October 13 - Parents

Current Series – SHIFT

We’ll be feeding our students dinner this week! So if they skip dinner at home, don’t worry! We’ll make sure they get fed.

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.

Here are some questions you can ask your student about the night to hopefully fuel some cool conversations!

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

  2. What can we as a family do to help you follow Jesus?


Operation Christmas Child

We nearing the end of our time to bring in gifts for OCC but there is still time! Operation Christmas Child allows us to be generous and get a Christmas present for a child, many of whom have never received one. And through that, Samaritans Purse has a chance to share the story of Jesus with them. We’re looking to buy gifts for children in the age ranges of:

  • 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