Friendships are one of the most important relationships for youth. Despite its importance, it is also the most complex, most difficult relationship youth have to navigate in their current life stage. Youth are constantly trying to figure out how to be a good friend but in middle and high school is where youth also need someone to be there for them the most. Therefore, through this series on friendship, the youth will have a chance to learn how Jesus modeled friendship for us when He walked the earth back in the first century. No matter what century we live in, when friends let us down, we can look to Jesus for healthy ways to navigate these challenges. Through this series, youth will learn about:
- The diversity of God's Kingdom and how our friend groups should reflect the diversity
- How our love for our friends reflect God's love for them
- Handling drama the way Jesus modeled
Jesus knew we would all be learning to navigate friendships thousands of years later. So over the next three weeks we will see how the gospel lens helps us figure out who to be friends with, how to be a good friend, and how to deal with friend drama. If you are in Grades 6-9 and looking for a church, we invite you to join our Youth Online Worship every Saturday at 9:15am. You can register using this link.
P.S. Please see the attached file for the SEPTEMBER parents newsletter :)