SUNDAY, JANUARY 13th

Hello Parents!

Our annual Parent Meeting is this Sunday! We will meet right after the 10:45am service in the High School Room. We will look at what 2019 holds for us as a student ministry as we look at scheduled events, address special topics that pertain to student ministry today, and make sure you have all the correct forms completed for this year, so your student can be a part of what we have planned. This is a very important meeting, so please make plans to attend.

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

Tonight is our Midweek Kickoff all around our church! Tonight in student ministry we start a new series called “Paradox”, looking at how the characteristic of God that might seem like opposites to us, work together for our good and His glory!

ANNUAL PARENT MEETING | Jan. 13
This Sunday, January 13th, immediately following the 10:45am service is our annual Parent Meeting for 2019. We will provide information for 2019 events and address some important issues of student ministry! At this meeting, we will provide paperwork your student will need for all of our events this year. We will also need proof of insurance for your student(s). You can bring your insurance card to the meeting, or you can take a picture of it and send it to students@churchatthemall.com.

MIDDLE SCHOOL GUYS NERF NIGHT! | Jan. 20 5:30 to 7pm
On Sunday, January 20th from 5:30 to 7pm we will have a middle school guys only NERF NIGHT! The cost is $5 and we will have pizza and drinks, as well as epic Nerf Battles! Students can bring their own Nerf guns (that shoot nerf darts ONLY), but we will also provide some for them to use. It’ll be an awesome night!

ONEPOINT WEEKEND | Feb. 15-17
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! Important information ahead!!!  We have pushed back the price break deadline to January 20th. The price for OnePoint Weekend is $75 until January 20th, 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
Price: $1100 or $900 for church members 
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 wanted to remind you about 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 2. The lesson is entitled “Creation And The Creation Of Man and Woman.” In this lesson, we will help students learn the unique role humans have in the overall story of God’s creation and help them understand Jesus’ role in creation. Your teenager will be challenged to grasp the great value he or she has as a person created specifically by God.
 
We will look at the following Scripture passages:

  • Genesis 1-Genesis 2:3

  • John 1:1-5

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 understand and apply what they learn is to talk about it with someone else. Use the following questions to guide your conversation:

  • How should it make us feel that God could have very easily created a world without you or me in it? What does it say about our lives that God wanted us to be a part of His creation?

  • Is there work we need to do as a family to be better stewards of God’s creation? What can we do to become better at seeing value in all of God’s creation (including other people)?

 
Thank you for all you that you do. If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to call me.