Small Group Leader Update for Sep 28, 2016

What is the tallest building in the entire world?

The library, because it has so many stories.

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

We'll continue to read through the book of James, and this week will focus on faith and works (James 2:14-26).

We are saved by grace, and through that grace what we DO should be impacted. We'll hear a pretty cool story from a student who is putting her faith in action. Pray with us that the words we read from James have an impact in our lives!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE SMALL GROUP SHEET FOR WEDNESDAY

  • Page 1: Girls - Middle School
  • Page 3: Girls - High School
  • Page 5: Boys - Middle School
  • Page 7: Boys - High School

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

5:45 - Doors Open
When you arrive, head to the Platte Room. Pizza will be waiting :)
***Note: The Platte Room is a new meeting location. Same hallway, first door on the right.

5:55 - Small Group Leader Huddle begins in Platte Room

6:15 - Small Group Time #1 [Belong]
Begin gathering your group around 6:13 and head to your meeting space

6:35 - Travel to Large Group in The Den
Large Group begins promptly at 6:40.

7:30 - Small Group Time #2 [Be Like Jesus]

8:00 - End of night

  • Take your binder home with you :)
  • BUT! Be sure to put your attendance sheet in the hanging file folders located at the kitchen in the lobby.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MARK THE CALENDAR: OCTOBER 1 AT 9a-11:30a
Small group leaders will meet in The Den for a time of learning and encouragement. We're going to talk about Suicide Intervention. Some people would call this a training event. Ha! We are calling it amazingness.

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT: OCTOBER 14 AT 6p-9p
High School students are invited to join Josh and Shannon McBride to provide a fun night in The Den for elementary-aged kids and younger. Click here for more info about this event.

HS BOGO EVENT: OCTOBER 20
BOGO stands for Boys Only, Girls Only. We have two events on the same night, one for boys and the other for girls. Checkout the event website for more information.

YOU ARE A BLESSING

We appreciate your partnership with Student Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben

Small Group Leader Update for Sep 21, 2016

What did the judge ask when he went to the dentist? 

"Do you swear to pull the tooth, the whole tooth and nothing but the tooth?”

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

We'll continue to read through the book of James, this weeks focus on James 1:1-13. And Phil Vaughan will be delivering the message on Wednesday!

In these verses, James addresses favoritism. Why is it that we often treat a person who looks like they have it going on better than a different person with a below-average appearance?

God views all people as equals, an if he favors anyone, it is the poor and the powerless. Let's follow his example. Pray with us that the words we read from James have an impact in our lives!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK'S SMALL GROUP SHEET

  • Page 1: Girls - Middle School
  • Page 3: Girls - High School
  • Page 5: Boys - Middle School
  • Page 7: Boys - High School

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

5:45 - Doors Open
When you arrive, head to the Platte Room. Pizza will be waiting :)
***Note: The Platte Room is a new meeting location. Same hallway, first door on the right.

5:55 - Small Group Leader Huddle begins in Platte Room

6:15 - Small Group Time #1 [Belong]
Begin gathering your group around 6:13 and head to your meeting space

6:35 - Travel to Large Group in The Den
Large Group begins promptly at 6:40.

7:30 - Small Group Time #2 [Be Like Jesus]

8:00 - End of night

  • Take your binder home with you :)
  • BUT! Be sure to put your attendance sheet in the hanging file folders located at the kitchen in the lobby.

UPCOMING EVENTS

PREMIER VOLUNTEER LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Friday, September 23 at 9:30a-4:30p
The “who’s who” of family ministry experts in our country will be at Southeast for this one-day training event, called Orange Tour. We want you to be there! Will you put it on your calendar to attend with us? We have some free tickets! Lunch and childcare are also included. Chat with us about this. Or click right here for more info.

MARK THE CALENDAR: OCTOBER 1 AT 9a-11:30a
Small group leaders will meet in The Den for a time of learning and encouragement. We're going to talk about Suicide Intervention. Some people would call this a training event. Ha! We are calling it amazingness.

YOU ARE A BLESSING

We appreciate your partnership with Student Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben

Small Group Leader Update for Sep 14, 2016

WHAT DID THE PIRATE SAY ON HIS 80TH BIRTHDAY?

"Aye matey!"

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

We'll continue to read through the book of James, this weeks focus on James 1:13-18.

In these verses, James differentiates between trials and temptation. Trials are things that happen to us. Temptation, on the other hand, are sins we actually have a desire for but, ultimately, bring pain and suffering in our lives.

The good news is, every good gift is from God! When we are tempted by sin, we can move to the Lord and he will provide. Pray with us that the words we read from James have an impact in our lives!

CLICK HERE FOR THIS WEEK'S SMALL GROUP SHEET

  • Page 1: Girls - Middle School
  • Page 3: Girls - High School
  • Page 5: Boys - Middle School
  • Page 7: Boys - High School

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

5:45 - Doors Open
When you arrive, head to the Platte Room. Pizza will be waiting :)
***Note: The Platte Room is a new meeting location. Same hallway, first door on the right.

5:55 - Small Group Leader Huddle begins in Yampa Room

6:15 - Small Group Time #1 [Belong]
Begin gathering your group around 6:13 and head to your meeting space

6:35 - Travel to Large Group in The Den
Large Group begins promptly at 6:40.

7:30 - Small Group Time #2 [Be Like Jesus]

8:00 - End of night

  • Take your binder home with you :)
  • BUT! Be sure to put your attendance sheet in the hanging file folders located at the kitchen in the lobby.

UPCOMING EVENTS

HIGH SCHOOL AT THE MOVIES
Saturday, September 17
Show up at AMC Twenty Mile on Saturday Night for Hillsong's "Let Hope Rise." We're still waiting on official showtimes, stay tuned.

PREMIER VOLUNTEER LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Friday, September 23 at 9:30a-4:30p
The “who’s who” of family ministry experts in our country will be at Southeast for this one-day training event, called Orange Tour. We want you to be there! Will you put it on your calendar to attend with us? We have some free tickets! Lunch and childcare are also included. Chat with us about this. Or click right here for more info.

MARK THE CALENDAR: OCTOBER 1 AT 9-11:30
Small group leaders will meet in The Den for a time of learning and encouragement. We're going to talk about Suicide Intervention. Some people would call this a training event. We are calling it amazingness.

YOU ARE A BLESSING

We appreciate your partnership with Student Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben

Small Group Leader Update for Sep 7, 2016

WHAT PRIZE DO YOU GET FOR PUTTING YOU PHONE ON SILENT?

The No-bell Prize.

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

We have a new Teaching Series! It's titled Permission Slip and we'll be reading through the book of James.

James is a "how-to" guide for living as a Christian. He gives us permission to put actions to our beliefs. We are excited to journey through this book together.

Our first insight from James is that we should celebrate trials because they build and mature our faith. Remember, God's goal for us isn't happiness, it's holiness. Pray with us that the words we read from James have an impact in our lives!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK'S SMALL GROUP SHEET

  • Page 1: Girls - Middle School
  • Page 3: Girls - High School
  • Page 5: Boys - Middle School
  • Page 7: Boys - High School

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

5:45 - Doors Open
When you arrive, head to the Meeting Room. Pizza will be waiting :)

5:55 - Small Group Leader Huddle begins in Yampa Room

6:15 - Small Group Time #1 [Belong]
Begin gathering your group around 6:13 and head to your meeting space

6:35 - Travel to Large Group in The Den
Large Group begins promptly at 6:40.

7:30 - Small Group Time #2 [Be Like Jesus]

8:00 - End of night

UPCOMING EVENTS

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOGO EVENTS
Friday, September 9 at 6p-8p
"BOGO" stands for "Boys Only Girls Only." We will have two separate events this night, one for boys and the other for girls. Here are the specifics:  

GIRLS - CANVAS AND CUPCAKES
6p-8p at The Den

Please email Johanna Spille (or reply to this) if you are interested in being a part of this Girls Ministry event.

GUYS - DART WARZ
6:30p-9p at Dart Warz, Centennial

Please email David Coutts (or reply to this) if you are interested in being a part of this Guys Ministry Event.

Students can register at the event website.

PREMIER VOLUNTEER LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Friday, September 23 at 9:30a-4:30p
The “who’s who” of family ministry experts in our country will be at Southeast for this one-day training event, called Orange Tour. We want you to be there! Will you put it on your calendar to attend with us? Cost is $79 which includes lunch and childcare if necessary. For all the info and to register, click right here

YOU ARE A BLESSING

We appreciate your partnership with Student Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben

Small Group Leader Update for Aug 31, 2016

SO WHAT IF I CAN'T SPELL ARMAGEDDON?

It's not the end of the world...

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

We wrap up a 3-week teaching series titled, "Me. My #Selfie. And I." This series addresses the question, "What on earth am I here for?"

We learned that we are  are on earth to belong in God's family and that we're on earth to serve as well. This week will will focus on how we are on earth to go tell others about Jesus.

We will help students understand that we are not to keep the Best News Ever to ourselves. Let's pray for the Holy Spirit to be at work in our hearts through this theme.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEKS SMALL GROUP SHEET

  • Page 1: Girls - Middle School
  • Page 3: Girls - High School
  • Page 5: Boys - Middle School
  • Page 7: Boys - High School

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

5:45 - Doors Open
When you arrive, head to the Yampa Room. Pizza will be waiting :)

5:55 - Small Group Leader Huddle begins in Yampa Room

6:15 - Small Group Time #1 [Belong]
Begin gathering your group around 6:13 and head to your meeting space

6:35 - Travel to Large Group in The Den
Large Group begins promptly at 6:40.

7:30 - Small Group Time #2 [Be Like Jesus]

8:00 - End of night

UPCOMING EVENTS

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOGO EVENTS
Friday, September 9 at 6p-8p
"BOGO" stands for "Boys Only Girls Only." We will have two separate events this night, one for boys and the other for girls:  

GIRLS - CANVAS AND CUPCAKES
6p-8p at The Den

Please email Johanna Spille (or reply to this) if you are interested in being a part of this Girls Ministry event.

GUYS - DART WARZ
6:30p-9p at Dart Warz, Centennial

Please email David Coutts (or reply to this) if you are interested in being a part of this Guys Ministry Event.

Students can register at the event website.

PREMIER VOLUNTEER LEARNING EXPERIENCE
Friday, September 23 at 9:30a-4:30p
The “who’s who” of family ministry experts in our country will be at Southeast for this one-day training event, called Orange Tour. We want you to be there! Will you put it on your calendar to attend with us? Cost is $79 which includes lunch and childcare if necessary. For all the info and to register, click right here

YOU ARE A BLESSING

We appreciate your partnership with Student Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben

Small Group Leader Update for Aug. 24, 2016

WHY DOES A CHICKEN COOP HAVE 2 DOORS?

If it had four doors, it would be a chicken sedan

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

We are in Week 2 of a 3-week teaching series titled, "Me. My #Selfie. And I." This series addresses the question, "What on earth am I here for?"

Fresh off of realizing that we are on earth to belong in God's family, this week we will discover that we're on earth to serve. Jesus came to earth to serve, not to be served, and his followers are to have this mark.

We will begin to cultivate a mindset that serving is an overflow of WHO we are in Christ, not just a thing to-do. Let's pray for the Holy Spirit to be at work in our hearts through this theme.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK'S SMALL GROUP SHEET

  • Page 1: Girls - Middle School
  • Page 3: Girls - High School
  • Page 5: Boys - Middle School
  • Page 7: Boys - High School

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

5:45 - Doors Open
When you arrive, head to the Yampa Room. Pizza will be waiting :)

5:55 - Small Group Leader Huddle in Yampa Room

6:15 - Small Group Time #1 [Belong]
Begin gathering your group around 6:13 and head to your meeting space

6:35 - Travel to Large Group in The Den

7:30 - Small Group Time #2 [Be Like Jesus]

8:00 - End of night

UPCOMING EVENTS

LOVE WHERE WE LIVE SERVICE PROJECTS
Saturday, August 27 at 8a
Love Where We Live is Southeast's all church service day. Don't miss out on this exciting day by forming a team of family, friends, neighbors, or your small group and signing up for one of 4 different project options.  Each project is tailored to a specific type of group and skill sets. Visit lovewherewelive.org to for more information and to register.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOGO EVENTS
Friday, September 9 at 6p-8p
"BOGO" stands for "Boys Only Girls Only." We will have two separate events this night, one for boys and the other for girls. More information will be posted soon on the event website.

YOU ARE A BLESSING

We appreciate your partnership with Student Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben

Small Group Leader Update for Aug 17, 2016

WHAT IS A BANANA'S FAVORITE GYMNASTICS MOVE?

The splits!

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

This week we kickoff a 3-week teaching series titled, "Me. My #Selfie. And I." We are going to address the question, "What on earth am I here for?"

The big idea this week as that God is not ashamed and not embarrassed that we are a part of his family. As you prepare for small group, reflect on a time you may have been embarrassed by a family member. Or, maybe there is a time when someone was embarrassed by you? Nah, probably not ;)

Anyway, God is not embarrassed that we are in his family. That's pretty sweet!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SMALL GROUP SHEETS FOR THIS WEEK.
This document includes:

- Page 1: Middle School Girls
- Page 3: Middle School Boys
- Page 5: High School Girls
- Page 7: High School Boys

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

5:45 - Doors Open

5:55 - Small Group Leader Huddle in Yampa Room

6:15 - Small Group Time #1 [Belong]

6:40 - Large Group in The Den

7:30 - Small Group Time #2 [Be Like Jesus]

8:00 - End of night

UPCOMING EVENTS

HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS DESERT DAY
Saturday, August 20 at 8a-1p
Free to attend. Please Register Online
Take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the day. High School girls will have a time to connect with God.

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOGO EVENTS
Friday, September 9 in the evening
"BOGO" stands for "Boys Only Girls Only." We will have two separate events this night, one for boys and the other for girls. More information will be posted soon on the event website.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!

We appreciate your partnership with Student Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support you.

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben

MS Ministry Partner Update for May 25, 2016

What is the diff between a cat & a frog?

A cat has nine lives. A frog croaks every day.

THIS WEEK IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

This is the final week in our teaching series The Power of a Summer Same. We'll have a brief teaching time and then open mic for the students to share what they learned this past year and what they plan to do to grow in their faith over the summer.

We're looking forward to another wonderful Wednesday night and it's a thrill to be a part of this together. THANK YOU for your support, as a small group leader this year. Really... I am grateful for every single one of you.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS WEEK'S SMALL GROUP CONTENT

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

6:00 - Snack Shack Opens

6:10 - Ministry Partner Huddle

6:15 - Begin Programming in The Den:

  • Welcome/Announcements
  • Teaching
  • Open Mic

 Dismiss to Small Groups sometime between 6:45-7:00.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR THESE UPCOMING EVENTS

  • NEXT WEDNESDAY - Begin Summer Programming
    We'll have hangouts every Wednesday night this Summer and you are welcome to attend anytime. Click here to view the schedule.
  • Wednesday, August 10 is the plan to KICKOFF A NEW SCHOOL YEAR
    August 10 is the date we've circled on the calendar to resume programming in The Den. Our goal is to launch into small groups right away! If you're planning to continue with Student Ministry, please do what ya gotta do to be in the Den on August 10.
  • Student Ministry Staffing Changes
    With the heart of over-communicating, this is the letter from Steve Garcia that was sent to parents of high school and middle school students last week. We now have a new Student Ministry Structure for High School and Middle School Ministry. We're excited for the upcoming changes! The letter details specifics. In short, we'll have a combined approach to MS and HS Ministry. Staff roles are:
    • Lead Student Pastor - Ben Patterson
    • Student Discipleship Pastor - Johanna Spille
    • Student Discipleship Pastor - David Coutts
    • Student Ministry Resident - Joshua McBride 

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!!

We appreciate your partnership with Middle School Ministry. We cannot do this without you.

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben