Thank you for letting your student be involved in our youth ministry. We had a great 2018 and saw Jesus work in the lives of our students. We had some accept Him for the first time. We celebrated many baptisms and we have many students serving throughout the church.
These students are the church of today, not tomorrow. I believe God is going to continue to work in their lives and use them to reach their community.
As we enter the new year, I am excited to see what He has next for our students at Southcliff. I think this ministry can continue to grow in ways we have never seen.
So here is my challenge for us all.
1. Please Pray for our students. Pray that they will be the light of Jesus at their home and schools. Pray for many who are hurting and fighting battles that many in the church never know about.
2. Encourage your child to attend - I know church isn't always exciting for a teenager. They might want to sleep in on Sunday or hangout with friends instead of attending an event. Encourage to go to winter retreat, Spain, summer camp, Beautiful Feet, etc.. Most life change happens at these big events.
3. Be there for them. I know you are. I am a parent of a 5 year old and a 2 year old. It is difficult for me, so I can not even imagine parenting a teenager. But you are their #1 spiritual source. We have many pastors, interns, and volunteers that love students but we can never influence them the way you can.
2019 is going to be a good year!
If you ever need anything or have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.
GUIDING STUDENTS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS INTO A THRIVING RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST!