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.
August Week 1
This week our youth started a new Bible study entitled Jesus and Stress. Over the next few weeks we are going to be taking an up close look at what the Bible has to say about things like worry, burdens, finding peace, and trusting God. You may want to read Luke 12:22-33, the verses our youth studied this week. This series will last for four weeks and each week you will get a note from me detailing what was studied and how you can help carry on that learning throughout the week.
We looked at the following Scripture passages:
- Luke 12:22-31
As you have time this week, please read it as well.
Next Steps . . .
As your teenager(s) begins learning about what the Bible has to say about stress, consider examining the effects of stress in your own life. While the stressors may be different compared to your teenager(s), the feelings of stress are usually quite similar. Try to think back to your teenage years and remember some of the things you stressed over like grades, fitting in, peer pressure, and relationships. Try to find some common ground in order to open up the lines of communication.
- Remember to ask your youth about the lesson and what things stuck in their minds.
- Ask questions that will allow your youth the freedom to answer without feeling like they are being quizzed on the lesson. We want you to feel like a vital part of the learning process.
Please let me know if I can ever help you and remember I am always here to answer any questions you may have. Thank you for all you do. If you have any questions about anything, please don’t hesitate to call me.
- Pastor Jackson