Bring Your Own Parent (BYOP)
Tonight is BYOP, which is kind of like parent orientation for NYM, but way more fun!
Our goal for the night is for you to be more familiar with us:
- To get to know our ministry
- To hear what we have planned for this year
- To get to know your students' small group leaders!
So here's the plan for the night:
6:30 - 7:00 pm
We use this time for students to hang out and connect relationally and we want you to be a part of that as much as you feel comfortable! Feel free to jump in with students and grab some pizza, or head to the gym to play some games or shoot hoops. If you'd rather connect with other parents, we'll have a Parent Lounge set up in the Starting Point room!
7:00 - 7:30 pm
Next, we'll head to the SMC for worship! We'll sing some songs and go over some announcements. It's awesome so be sure to sing loud and be ready to jump!
7:30 - 8:00 pm
After worship, our students will head to the gym for their teaching session, and parents will stay in the SMC for a session lead by Graham, Joe, and Justin. Here, we'll talk through what NYM is all about and what our plan is for this year.
8:00 - 8:30 pm
Here is your time to connect with small group leaders! During this time, our small group leaders will be stationed throughout the church ready to connect with you. You can use this time to get to know them and help them get to know your family! Since small group leaders spend the most intentional time directly with your students, you don't want to miss out on getting to partner with them!
This night is all about parents so we don't want you to miss it! Thanks for partnering with us!
We are continuing our series called We Are NYM with Matt Snyder teaching about serving!
We're Teaching This:
1 Corinthians 12 teaches that the Body of Christ has been given different gifts and abilities. We're asking students to consider how God has gifted them with their talents and abilities so they can serve others. We'll be challenging students to get involved with different areas serving at NYM, at Northridge, or in their community with Northridge Serves!
Bottom Line: We see needs & meet needs
- What do you think are some of your strengths and weaknesses? What things come naturally to you? (And share some of your strengths/weaknesses)
- Why do you think God gave you those abilities?
- Read Mark 10:45 together. What does Christ's example of serving others mean for us?
- What are some ways we as a family can be involved in serving others?
Think through how these questions and this content relates to what we heard on Sunday for Beyond. Drew challenged us as a church to love our city and we want our students to do the same!