SUNDAY, MARCH 17th

Hello Parents!

Good Wednesday! We have loved the series “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”! We hope the past few lessons were beneficial for your students. Our hope is that this series will prompt our students to take a strong stance to uphold pure intentions in relationships, as well as set up protection and boundaries. As a parent or guardian, we know you desire the same. We want to share with you some helpful resources to one of the biggest and most accessible sources to threaten our students; the internet.  Google has put together some really great resources for families to set up and talk about internet safety. Focus on the family is also a wonderful resource for families, and here is a brief article to help with a discussion about internet safety. Moody media provides another article that provides multiplesources of recourses for internet safety. If you have any questions or would like additional resources, we are always willing and want to help!

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

“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: 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 (TONIGHT): 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).

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

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. THIS SUNDAY we will be commissioning the team.  Please wear your “I Am Going” blue t-shirt and meet Pastor Luis Sunday morning before the 9:15 service. 

WHO’S YOUR ONE LAUNCH
On Sunday, March 31st we will launch a church-wide initiative called “Who’s Your One?” during the month of April. We will be challenged to pray, seek out, and share the Gospel with at least one person. Who is your one?!

CANDY DROP STATIONS FOR EASTER!
We will have our Spring Festival and Easter Egg Hunt on April 20th! We hope and pray to impact and love on hundreds of families in our community so we need TONS of candy! Help us out and fill up those candy drop stations!

SENIOR RECOGNITION SUNDAY | May 5, 2019
Parents of high school seniors, please see details regarding this exciting Sunday HERE.  

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.  Registration is open at www.mallstudents.com

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 continuing our study of The Thread to learn the big-picture story of the Bible and see the thread of the Gospel throughout. 
 
This week, the lesson is entitled “Moses and the Burning Bush,” and will focus on helping students see God as the ultimate deliverer, who hears the cries of His people and acts to rescue them from the oppression of the Egyptians. We will see that Moses’ role was an echo of Jesus as the perfect redeemer. Just as Moses delivered the Israelites, Jesus delivers His children once and for all from the oppression of sin. Ultimately this lesson will teach us the “bigness” of Jesus. Hopefully, your teenager will be moved by the fact that Jesus is so grand and mighty, and yet loves him or her so personally.

We looked at the following Scripture passages:

  • Exodus 1:1-14

  • Exodus 2:23-25

  • Exodus 3:1-15

  • John 8:48-59

You’ll enjoy reading these powerful passages that demonstrate God’s greatness as the “I Am” who rescued His people from Egypt, and who rescues us from the slavery of sin at the cross.

Next Steps . . . 
During the next week as you have time to talk with your child, consider asking the following questions:

  • In this week’s lesson, your student will discuss life-changing experiences. Take some time to share with your teenager a life-changing experience in your life, and how it impacted you.

  • One of the truths that your student will learn about God in this week’s lesson is that “God is faithful from generation to generation.” Spend a few moments sharing with your child how your family has seen God’s faithfulness through the years. This may be a good opportunity for your teenager to call other relatives from older generations to get their perspective on God’s work.

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