SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th

Hello Parents!

Registration for High School Retreat is open!! The cost is $55 if you pay by October 21st. This is going to be a great opportunity for students to invite their friends!! The cost is $30 for unsaved students! The Gospel will be shared at this event so we are really encouraging our students to pray that God would put people in their path to invite. This all-nighter in Orlando will be on November 9th-10th and will end after breakfast Saturday morning. This is different than what we have done in the past but we are praying God would use it to connect other students to God and to each other!

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
We are so excited to spend October 31st in Auburndale as a student ministry! Programming at our Lakeland campus will be cancelled 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. If you are able or willing, would you please donate a bag of candy for this event? We will be collecting candy at our student welcome desk on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings! The more candy the better!

WEDNESDAY NIGHT
We are deep in to 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!

ALL IN (STUDENT LEADERSHIP)
In our ministry, we believe that students are the best ones to lead students. All In is a student leadership opportunity to get plugged in to lead in our student ministry. Our next All In meeting will be Sunday, October 7th at 8:15am (Meet in the Warehouse).

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,

We will start a new four-lesson series this Sunday titled “The Gray Areas: Responding When the Bible Seems Silent.” Each week we’re exploring ways that teenagers can make wise choices when faced with confusing situations. Our goal is to equip our students with truth and tools to better understand how to follow Jesus when there’s no obvious right answer.

In each lesson, we will look at Scripture passages from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. These early Christians faced many challenging situations, many of which they brought on themselves. Throughout his letter, Paul encouraged them to stick close to Jesus and to examine their motivations when facing tough decisions.

This week we'll look at 1 Corinthians 10:14–11:1, where Paul encouraged his readers to not just ask what was permissible but what was beneficial. This distinction is vital for teenagers (and everyone who seeks to follow Jesus) as they encounter gray areas in life.

This week, I encourage you to spend a few minutes talking with your teenager about our lesson. Consider building your conversation around these questions:

  • What are some gray areas where it’s difficult to make decisions? What makes these decisions so tricky?

  • What do you think Paul means when he tells us to think about what’s “beneficial”?

  • From your perspective, what all is involved with sticking close to Jesus?

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