Pastor of the Youth
Next Level Middle School, ministry to 6th, 7th and 8th graders, engages students in fun games, heartfelt worship, stirring activities, and stimulating discussions. They participate in honest dialogue about finding and applying God’s ways to situations that they might be facing. Powerful videos, break-out sessions, and the timeless Truth of God’s Word are used. NLMS meets once a week in the Youth Building.
Next Level High School, ministry to 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders, encourages and engages students through heartfelt worship, powerful videos, breakout sessions, fun games, and the timeless Truth of God’s Word. These stirring activities are used to encourage honest dialogue about finding and applying God’s ways to situations students might be facing at home or in school.
May Week 1
Hello! I wanted to let you know that we’ve wrapped up week two of our study on what Jesus had to say about our image. I know our teenagers were challenged and encouraged this week to look even deeper at how they project themselves to the world.
This week, the lesson was entitled “Broken.” We talked about how everyone on some level, either physically, emotionally, and definitely spiritually, is broken. No matter what image we project, it can only temporarily cover up our brokenness, not fix it. The only one that can heal our brokenness is Jesus.
We looked at the following Scripture passages:
- Luke 18:35-43
- 1 Timothy 1:15-16
These passages will challenge you and push you to look at your own areas of brokenness.
Next Steps . . .
During the next week as you have time to talk with your teen(s), consider asking the following questions:
- Do you think the blind beggar realized how broken he was, or did he just know he needed healing and that Jesus was the only one who could heal him?
- Do we (as your parents) allow you to express brokenness and point you the way to healing?
- As a family are we transparent enough with our brokenness?
Thank you for all you do. If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to call me.
- Pastor Jackson