High School is a time like no other to grow in faith, and come to know the Lord on a more personal level. We want to help you be a part of this process for your student.
This Week | Sept 23
Join us Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:00pm meeting in person and in homes! We are so excited to continue to connect in person with students. During a season like this, we understand that it is essential for students to be gathered in person. Not just for the sake of their spiritual growth, but for their developmental and social growth as well.
Dinner will be provided for students on Wednesday Night.
This week, we will be concluding our 3-week series, Like Me, on comparison. Students often compare themselves to others. Whether they compare clothing, lifestyle, social media, or faith - it is easy for us to fall into comparison. This week, students will learn that comparison is the robber of all joy. Students shouldn't compare their worth to what others post, God calls us to a life of contentment.
Main Point - Don't compare your worth with their posts.
2 Corinthians 10:12
Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.
Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.
Romans 12:2 - "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect."
Before they head out the door to school this week, think of a characteristic of your teen’s that has been a cause of tension in your relationship and look for a way to see that characteristic as a positive in the right circumstances. Then share it with them.
The next time you see your teen scrolling through their feed, ask them about some of the celebrity accounts they follow. Ask if they think there are any they think you might like. Have them pull up a YouTube video or TikTok video that they find particularly funny and watch it together.
At a meal sometime this week, spend time as a family pointing out characteristics about each other that you admire/like/are thankful for. Use this time to connect in a meaningful way.
One night this week, stop by your teen’s room and ask if you could have a few minutes to talk. While there, say something like, “I know high school today is a lot different from when I was there, but I think you are handling it all really well. I want you to know, I’m on your team and for you. And if there is anything I can do to better understand the challenges you face, let me know.”
Small Group Host Families
Grant and Courtney Bucks will be opening up their home for our Junior Varsity students both Freshman and Sophomore guys and girls.
We moved to the Valley 2 1/2 years ago after Grant retired from the USAF. They have a freshman at the U of A, a sophomore at Pinnacle HS, and a 5th grader at Pinnacle Peak Preparatory. Grant flies for Southwest Airlines and Courtney has been an early childhood educator, but is currently teaching the Bible to women. We are thrilled to open their house to the freshman and sophomore students at Highlands Church.
Jason and Jesca Wales will be opening up their home for our Varsity students both Junior and Senior guys and girls.
We are the parents of 3 boys ages 20, 16, and 14. This is our third year serving in HSH. Our desire is to be a part of this ministry to impact the decisions in students' lives, and to be available for them to ask tough questions and grow in their faith in Christ.
Here are some safety measures we are taking while students are attending small group to ensure that everyone is safe and healthy:
- Temp checks upon arrival.
- Masks are encouraged but not required.
- Students will be asked to sanitize their hands upon entry, before and after they eat, and as they leave.
- Sanitization of frequently used/touched surfaces before students arrive & after they leave.
- One volunteer leader will serve food to kids while wearing a mask and gloves.
- Most importantly, if your student isn't feeling well, if someone in your household is sick, or if you have recently been in close contact with someone who has Covid-19, please stay at home and participate with our pre-recorded message and questions below. Anyone showing symptoms or testing positive for the coronavirus will be asked to follow the CDC guidelines before returning.
HsH At Home
We know that some of you are still not ready to return in person, and that is totally ok. Below is the HSH message and discussion questions from this week so you can still help your senior high student grow in faith.
small group times
Small groups for Senior High students will resume on Wednesday nights at 6:30-8:00pm. In an effort to keep groups less than 50 people, we will begin the semester with meeting in with our small groups in people's homes. Meet our host families on our HSH Volunteers page. Questions? Contact Jay at .
Parent Cue App
Download the Parent Cue app HERE! This app is a great way for you to stay up to date with the lessons that we are teaching your students, and to get daily advice on how to connect with your student regarding these lessons as well. It gives tips on what kinds of questions to ask in the car, or at the dinner table to prompt a deeper discussion on the lessons they are learning, or the questions they may have about God.
Meet your student's leader
CLICK HERE to view the list of wonderful HSH leaders!