SUNDAY, MARCH 10th

Hello Parents!

Happy Wednesday! Tonight's service is going to be different, but it is going to be so good! Tonight is the night in our series, “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”, where we address the issues and sins that can develop when our relationships are handled inappropriately, and outside the context of what God desires for us. Tonight, not only will we be split middle school and high school, but we will also be split guys and girls for the lesson. We have wonderful ladies coming to teach, and Luis and Chad will talk to the guys.  Tonight’s lesson will hit on how we should view relationships in a godly way, but also how to navigate to avoid sexual sins, and the comfort of redemption. It will be a powerful night. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!

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 (TONIGHT): 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 (This week) we will be addressing sins 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!

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

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 this 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


CURRICULUM

Dear Parents,

We will study week 8 of The Thread study. This week’s lesson focuses on Joseph and his brothers. We will look at how Joseph’s life was a part of God’s master plan to carry out the covenant promise handed down from Abraham, Isaac, and now to Joseph’s father, Jacob. Through the turbulent circumstances in Joseph’s life, we see that God redeems suffering, and turns our loss into gain. For those who follow Christ and trust His promises, we have hope in the midst of pain.
 
We will look at the following Scripture passages:

  • Genesis 35:9-12

  • Genesis 37

  • Genesis 41:37-49

  • Matthew 5:10-12

You may find it encouraging to see how Joseph’s life provides a clear example of the truth that Jesus teaches in Matthew: “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake.”

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

  • Joseph had it pretty rough with his brothers. What did you learn about how God used those tough times to keep His promise?

  • There are a lot of believers suffering pretty severely around the world. How do you think God’s promise to redeem our suffering might give those believers strength to still follow Christ?

  • Share with your child how you have trusted God’s promises in a time when your family may have been suffering. 

Remember to pray for your child daily to see evidence of God’s promises in the midst of suffering, personally and in the world around them.  We are here for you to help you hold on to that truth!

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