Note from Student Ministry Council in regards to Wednesday Nights for youth:
In January (January 9, January 16, January 23, January 30), our youth will join the Christ & Culture Discipleship Forum for "Fighting for Joy in Christ in a World of Depression and Anxiety" in King Hall.
We think this forum is relevant to our students and the speaker lineup is phenomenal. We, also, think it is important for our students to interact with other generations within the church. This will have life-long effects on their understanding of church membership and their commitment to the church.
Many studies are showing that students, who are from good families and youth groups, are leaving the church after High School and College. One of the reasons for this is that students are not experiencing the whole life of the church. When students only experience the youth group, they do not appreciate the church nor membership. So, upon graduation, they find same-age relationships outside of the church.
Studies, also, are showing that generation z is the most anxious of any other generation. This forum will be profitable for your student(s).
Please do not allow your student to treat these weeks as off-weeks. This decision was made intentionally for their good in mind.
Be on the look out for special events throughout January. We, also, value our students being together.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns please contact Sonny.