SUNDAY, MARCH 3rd

Hello Parents!

Happy Wednesday! One of our favorite days of the week because we get to love on your students! Tonight at church will be a great time as we continue in our series, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” and we help students understand their identity. This is an extremely important issue because many teenagers are asking the question, “Who am I?” and we want to help guide them to know that the answer to that question is found by who God tells us we are! So please be in prayer for us as we open up God’s Word and pray for this truth to take root in the lives of our students. Also, please remember that next week we will be split up into middle school guys and girls, and high school guys and girls to discuss more age and gender appropriate issues of relationships and the hurt that it can cause us and others if we do not seek God’s will in that area.

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
Last week we kicked off our relationship series, “What’s Love Go to Do With It?”.  We are focusing on love, and that only by knowing God, Who is love, can we truly love others.  We know that having information about this series might be helpful for you. So here is a brief glimpse into what each week will look like:

  • Week 1: To truly love, we must know God. 

  • Week 2 (TONIGHT): To truly love, I must know I am loved by God (Identity).

  • Week 3: What loves doesn’t look like, and how that can hurt us and others (we will be split middle school guy/girls and high school, guys/girls).

  • Week 4: What should dating look like.

  • Week 5: A night for Questions and Answers (Week 1, we will ask students to submit questions and we will discuss some of those questions on this night).

Important Information:  Lesson 3 (Next week) we will be addressing sin that can be a result of inappropriate handling of relationships.  This is why we will split middle guys and girls, and high school guys and girls.  This will be a very important night.  We want you as the parent to be informed to make the decision if you would like your student present for this week.

If you have any questions for us about this series, please know we are available!

CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT FUNDRAISER | May. 19, 2019
Change of date!!! The Cornhole Tournament for Student Ministry fundraising has been moved to May 19th.  This will be a competitive and fun student fundraiser, including a raffle and dessert auction, on Sunday, May 19th after the 10:45am service!  All proceeds will go to our Student Ministry.  Both students and adults are welcome to compete!  Some of our students will be working this fundraiser as well. Team cost is $40/per team. Lunch will be provided for $5/per person or $20/per family.  More details to come.  

HIGH SCHOOL MISSION TRIP TO MEXICO | Mar. 23-30, 2019
Great news!  Our Mexico trip is full and the team is set!  Please be in prayer for our group as they prepare for ministry over Spring Break. Our next meeting is scheduled for Sunday, March 10th in the High School Room after the 10:45am service.

STUDENT TEXT MACHINE
If you are interested in receiving event announcements via text message, just text the phrase mallstudents to the phone number 89800.

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


Dear Parents,

Hello again! We’re already on the seventh week of our massive trek through the Bible called, The Thread.  Remember this study shows that all of Scripture is united in one message: revealing God’s redemptive work throughout the generations, as ultimately revealed in Jesus Christ.

This Sunday, the lesson is entitled “Jacob and Esau,” and it will focus on helping students see how God is faithful to His plan of redemption and grace in spite of our sinfulness. Students will learn to trust God to keep His promises even when it seems that He won’t. God’s perspective is at the same time bigger than we can imagine, and smaller than we know. Finally, students will have time to surrender their lives to God’s leading, trusting that His plan for their lives will ultimately be achieved. 

We will look at the following Scripture passages:

  • Genesis 25:19-28

  • Genesis 27:1-45

  • Romans 8:26-28

 As you have time, dig into these Scriptures. Explore their relevance in your life, and how that might be significant to your teenager.

Next Steps . . .
During the next week, make time to talk with your child. Consider asking the following questions:

  • You talked in youth group about how badly Jacob wanted his father's “blessing.” What do you want so much that it seems impossible for you to wait for God to give it to you?

  • How does it make you feel when you read in Romans that God works all things for your good and His glory?  (Allow your teenager to express whatever emotion they are feeling.) 

  • What experiences have you had that help you trust that God will keep His promises?       
     

Thank you for all that you do. If you have any questions about anything, please give us a call.