SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd

Hello Parents!

We know that the school year can be busy with extracurricular activities, but we see that as an awesome opportunity to connect with students and see them in action! If your student has a football game, chorus or band concert, or a chess match we want to know about it! Please let us know in advance by emailing us the event time and location and we will see if we can make it to support them!

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!


WEDNESDAY NIGHT

NEW SERIES TONIGHT! We will begin a new 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!

MIDDLE SCHOOL FAMILY EVENT (KICKBALL AND COOKOUT)
We will have a FREE kickball and cookout event for all middle schoolers and their families on Saturday September 22nd from 4 to 6pm at Dobbins Park. It will be an awesome time for fun, free food, and KICKBALL! See you then!

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 price is $55 if you sign up by Oct. 21th. From Oct. 22th –Nov. 4th the price goes up to $75! Register on-line HERE or at the welcome desk in the student warehouse. Our parent meeting is scheduled for November 4th immediately following the 10:45am service.

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 that 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,

This week we will finish the last of four lessons that dig deep into how Jesus described himself in Scripture, in a series called “In His Own Words.” We’ve been discovering the ways Jesus “framed” who he is—his purpose, motivation, and intentions.

In this last lesson, we will pay “peculiar attention” to the five “bullet points” in Jesus’ job description—this proclamation of his mission kicked off his public ministry. Quoting a prophecy in Isaiah, he said: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the Lord’s favor has come.” We will explore together the incredible truth that Jesus is determined to set us free from whatever imprisons us. He can’t help himself, because he loves us.

This week, spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider asking these questions:

  • Which “bullet point” in Jesus’ job description means the most to you, and why?

  • It’s hard to think of ourselves as “captives,” but what’s something in your life that makes you feel like a prisoner sometimes?

  • Based on his mission statement, what do you know for sure about Jesus?

Thanks for letting us partner with you in this amazing faith adventure. Have a blessed week!