Hi! I am praying for you right now! 

Daily Prayer Email: Please send ALL prayer requests for your class to: studentcbsprayer@gmail.com
Leadership is an activity, not a position. #Fritson.
You can’t say you’re not hearing from God if you don’t open your bible. #brown
Choose to follow Jesus today so you can follow him tomorrow. #denison
God never gives us discernment so that we may criticize, but that we may intercede. #chambers
1. Parent’s Guide to Teen Depression… https://www.helpguide.org/articles/depression/teen-depression-signs-help.htm?inf_contact_key=e6bddb2d2e5463a28d8f65896cb835368368eb98e90eff40f0288643365c9319
3. White millennials are the most apathetic about the American Dream… https://qz.com/937266/young-white-americans-are-the-most-apathetic-about-the-american-dream-a-new-study-of-millennials-shows/
4. Why Developing Your Team Matters (below)
Here is what I just posted on the blogwww.studentcbsblog.org 
Did You Know? Jesus Features in Most Religions by Greg West 
Teens Can’t Get Enough of Mobile Video: they watch a lot of Netflix and YouTube daily by Rimma Kats
How to get your students to stop doing the “Christian” life by Darren Sutton 
6 Ways to Craft an Ineffective Sermon by Tony Morgan (Just a few good reminders!)

Here are 2 video links I think you might like to see:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ffzB_HK9sNU That’s My KING!
Here are 2 just for you:
A Life of Priorities
“I have finished the work which You have given Me to do.” John 17:4

When Peter was a young fisherman in Galilee, no one would have thought he was destined to become the passionate leader of a world movement. After all, he had almost no education and probably would have been happy to live the remainder of his life in obscurity. But God had something else in mind, and when Peter met Jesus, his priorities began to change.

Like many leaders, Peter had to learn how to put first things first. In fact, Scripture reveals a lot about the inconsistencies of his behavior and his many irrational decisions. But the more time Peter spent with Jesus, the more he learned the difference between mere activity and accomplishment.

Like Peter, great leaders sift through the many things that demand their time, and they discern not only what needs to be done first, but also what doesn’t need to be done at all. That starts with a passion to excel. When you focus your passion on what’s most important, your leadership climbs to new heights.

Team Success Brings Individual Success
“But God composed the body, having given greater honor to that part which lacks it, that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care for one another.And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.” 1 Corinthians 12:24-26

If your team members believe in the goals of the team and begin to develop genuine trust in one another, they will be in a position to demonstrate true teamwork. Notice that I mention the team members will be in a position to demonstrate true teamwork. That does not necessarily mean that they will do it.

For there to be teamwork, several things must happen. First, team members must genuinely believe that the value of the team’s success is greater than the value of their own individual interests. Second, personal sacrifice must be encouraged and then rewarded-by the team leader and the other members of the team. As this happens, the people will identify themselves more and more with the team, and they will recognize that individualism wins trophies, but teamwork wins pennants.


Why Developing Your Team Matters by Jennifer Hooks


If you’ve ever thought about giving up on training and developing your team, don’t. Discover why developing your team matters to your ministry’s success.

Great teams translate into great experiences for families in your ministry. Sure, it may be easier to recruit, do background checks, and give volunteers their assignments, then step aside to focus on your next event or simply go in your office and close the door. But great teams aren’t built this way. You must keep work continually to develop and invest in your team. But don’t fret—it really is the small things that make the biggest difference.

  • Use strategic communication. Your volunteers have a lot of information coming at them. Communicate—but don’t overdo it. Too much communication dilutes the important things you need to share.
  • Thank each volunteer every week. Look people in the eye before they leave and personally thank them.
  • Use grace, not pressure. Your volunteers lead busy lives completely outside of ministry. Things will happen. When they can’t serve, be understanding.
  • Train in small bites. Rather than asking your team to show up for long, unnecessary meetings, find creative ways to convey the knowledge you need to so it isn’t a burden.
  • Make yourself accessible. Give volunteers your personal cell phone number. Answer questions on the spot or get back to volunteers within 24 hours.
  • Keep the culture enjoyable. Your attitude is contagious. Stay positive and upbeat.
  • Serve your volunteers when they serve. See yourself as a flight attendant. Spend your mornings moving from room to room to meet your team’s needs.
  • Get to know your volunteers. Know what’s going on in their lives. Call them just to see how they’re doing.
  • Show you care. Give back to your team. Bring cookies and treats for the team on weekends.
  • Listen a lot more than you talk. When people know you really listen, they’ll give you access to their heart.
  • Connect volunteers with each other. Help build relationships among the people volunteers serve alongside. When people develop a relationship with others they serve with, they’ll stay.
  • Keep love as a top priority. Ensure your team knows you love them just as they are. Above all else—love them!

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