Happy summertime, fam! We hope your family is having a blast and enjoying the calm before a new school year. And if you’re not . . . well, what are you waiting for? Go have some fun!

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.

THE UNTOUCHABLES: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON JESUS
WEEK 4 BIG IDEA: Jesus forgave the unforgivable.

SERIES OVERVIEW:
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.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S CONVERSATION GUIDE

As a new school year approaches, you might have big expectations for the impact you’re going to make in the lives of teenagers. That’s awesome! But remember, it takes time to build trust and influence, especially with teenagers who are hurting or who come from difficult homes. For the sake of those kids, we need to hear this: “We’re like oysters. We’re only going to open up when we’re ready, and if you’re not there when we’re ready, we’re going to clam back up.” Click here to watch now.

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

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