TEEN LED SERVICE – On August 5 at the pm service the guys in the youth group will be leading the service. We will do everything from leading prayer, scripture reading, leading songs, and giving the lesson. If you want your teen to participate let me know. I encourage everyone to come out and support our teens as they lead in the worship service.
Back to School mini-retreat – In the past we have done back to school lock-ins and back to school day trips. This year we wanted to try something different. We thought a mini-retreat would be a great way to start off the school year. We will use the time to hang out, play some games, and have a couple of lessons.
7/19 – Summer SWEAT – 11:30-2:30 – Safe Haven
7/23 – No Monday Night Bible Study
7/26 – Summer SWEAT – 11:30-2:30 – Get ready for Highway M.T.
7/30 – 8/2 – Highway Mission Trip
8/5 – Teen Led Service
8/8 – DUE: Back to School Mini-Retreat – $10
8/19 – Back to School Bash – Highway CoC –
5:55 leave building – Back 8:45
8/24-25 – Back to School Mini-Retreat – info sheets at Welcome Center
Wednesday Night – T. J. Davidson
You don’t need to be told that you and your teenager live in a fast-paced world. With the pace of life, it’s often difficult finding time to talk. Over the next 6 weeks we will study the book of Psalms. As we study Psalms we will be learning some important truths:
– God created us to reach out to Him in real and powerful communication
– God is worthy of our praising Him simply for who his is
– When we communicate with God we can be completely honest, holding nothing back
Next Steps . . . (This part is for you parents!!)
During the next week as you have time to talk with your child, you may find these questions helpful in opening up some dialogue about the Bible study from the Book of Psalms. Consider asking the following questions:
· Do you ever think about the times you and I talk as similar to what it is like to talk with God? How are they similar? How are they different?
· Share some things that interfere with your own personal communication with God. Then, ask your child if he or she struggles in any of the same areas. Ask something like: Can we help each other brainstorm some ways to minimize these struggles in our lives?
· If you could ask God any question what would that question be? Are there questions you feel like you can’t ask God?