Small Group Leader Update for Nov 30, 2016

WHAT DO YOU CALL AN ELF WHO SINGS?

A wrapper.

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

Now that Thanksgiving is under our belts (literally), we turn our focus to Christmas. Glorious Christmas!

I don't know about you, but I have this pressure to put out a front on social media that what I'm doing (whatever it is) is the best thing ever. Even if it's not. Even if it's manufactured. Or I'm with a group of people thinking, "How am I going to share this in a way that shows how much fun we're having?" Instead of just being fully present in the moment.

As we prepare for Christmas, we are going to intentionally remove the pressure to have it all together and put our focus on being present with family. We'll read the Christmas story and be reminded of the miracles God did to bring Jesus to earth and how God can still do miracles today.

SMALL GROUP CONTENT IS RIGHT HERE, ONE CLICK AWAY

  • 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

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN DECEMBER:

  • Wednesday, December 7 
    Yes, we have youth group
  • Wednesday, December 14
    Yes, we have youth group, Christmas party!
  • Wednesday, December 21
    No youth group
  • Wednesday, December 28
    No youth group

APPLICATION FOR RETREATS AND CAMPS
Would you like to be a volunteer for one of our trips like Winter Retreat or Summer Camp? Begin by completing this brief application.

  • Middle School Winter Retreat - January 27-29, 2017 in Buena Vista
  • High School Winter Retreat - February 17-19, 2017 in Winter Park
  • Middle School Summer Camp - June 26-30, 2017 in Estes Park
  • High School Summer Camp - July 9-16 in Los Angeles

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

Happy Thanksgiving!

WHAT IS THE MOST MUSICAL PART OF A TURKEY?

The drumstick.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

We have NO YOUTH GROUP this week, we hope you're able to spend quality time with family and friends.

My family is coming to town, that is, three siblings, two spouses, two nieces, and my parents. It's the second year we've been able to do Thanksgiving together in Colorado, which we are grateful for.

If you have any tips on how to prepare a delicious turkey, I'm all ears. Last year was my first swing at it and, although it went great, I don't want to have a sophomore slump. I am happy to receive any turkey tips and tricks you have.

We are THANKFUL for you and the investment you have with Student Ministry at Southeast. Thanks for the time you spend helping students work through real life issues. Thanks for your willingness to move toward the mess. Thanks for SHINING YOUR LIGHT for the Lord in a way that has the potential to change future generations.

What you do matters. We are thankful for you.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER

  • Wednesday, November 30: Back to "normal"
    We'll return to our "normal" schedule of everyone being in Large Group together.
  • Wednesday, December 7 
    Yes, we have youth group
  • Wednesday, December 14
    Yes, we have youth group, Christmas party!
  • Wednesday, December 21
    No youth group
  • Wednesday, December 28
    No youth group

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 Nov 16, 2016

WHY DO PILGRIMS' PANTS FALL DOWN?

Because they wear their belt buckle on their hat.

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

There's a lot of moving parts this week, so fix your eyes on the info below.

SMALL GROUP CONTENT IS RIGHT HERE, ONE CLICK AWAY

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

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

Everything is happening at the CHURCH BUILDING.
Ev-uh-reeeeee-thinguh. Here's a snapshot:

5:55 - Small Group Leader Huddle in ROOM 203

6:15 - Small Group Time
Your room assignments are listed on the small group sheets.

6:45 - Dismiss to Worship Center
Have students go to bathroom. We do not have reserved seats, please sit with your group.

7:00 - Service Begins
There will be glow sticks, experiential worship, and great music.

8:00ish - End of night

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER/DECEMBER
We will have a teaching series answering specific questions students are answering. Mix in a Night of Worship, Thanksgiving Break, and we have a busy month ahead. Here is the schedule for Wednesday nights in November:

  • Wednesday, November 23: No Youth Group
    Happy Thanksgiving! We will not have youth group on 11/23.
  • Wednesday, November 30: Back to "normal"
    We'll return to our "normal" schedule of everyone being in Large Group together.
  • Wednesday, December 7 
    Yes, we have youth group
  • Wednesday, December 14
    Yes, we have youth group
  • Wednesday, December 21
    No youth group
  • Wednesday, December 28
    No youth group

APPLICATION FOR RETREATS AND CAMPS
Would you like to be a volunteer for one of our trips like Winter Retreat or Summer Camp? Begin by completing this brief application.

  • Middle School Winter Retreat - January 27-29, 2017 in Buena Vista
  • High School Winter Retreat - February 17-19, 2017 in Winter Park
  • Middle School Summer Camp - June 26-30, 2017 in Estes Park
  • High School Summer Camp - July 9-16 in Los Angeles

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 Nov 9, 2016

A COMPUTER BEAT ME AT CHESS ONCE

but it was no match for me at kickboxing!!!

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

Fasten your seatbelt, we're mixing things up... again!

This is Week 2 of our teaching series, You Asked For It. We've compiled questions from students and are preparing to answer away. This week we will focus on family, friendship, and dating questions.

Because of this, we have a different arrangement for Large Group and Small Group. Checkout the schedule below.

SMALL GROUP CONTENT IS RIGHT HERE, ONE CLICK AWAY

  • 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 - Large Group

  • High School GIRLS - Platte Room
  • High School BOYS - Upstairs in Mt. Elbert Conference Rm
  • Middle School GIRLS - The Den
  • Middle School BOYS - Colorado Room

7:00ish - Dismiss to Small Group
The goal of small group remains the same: Belong and be like Jesus.

8:00 - End of night

  • Take your binder home with you :)
  • BUT! Be sure to return attendance sheets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER
We will have a teaching series answering specific questions students are answering. Mix in a Night of Worship, Thanksgiving Break, and we have a busy month ahead. Here is the schedule for Wednesday nights in November:

  • Wednesday, November 16: Southeast Night of Worship
    We'll be at the church building on this night. Small groups will meet from 6:15-7 and then go to the Worship Center for an experiential worship experience until 8:00.
  • Wednesday, November 23: No Youth Group
    Happy Thanksgiving! We will not have youth group on 11/23.
  • Wednesday, November 30: Back to "normal"
    We'll return to our "normal" schedule of everyone being in Large Group together.

APPLICATION FOR RETREATS AND CAMPS
Would you like to be a volunteer for one of our trips like Winter Retreat or Summer Camp? Begin by completing this brief application.

  • Middle School Winter Retreat - January 27-29, 2017 in Buena Vista
  • High School Winter Retreat - February 17-19, 2017 in Winter Park
  • Middle School Summer Camp - June 26-30, 2017 in Estes Park
  • High School Summer Camp - July 9-16 in Los Angeles

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 Nov 2, 2016

I WAS GOING TO JOKE ABOUT SODIUM

but Na...

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

Fasten your seatbelt, we're mixing things up.

We have a new teaching series titled, You Asked For It. We've compiled questions from students and are preparing to answer away. This week we will focus on faith related questions the students asked.

Because of this, we have a different arrangement for Large Group and Small Group. Checkout the schedule below.

SMALL GROUP CONTENT IS RIGHT HERE, ONE CLICK AWAY

  • 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 - Large Group

  • High School - In the Colorado Room
  • Middle School - In the Den

7:00ish - Dismiss to Small Group
The goal of small group remains the same: Belong and be like Jesus.

8:00 - End of night

  • Take your binder home with you :)
  • BUT! Be sure to return attendance sheets.

UPCOMING EVENTS

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER
We will have a teaching series answering specific questions students are answering. Mix in a Night of Worship, Thanksgiving Break, and we have a busy month ahead. Here is the schedule for Wednesday nights in November:

  • Wednesday, November 9: Split Large Group
    We'll split into four groups for teaching. High school girls, high school guys, middle school girls, middle school guys.
  • Wednesday, November 16: Southeast Night of Worship
    We'll be at the church building on this night. Small groups will meet from 6:15-7 and then go to the Worship Center for an experiential worship experience until 8:00.
  • Wednesday, November 23: No Youth Group
    Happy Thanksgiving! We will not have youth group on 11/23.
  • Wednesday, November 30: Back to "normal"
    We'll return to our "normal" schedule of everyone being in Large Group together.

APPLICATION FOR RETREATS AND CAMPS
Would you like to be a volunteer for one of our trips like Winter Retreat or Summer Camp? Begin by completing this brief application.

  • Middle School Winter Retreat - January 27-29, 2017 in Buena Vista
  • High School Winter Retreat - February 17-19, 2017 in Winter Park
  • Middle School Summer Camp - June 26-30, 2017 in Estes Park
  • High School Summer Camp - July 9-16 in Los Angeles

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 Oct 26, 2016

A BOOK JUST FELL ON MY HEAD

and I've only got myshelf to blame.

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

This is the final week in our teaching series through James. Our focus will be on prayer and spreading God's truth to people around. (James 5:13-20).

Are you suffering? Pray. Happy? Pray. Sick? Pray. Your first response should always be upward to God. But that’s not our first response. We look to other people. You know how there’s someone in your life who you can’t wait to share news with? That’s the idea James has here, that we should be excited to talk to God.

The book of James is about a living faith where you read it and go, “You know, Lord, I want you to do that through me.” Act upon this book. My prayer is that this definitely would not be the last time in God’s Word but that it would bring a response to go to God all the time, no matter what happens in life.

SMALL GROUP CONTENT IS RIGHT HERE, ONE CLICK AWAY

  • 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

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER
We will have a teaching series answering specific questions students are answering. Mix in a Night of Worship, Thanksgiving Break, and we have a busy month ahead. Here is the schedule for Wednesday nights in November:

  • Wednesday, November 2: Split Large Group
    We'll split into two groups for teaching. High school and middle school students will be split.
  • Wednesday, November 9: Split Large Group
    We'll split into four groups for teaching. High school girls, high school guys, middle school girls, middle school guys.
  • Wednesday, November 16: Southeast Night of Worship
    We'll be at the church building on this night. Small groups will meet from 6:15-7 and then go to the Worship Center for an experiential worship experience until 8:00.
  • Wednesday, November 23: No Youth Group
    Happy Thanksgiving! We will not have youth group on 11/23.
  • Wednesday, November 30: Back to "normal"
    We'll return to our "normal" schedule of everyone being in Large Group together.

APPLICATION FOR RETREATS AND CAMPS
Would you like to be a volunteer for one of our trips like Winter Retreat or Summer Camp? Begin by completing this brief application.

  • Middle School Winter Retreat - January 27-29, 2017 in Buena Vista
  • High School Winter Retreat - February 17-19, 2017 in Winter Park
  • Middle School Summer Camp - June 26-30, 2017 in Estes Park
  • High School Summer Camp - July 9-16 in Los Angeles

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 Oct 19, 2016

WHY DO HAMBURGERS FLY SOUTH FOR THE WINTER?

So they don't freeze their buns.

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

We'll continue to read through the book of James, and this week will talk about how God is jealous for us. (James 4:1-12).

James details the simplicity of living for the Lord: Submit to God, don’t boss him around with questions of, “Why didn’t you this, or that?” Submit. Resist the devil and he’ll flee. Draw near to God. Right now, draw near to God and he’ll draw near to you. No matter what you’ve been pursuing, God will give you grace if you turn to him.

Although we do not deserve God's favor, he reaches out to us in love and gives us worth and dignity, despite our shortcomings. Pray with us that the words we read from James lead us to take an next step in faith.

SMALL GROUP CONTENT IS RIGHT HERE, ONE CLICK AWAY

  • 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

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.

WEDNESDAY NIGHTS IN NOVEMBER
We will have a teaching series answering specific questions students are answering. Mix in a Night of Worship, Thanksgiving Break, and we have a busy month ahead. Here is the schedule for Wednesday nights in November:

  • Wednesday, November 2: Split Large Group
    We'll split into two groups for teaching. High school and middle school students will be split.
  • Wednesday, November 9: Split Large Group
    We'll split into four groups for teaching. High school girls, high school guys, middle school girls, middle school guys.
  • Wednesday, November 16: Southeast Night of Worship
    We'll be at the church building on this night. Small groups will meet from 6:15-7 and then go to the Worship Center for an experiential worship experience until 8:00.
  • Wednesday, November 23: No Youth Group
    Happy Thanksgiving! We will not have youth group on 11/23.
  • Wednesday, November 30: Back to "normal"
    We'll return to our "normal" schedule of everyone being in Large Group together.

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 Oct 12, 2016

WHY COULDN'T THE SHOES GO OUT TO PLAY?

They were tied up.

INFO FOR WEDNESDAY

We'll continue to read through the book of James, and this week will focus on seeking wisdom. (James 3:13-18).

Wisdom is about what you actually do and doing it in a meek/gentle way. It’s way more than education, it’s about your conduct and actions. If you think you’re wise, I should be able to see it by the things you do, your general behavior, and also you meekness. We live in a time where everyone wants to give advice and show off their wisdom. But the Bible says the person who truly shows wisdom is not arrogant, but meek and gentle.

We're going to talk about how we can seek wisdom. Pray with us that the words we read from James lead us to take an next step in faith.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW SMALL GROUP CONTENT 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

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