MS Ministry Partner Update for Dec. 16, 2015

"HOW Does a sheep say, "Merry Christmas?"

Fleece Navidad!

THIS WEEK IN MIDDLE SCHOOL

Fear attacks us right where our faith lives and keeps us from stepping into the plans God has for us. Our December Teaching Series, Fear Not, helps us overcome fear and transform it into faith and obedience. God will always give us the guidance we need to reject fear.

This week we will take a look at Joseph's story leading up to the birth of Jesus. Could you imagine? Everyone in the town must have thought Joseph should divorce Mary because she was pregnant out of wedlock!

Still, Joseph heard from God and chose to obey. He lived his life for an audience of One, not for the opinions of people.

This Week's Sermon in a Sentence
Extraordinary acts of God often start with ordinary acts of obedience.

This Week's Scripture:
Matthew 1:18-25 

Let's pray for the students and prepare our hearts and minds to encourage taking a next step in faith.

Click here to view this week's Small Group Sheet.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT RUNDOWN

6:00 - Snack Shack Opens

6:10 - Ministry Partner Huddle

6:15 - Begin Programming in The Den:

  • Welcome
  • Game
  • Band
  • Teaching

7:30 - End of Night

WINTER BLAST

The Winter Blast is January 22-24, 2016 at Ponderosa Conference Center in Larkspur, CO. We'll bus there on Friday evening and return on Sunday around noon.

It is FREE for Ministry Partners to attend, please email Ben to let him know.

Another bonus for being a Ministry Partner is cost for your middle school student to attend is $62.50 (50% off!). Student registration link is here.

SUMMER CAMP - SAVE THE DATE

Middle School Summer Camp will be July 10-16, 2016 at Glorieta Camp in Glorieta, New Mexico!

Current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are able to attend. The charter bus drive to Glorieta will be around five hours.

Please email Ben if you would like more information about being a Ministry Partner for the week at Summer Camp.

CHRISTMAS BREAK SCHEDULE

Middle School will not meet on December 23 and December 30.

Wednesday night programming will resume January 6, 2016.

THANK YOU

We appreciate your partnership with Middle School Ministry. We cannot do this without you. Make it a great day!

Blessings and fist-bumps,

Ben