There are always cool things going on in our ministry, but this week, you’ve got to hear about this one . . . TELL YOUR VOLUNTEERS ABOUT A RECENT WIN IN YOUR MINISTRY.

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

ADD THE DATE: Fall Kick-Off
Our Fall Kick-Off is coming up quickly and we need you there! We’ll be hanging out, eating good food, and casting vision for the new school year. Don’t miss it! RSVP by August 1.

WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: Jesus valued the outcasts.

If you’ve been following Jesus for some time, you know it’s often easy to become numb to just how controversial Jesus’ message and ministry actually were while He was on earth. Jesus made enemies of both religious leaders and the government in part because of the way He treated the most “untouchable” members of society. In this series, you’ll help students see and explore the significance of the fact that Jesus ate with the despised, valued the outcasts, restored the sinful, and forgave the unforgivable.


It’s often tough to understand why teenagers do what they do. One moment they’re calm and rational, but the next they’re agitated and emotional. One day they’re making incredibly wise choices, but the next they’re making disastrous mistakes. Yesterday they earned your trust, but today it seems they’ve lost it once again. If that sounds familiar, you’ve got to check out the book A Parent’s Guide to the Teenage Brain, by Mark Oestreicher. Even if you’re not a parent, it’s going to help you.

Choose a volunteer to celebrate this week. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

Maybe it’s a little early to be thinking about the new school year, but here’s a question: What’s your biggest hope for our ministry next year?