE

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

Here’s a thought to consider: “I cannot transform myself, or anyone else for that matter. What I can do is create the conditions in which spiritual transformation can take place.” — Ruth Haley Barton

At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

Do you have a cool story about something that’s happened in our ministry this year? Reply to this email and let us know! [Hang onto these stories for a future email.]