HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! Just a quick reminder we will not have church programs tonight. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving break, and that this is a sweet time spent with family and friends! We are so incredibly thankful for you and your family! We love the privilege of worshiping our Lord and Savior with you! We echo the prayer of Paul found in Philippians 1:3-5, I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. THANK YOU!!!
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!
The winning group will be announced this Sunday, November 25th! The winner will get to share a delicious lunch together on December 2nd after Connect Groups! Who will be this year's winner?!
Just a reminder, there are no Wednesday evening programs tonight. We will see you next Wednesday!
CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING EVENT!
This Sunday, November 25th at 6pm is our Christmas Tree Lighting Event! There will be craft and cookie stations, A Charlie Brown Christmas showing in the theater, and a Christian Illusionist! It’ll be an awesome start to the Christmas season, so be sure to invite families you know!!
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
This week, our group will wrap up our series on apologetics by discussing the importance of talking about Jesus—and doing it in appropriate, loving ways.
This doesn’t mean Christ-following teenagers have to cave in and change their faith. It doesn’t mean that they avoid tough topics or challenging conversations. But it means that as followers of Christ, they need to treat other people with the same measure of respect they want to receive. Being rude won’t open people’s hearts to the message of Jesus—but being polite, respectful, and kind just might.
Here are some questions you might want to ask this week to keep the dialogue going:
When do you feel most confident talking to other people about Jesus? When do you feel least confident?
Do you find it difficult to be respectful toward people who hold different beliefs than you do? Why or why not?
What would help you talk about Jesus more boldly?
If you don’t know the right, best words to say when talking to someone of a different religion or worldview, how can you handle that situation?
Thank you once again for allowing us to partner with you in preparing the next generation of Christ-followers. Have a blessed week!