SUNDAY, JANUARY 6th

Hello Parents!

Happy New Year!!!  Wow, 2018 was a wonderful year, but we are so extremely excited about what 2019 has to offer!!! We have many awesome things planned this year for students to help them grow in their relationship with the Lord, with the church, and with one another! One of our favorite events is coming up really soon, ONEPOINT WEEKEND! The theme this year is “Unfiltered”. The idea behind this weekend is that God calls students to live a life offered to Jesus that is unashamed and on display for others to see so God would receive the glory. It will be an amazing weekend with Jamie Hammett as our speaker, and Nick Thurmond and band will be with us for worship! Registration is now open and you can find details below!

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

There is no midweek gathering at church tonight.  We will have our Kickoff Night next Wednesday, January 9th. This is when Midweek activities will resume church-wide.

ANNUAL PARENT MEETING | Jan. 13, 2019
Mark your calendars for our annual parent meeting on Sunday, January 13th, immediately following the 10:45am service.  We will provide information for 2019 events!

ONEPOINT WEEKEND | Feb. 15-17, 2019
It’s already time to begin thinking about OnePoint Weekend 2019! This is our weekend-long event with guest speaker (Jamie Hammett) and band (Nick Thurmond). We will stay in host homes, serve our community, and most importantly students are challenged to grow in their relationship with Jesus! The price for OnePoint Weekend is $75 until January 13th, and then the price goes up to $100. Registration is now open! You can go HERE to register online, or come see us at the welcome desk in the student area on Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights!

HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP TO MEXICO | Mar. 23-30, 2019
Price: $1100 or $900 for church members. 
Application and $200 deposit due by Jan 6th. 
Passport required.
We will be partnering with the MITC (Mexican Indian Training Center) in Cordoba, Mexico. The MITC has been established since the 1950s. It is a school that trains and equips Mexican college students to lead and teach the Gospel in the churches that are spread throughout Mexico. We will be ministering to different churches by painting, doing construction, building pews, planning and executing backyard Bible clubs for kids, and much more. We will also be visiting orphanages to help feed and share the Gospel with the kids. We will take a trip to the mountains to minister to churches in different villages. Our lodging will be on campus with bunk style dorms and is extremely safe. This is an incredible opportunity for any student that goes! For more information, please reach out to Luis Ruiz at luis.ruiz@churchatthemall.com!

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,

Hello! We want to share with you the study we’re doing on teaching our students the big-picture story of the Bible. It’s a 52-week Bible study called The Thread, and this week is lesson 1. The lesson is entitled “Seeing The Gospel In All Of Scripture,” and is an introductory lesson to how we will be studying the Bible. In this lesson, we will help students learn that the story of the Bible points to Jesus as God’s Son, the promised rescuer of humankind; and that Jesus was God’s Word made flesh, both the messenger and the message of God’s salvation for all people. Your teenager will be challenged to commit to learning God’s story and drawing closer to Jesus as a result.
 
We will look at the following Scripture passages:

  • John 1:1

  • John 5:31-40

  • 1 John 1:1-4

It would be great if you could find some time today or tomorrow to take a few minutes and read these passages.
 
Next Steps . . . 
During the next week as you have time to talk with your teenager, remember that one way that will help them to understand and apply what they learn is to explain it to someone else. Use the following questions to guide your conversation:

  • In John 1 where Jesus was described as the Word, do you remember why He was described that way?

  • How would you describe your attitude toward the Bible? Do you find some parts of it hard to understand? (It’s OK to admit that MOST Christ-followers find parts of the Bible tricky.)

  • Are you excited about having a better understanding of the big-picture story of the Bible? How do you think that might make some of what you read less confusing?

  • I’d like to support you as you spend the next year learning about the story of the Bible. What are some ways that I can do that for you?

Thanks for all your prayers for our students and our ministry. Have an awesome week!