CHRISTEENS is coming and we're going to need your help! Not only will our teens be involved in the pre-conference setup, videos, announcements, and pre-session hype team in varying degrees, but they are also encouraged to simply experience CHRISTeens and the opportunity it brings -- an opportunity to experience meaningful times of worship, listen to excellent biblical teaching, and take part in some raucous fun! This is an amazing event that is the highlight of so many youth groups. It is also an amazing opportunity for our youth to serve and pray for others! We're going to be having some special prayer meetings for our teens over the next few weeks where we will pray specifically for speakers, worship leaders, volunteers, and the groups planning on attending. I can't think of a more important way for our youth to serve than to lift this event and those involved up before the Father. The MOVEMENT of the early church was rooted in prayer and I think CHRISTeens should be too! I'll have more info on the on Wednesday nights!
Parents, there BIG needs we have that you can help us with! We NEED you!!! Please find a way to help and jump in. There are vital, important, world changing opportunities we have here that are looking for you! Here are few of those things that you can be thinking about now...
1. HOST A GROUP! Beginning Sunday, Jan 15, signup sheets will be available. The only reasoning some groups are able to attend is due to the fact that there housing is provided by members at West Side! This is an amazing way to help! Generally, hosts provide some snacks and breakfast for the visiting groups.
2. COORDINATE FOOD for Family Center groups. There are a few groups that are housed in the Family Center. We need a point person to organize the snacks and breakfast that the host home would normally provide.
3. Sign up to USHER. We need people willing to direct traffic, answer questions, and monitor the event. If this sounds like you, there will be a sheet in the foyer posted in the next couple weeks.
4. Sign up to run the MERCHANDISE table. Each year we sell shirts and other CHRISTeens merch and we need at least two people at the table during the conference. There are certain time slots available and there will be a signup sheet posted soon.
CHRISTeens has a very special place in my heart! I attended as a student myself many years ago and so thankful for the willing and loving hearts of the West Side church! I'm extremely humbled and blessed to be part of it now. Please be thinking and praying about how you can help and or at least about just lifting the conference and attendees up before the Lord! It's going to be a great year!!!
Love you guys!
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