Hey team! We wanted to share with you a quick story. Check this out . . . [Tell your volunteers about a recent win in your ministry.]
Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . .
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: PIZZAPALOOZA
This month, we are hosting the world’s best pizza party. You don’t want to miss this event. It is a pizza competition to see who can make the best pizza. There will be judges, prizes, and of course all the pizza!
ADD YOUR OWN DATES: THE I’M DISTINCT CHALLENGE
The I’m Distinct challenge gives students the opportunity to reflect and discover their gifts by going through a workbook. Once they discovered or their gifts are affirmed, it is our hope they will use their gifts for the purpose of loving God and others.
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.
WITH YOU: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON FRIENDSHIP
WEEK 2 BIG IDEA: Be with people when they’re lonely.
Being a good friend is easy! As long as you make time to hang out, remember their birthday, and answer their texts, you’re eligible for the Great Friend Award . . . right? Friendship might feel easy when life is easy, but it gets more complicated when your friends are hurting or struggling. What should you do? What should you say? What should you not say? When our friends need help, there are no easy answers, but in this 4-week series, we’ll follow the lead of a few people who’ve been there. Through the stories of Job, Ruth, Naomi, Elijah, and Eli, we’ll see how God invites us to “be with” people when they’re grieving, lonely, in need, or feeling hopeless, and how God is already with them.
Do you ever wish you had more ideas for how to turn any meal, small group, or quick conversation into something positive and memorable? Check out these CONVERSATION STARTERS and think about how you can use these ideas whenever you sit down with people you’ve known forever or met for the first time.
At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!
When you were a teenager, what was your church experience like? Reply to this email and let us know!