Parent Connection: Student Ministry


Series – Christmas In Chaos

Theme – Clarity in the Chaos

Discuss the following questions as a family, or with your student:

What is the meaning of Christmas?

Why are there presents?

Why do we celebrate Jesus’ birth with a large guy in a red suit?

In 2010, the season of Christmas has become more than a religious celebration, it is a cultural holiday. The danger that we find in that is that we can end up celebrating the wrong things.  Check out Luke 2:1-7.

To Mary, Christmas started out looking like a complete mess. She found herself pregnant, on the verge of a broken engagement and nearly kicked out of her family.  Not exactly winter wonderland, right? But what Mary experienced was the greatest miracle known to humanity: God came to earth as a man. Wow! That’s what we celebrate at Christmas.  God loves us and wants a relationship with us, so badly, that He sent Jesus to walk our streets and breathe our air…why?

You see, Christmas is a 2 part message. Because of Christmas, we can celebrate Easter. Jesus came to earth to make a way for us to be with God! And that way included His death and resurrection!  THAT is why we celebrate!

So, in the midst of this chaotic Christmas, do you have Christmas clarity? Is the hustle and bustle centered around getting the right present, or as a result of receiving THE present?

If you or your family would like more information on what Christmas is all about, please feel free to call our student office at 865-251-2590….we’d love to talk to you!!  Merry Christmas!!


Series – Christmas in Chaos

Theme – Doubt in the Chaos

Joseph’s role in the Christmas story is often looked over….we all kinda speed read past it to get to the manger, but he dealt with doubt in a huge way! Check it out in Matthew 1:18-25.

Joseph faces a naturally impossible situation with a pregnant fiancé. Doubt is all he can see! But he chose to put his faith in God instead if his doubts, and was there for the greatest miracle known to humanity!

What doubts are you facing that seem impossible to understand or get past?

When was the last time you chose to act on faith instead of doubt?

This Christmas, remember as a family the incredible faith it took for Joseph to act on what he was told. As you face the doubts that surround you, take them to God first, then simply obey. Merry Christmas!


No service tonight due to inclement weather. Be safe!