Parent Newsletter // May 8, 2019
If you missed the Summer 2019 Parent Meeting , click here for the summary.
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Life Group: The Place Where Students are Known
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching." 

In an age of bullying, gossip, slander and hatefulness (which can destroy a teenager's self-identity), teenagers need other young people who can lift them up, encourage them and challenge them in all the right ways.
Life Group is more than just the games we play on Wednesday nights, more importantly it is a place where teenagers can discover their spiritual gifting and begin to use it to serve others. This will help them have a heart to selflessly serve others for the rest of their lives!

Often teenagers who struggle with sin and temptation feel like they have nowhere to confess and confide. They feel trapped by their sins. In addition to talking to you, Life Group is a safe space for teenagers to open up and talk honestly about their struggles. Of course this doesn't mean they should confess every sin to everyone. But it does mean that they should have a handful of others who know their struggles and can pray for and encourage them to walk in victory over those sins.

Yes, I know that teen life is busy. But it would be a shame if our teenagers graduated from high school and were catapulted into "the real world" without an opportunity to be KNOWN. At the end of the day, our teenagers embracing and embodying their faith is more important than sports and more important than academics. Getting them involved in Life Group is worth fitting into a crazy, busy schedule. Ablaze Student Ministry strives to awaken a love for Jesus in the hearts of students so they will know Him, follow Him, love the Scripture, and be launched into the world.

Adapted from Dare2Share by Greg Stier
Praying for you and your family!

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As we disciple our children, our role is to show them how God's Word leads us to understand that when we live by the Spirit and are slaves to Jesus, we are set free and can do so much more. 

Click here for this week's Partnering with Parents.
Quick and simple ways you can be intentional with your student after Life Group.
Praying for Students

Praying for your student(s), and your family is the most important way we partner with you!

The Wednesday Night Prayer Team faithfully prays for students every week during Ablaze.
This information remains private and is only shared with our prayer team.

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