Happy New Year! We can’t wait to get started on a new year of ministry with you and your teenager.
Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . .
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: THE JOY JAM
This month, we’re getting kids and families together for a fun night of jam sessions, jam tasting, and rockin’ those jammies! (Are you sensing a theme?) Mark your calendars!
MAIN EVENT: A 5-WEEK SERIES ON SPIRITUAL GIFTS
With the holiday season having just passed by, most kids still have the concept of giving and receiving gifts fresh on their minds. While many, if not all, of the gifts that were unboxed at Christmas will eventually fall into disrepair, gifts given by God will never fade! Through this “Unboxed” series, kids will discover what kinds of gifts those are, starting with the fact that everyone has special gifts! Then they will see how God can use those gifts to help others, among those gifts being special blessings from God, as well. Our gifts help us care about what God cares about, by focusing on heavenly things, and we can trust God with our gifts when we offer it up cheerfully!
Do you ever have one of those days when you wonder, “Is this really working? Am I making a difference in my kid’s life? Is anything I’m saying sinking in?” Of course you do. And the answer is yes. Even on the difficult days, you are influencing your kid in profound ways. . . even when they’re pushing your buttons! Don’t forget it!
If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to attach Parent Tip Video #12 from your Parent’s section.
Do you ever feel like you’re working really hard trying to make the right decisions for your kids? Well, maybe it’s time we left some of that decision-making to your kids! That’s why we love the book (or audiobook) The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives. This book is incredible. Grab a copy.
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