SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28th

Hello Parents!

Next week is the Fall Festival in Auburndale!  We still need candy, so if you are able, please bring in some bags of candy so we can bless the people of Auburndale! There will not be programming on Wed., Oct 31st at the main campus other than Chapel for adults. All of our students will meet at our Auburndale campus at 6pm! We would love for you to join us and invite someone to come! There will be games, food, inflatables, a dunk tank, and even a hayride! You will not want to miss it!

Love you all tons, and as always please let us know if we can ever be of assistance to you and your students. We are here for you.


HERE'S WHAT'S HAPPENING IN STUDENT WORLD!

These are the big events that are coming up in our student ministry! 
Please go to www.mallstudents.com for more information!

AUBURNDALE FALL FESTIVAL | October 31st
We are so excited to spend October 31st in Auburndale as a student ministry! Programming at our Lakeland campus will be canceled so we can all serve and participate in the Fall Festival at Church at Auburndale. This will be an incredible time to come together as one church and love on the city of Auburndale. Students will be helping with games and passing out candy. 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT 
We are deep into our teaching series on Wednesday nights called “Meta” looking at the big picture, or meta-narrative, of the Bible and the ONE story that it tells, God's plan to redeem and restore His creation!  If you have never been to a student service, we encourage you to come and check it out!  We love it when parents step in to see what we are all about!!!

FAMILY NIGHT MEALS
Looking for a cheap and easy way to feed the family before church?  No problem!  Every Wednesday night (that’s right EVERY Wednesday night!) at 5pm a meal will be provided at a family friendly price in the Skylight area! We would love for you to come out and eat with us!

HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT IS HERE! | November 9th-10th 
This year we will partner with Word of Life to be part of an event called Reverb! It will be an all-nighter in Orlando that will consist of an Orlando Magic basketball game, indoor go-karts, archery tag, basketball, volleyball, ice skating and so much more! Word of life will be sharing the Gospel, so it would be a great event for students to invite their unsaved friends!  The current registration price is $75. The price for unsaved friends is $30. Register online HERE or at the welcome desk in the student warehouse.  Our parent meeting is scheduled for November 4th immediately following the 10:45am service.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRL'S NIGHT EVENT | November 9th-10th 
We are so excited about our Middle School Girl’s Night Event.  This “Fall in Love with Jesus” all-night event will be filled with games, food, crafts and so much more!!  The Middle School Girl Leaders continue to encourage your daughter to build friendships within their youth group and deepen their walk with the Lord, but we need more time to do that~~so what could be better than a fun-filled ALL-GIRLS SLEEPOVER PARTY!!  The leaders have some really neat things planned for your daughter to participate in, plus we have a very special guest that will be sharing evening devotions with the girls. The price for this event is $10 to cover food and crafts.  Registration starts this Sunday at the Student Welcome Desk.

We love and care about the families in our ministry so deeply, and our heart is to serve you and your family in the best way we can! If there is anything we can do to help, please feel the freedom to let us know.

Luis and Chad
students@churchatthemall.com
Colossians 1:28-29


CURRICULUM

Dear Parents,

Our students are beginning a five-lesson series exploring the topic of apologetics—the discipline of explaining and defending what it means to have faith in Jesus. This week’s conversation will focus on understanding the accuracy and reliability of the Bible.
 
The Bible is a rich collection of life stories, powerful truths, and amazing miracles. Most of all, it is the story of God, and God has made the point of that narrative (in both Testaments) his Son, Jesus. Because teenagers regularly face claims from teachers and peers on the validity of the Scriptures, it’s important to help students understand how the Bible is trustworthy and reliable.
 
I encourage you to continue the conversation at home with these kinds of questions:

  • Do you find it easy or difficult to believe that the Bible is accurate and reliable? Why?

  • Would you willingly die for something you know is not true? Why or why not?

  • Why is it significant that outside sources confirm the accuracy of the Bible?

As we continue through this series, please contact me if you have any questions or would like additional resources to help answer your teenager’s questions. Have a great week!