Welcome to this month’s Student Ministry Newsletter. It’s our goal to keep you informed and give you all the info you’d need as parents to support and encourage the work the Student Ministry aims to do in helping every student to know, love, and live for Jesus.
With the school year well underway, we are celebrating many of the blessings the Lord has already delivered as well as looking forward to what’s ahead!
Time and time again this year, we’ve had the opportunity to talk about the hope we have in Jesus and how this hope truly empowers all of what we associate with the Christian life. We will continue this thread as we dive into a new curriculum focusing on the various aspects of being a teenage disciple of Jesus. This month will begin our introduction to the topic of discipleship; discussing topics such as: what it means for us to be “called” to follow Jesus, how salvation empowers discipleship, and how discipleship was always in God’s plan for humanity. It’s our hope that these Christ focused lessons will encourage both students and leaders to reflect on our own lives and make changes to become more faithful disciples of Jesus.
This month we are celebrating the encouraging moments we’ve had in our small groups this year. We as leaders have been encouraged to see the students really opening up during our discussion times. We’ve seen students rally to encourage one another and be vulnerable by speaking about their own struggles, and how they’ve at times been able to overcome struggles. It’s such a good reminder that, as believers, these students are able to be the church to one another just as much as we adults are!
Our prayer as leaders is that the small group times would present an opportunity for students to practice listening to and caring for one another’s hurts. We want to model vulnerability in hopes that the students will learn this life-giving habit. In a world which encourages people to only display their best selves, it is vital to learn the art of knowing others and being truly known as well. We pray that Sound City Students can be a place for such learning, with much humility, gentleness, and grace.
SAVE THE DATE
Our hope and desire is that all our students are able to participate in every opportunity to grow closer to each other and to Jesus as we serve, play, and worship together. Please make note of the following dates. Also, be sure to check back here as well as the Sound City Students FB page on occasion for event details and updates.
November 14 | Small Group Scavenger Hunt : This event was a big hit last year! We will meet at the church offices (4720 200th St SW #200, Lynnwood, WA 98036) and split up into small groups to complete a photo scavenger hunt! More details will follow as we solidify planning for this event.
November 21 | No students: Thanksgiving
December 12 | Student Ministry Christmas Party : We’ll gather at the Sound City Bible Church Offices (4720 200th St SW #200, Lynnwood, WA 98036) for a night of festive fun! Details to follow.
Please pray for our students to grow in unity with one another. We’ve noticed a tendency for some students to feel isolated on Wednesday nights and our goal is to model for the students what it means to invite others in and expand our friend groups. Pray that our students would love one another generously, and help to make Sound City Students a welcoming place for everyone who comes.
Pray for our students to be saturated with the gospel and to have the courage to share their faith with the world around them.
Please pray for the students, the leaders, their families, and the Student Ministry as a whole.
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For God's glory,
The Student Ministry Team