October 13 - Leaders

Current Series – SHIFT

It’s Family Dinner this week! So instead of eating during Leader Meeting we’ll eat dinner with our students later in the evening.

Throughout his life, Jesus interacted with a bunch of different people. He interacted with insiders and outsiders, the rich and the poor, the lonely and the popular and everything in between; there is one thing that just about all of his interactions had in common: There was something so special and compelling and life-changing about Jesus that every interaction caused a shift..
A shift in what people believed about themselves.
A shift in what people focused on in life.
A shift in understanding of love and life and wholeness.
There is something special and compelling and life-changing about Jesus…
That every interaction with him causes us to shift.
Shift our focus.
Shift what we believe about ourselves.
Shift what we care about.

This week’s bottom line: Everything you need can only be found in Jesus.

Huddle time: Here’s some ideas to help generate conversations during that time:

  1. Ask a Ice-Breaker question that we used during leader meeting that night

  2. Ask each student to share a high and a low from their week.

Teaching Discussion: Here are some questions to help you create conversation around the night’s topic. Remember that you don’t have to make it through all of these questions! They are simply a tool to help you facilitate conversation.

  1. Did you make a decision to follow Jesus tonight? Why or why not?

  2. Who is Jesus to you? If you have a relationship with Jesus, why did you make that decision?

  3. Do you find yourself wishing Jesus showed up more in your life?

  4. In what ways have you seen Jesus working in your life?

  5. What’s the difference between someone who wants to get things from Jesus and someone who wants to follow him?

  6. What is the most compelling thing have you learned about Jesus tonight? Or in this series?


Announcements:

Leadership Focus

Our annual Leadership Focus is coming soon, which is an event for anyone who is a leader within our church family (pssst that’s you). Because your leadership role is vital to Ada Bible Church’s mission and the thousands of people it serves, we would love for you to join us Saturday, October 12th for Leadership Focus.

When: Saturday, October 12, 8:45am
Where: East Paris Campus - 1640 East Paris Ave Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Operation Christmas Child

We are excited to work with Operation Christmas Child again this year at Lifeline. Over the coming weeks we will be collecting gifts for OCC that we will then package into shoeboxes on October 27, which Samaritans Purse will then send all over the world to kids, and pair that with an amazing Jesus message. So we need your help! Each week, we’re collecting gifts for:

  • 2-4 year old kids

  • 5-9 year old kids

  • 10-14 year old kids

Please keep these categories in mind when shopping:

  • Wow items (like stuffed animals)

  • Personal Care items (body soap)

  • Clothing & Accessories

  • Crafts & Activities

  • Toys

What ideas for what to shop for or want to learn more about Operation Christmas Child? Head to: www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoebox-suggestions

Bring Your Bibles!

We would love for students to bring their Bibles to Lifeline this year! We are hoping this helps students become more familiar with the habit of opening up and reading from their Bible; it will also help them more easily follow along with the teaching at Lifeline!

High SchoolAl Shepard