September is here, which means the new school year is in full swing! Thanks for doing ministry alongside us for another year. We can’t wait for what’s ahead!
Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . .
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: MINI GOLF MAYHEM
This fall, we are planning a wacky miniature golf event for the whole family! Don’t miss out!
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER MEETING(S)
Now that the school year is off to a great start, it’s time to learn and grow together at our very first volunteer meeting of the year! We hope to see you there as we learn about [add your own topic(s)] together.
WISE: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON WISDOM
WEEK 1 BIG IDEA: WISDOM COMES FROM GOD
A lot of parents and kids alike focus more heavily on gleaning academic knowledge and gaining meaningful experiences, but teaching our kids to pursue wisdom will help them merge those fields and develop better, God-centered decision-making skills. Kids are placed in plenty of situations where they would need to exercise such discernment. While the wisdom they would need on a daily basis may not be on the scale of Solomon deliberating an argument between two women each claiming to be the rightful mother of a baby, kids will still collect valuable insight about wisdom from such stories. They will first determine wisdom comes from God, and that being wise also has a lot to do with saying the right words and asking the right questions. . . all of which we can ask of God, who will give them to us because God can be trusted.
You don’t have to be the perfect leader. Your involvement in our ministry is exactly what our kids need. So, instead of being down on yourself for all of the ways you could be better, for all of the things you wish you could’ve done but haven’t yet, let’s change our perspective on them a bit — let’s see them as opportunities for you and your kids to learn about yourselves and the world around you. Let’s see them as opportunities to grow.
If you’re subscribed to Grow Your Ministry, now would be a good time to link to Volunteer Tip Video #8 from your Volunteer section.
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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