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Hello from the FGS Middle School Team!

Parents, we believe the middle school years are crucial in the life of every child, and we want to do our best to partner with you through this season. One way we do that is by keeping you in the loop about all that is happening in our middle school ministry. In this newsletter, you will find a look at recent events, an update on what is currently happening on Sunday mornings, and some things to know in the coming weeks.


February brought some cold weather and short days but also plenty of things to celebrate in our middle school ministry. 2 boys small groups made the trip to Dallas' house for dinner, an attempt at playing an organized game, and plenty of rowdiness to keep the neighbors alert. With 30 8th grade boys in one house, you never know what will happen. These dinners continue to be a great way to connect outside of Sunday mornings. If you ever want to host your student's small group at your home, feel free to reach out to their small group with an invitation. 

Middle and high schoolers gathered for our February United Night. These nights are always powerful with 6-12th graders in the same room lifting up the name of Jesus. A retro-themed night brought plenty of awesome hairdos, neon clothes, and even a YMCA parody song written by our own Matt Rexford.


After You is the name of our current series in middle school. The book of Philippians tells us that Christ came to serve others, not to be served. He proved this to be true over and over in his life and we are able to see that in the four gospels. As followers of Jesus, we are now called to live in a similar way, laying down our lives in service to others instead of always looking for how we can best be served. Imagine if middle school students were able to grasp this servant mindset now. We believe God wants them to see themselves as servants to him and others right now and we are praying for minds and hearts to be opened to this truth during this series. 


Believe Conference - We are heading down towards Atlanta March 15-16 for a middle school only event. Middle schoolers from around the Southeast will gather together to worship Jesus, hear messages specifically targeted to the issues and life changes they are facing, and have a whole lot of fun. Please join us in praying that God would move in the hearts of students and leaders who will be on this trip.

More details on major events can always be found on the student page of our website. You can also follow us on Instagram at FGSMiddle or on our Facebook page.


The Culture Translator
This is a weekly email from a group who focuses on helping parents navigate the changing culture and news that keeps coming at us at a rapid pace. Each Friday they send an email that takes 5 minutes to read but keys you in on three major culture/news happenings. A lot of us on staff have subscribed and have found it very insightful.

We hope this helps you stay in the cultural loop and gives you strategic ways to keep speaking into the life of your children! Thanks for being the awesome parents that you are!

If you ever have any questions about our ministry or about navigating life with a middle schooler, feel free to reach out to Dallas at

The FGS Middle School Team