January Youth Group Preview

6th & 7th Graders: Strength in Numbers
9th-11th Graders: Crew

Who are the people you enjoy hanging out with most? Your friends, right? They laugh at your jokes, reply to your Snapchats, invite you to the movies, and hang out with you, even when you smell bad or show off your terrible dance moves. And whether you have a huge group of friends or just one BFF, they can have a huge impact on who you are now and who you become later. Our group can sway us toward good decisions . . . or bad ones. There’s a lot of influence in who we hang out with, including our friends and people we look to for guidance. And there can be a lot of pain when a friendship ends. Perhaps that’s why the Bible has so much to say about these topics. As we look to the Bible for advice, we’ll discover how we should choose our friends and mentors, and how we should handle those friendships that fade over time.

  1. How do I choose good friends? (January 7)
  2. How do I find a good mentor? (January 14)
  3. How do I handle friendships that are fading? (January 28)

Parent Cue for Strength In Numbers

8th Graders: Confirmation

Confirmation will be tackling some big questions in January:

  1. If Jesus is Lord, does that mean I’m not in charge of my life? (January 7)
  2. What is Jesus saving us from? (January 14)
  3. What do I do with the Bible? (January 28)

12th Graders: Sticky Faith

Research has shown that almost half of high schoolers who were active in their churches and youth ministries end up walking away from their church after graduation. Sticky Faith aims to share with seniors a Gospel that is too powerful to walk away from by thinking through the situations and relationships they can expect after high school and exploring how their faith can help prepare them.

  1. What’s the real Gospel? (January 7)
  2. How do I see myself after graduation? (January 14)
  3. How can my faith shape my life and career? (January 28)