Junior High News

Serve Day 2021

Our partners are eagerly awaiting your family to serve and make a difference in the local community.

7 Ways to Get Your Teen to Actually Talk to You

It’s hard to know how to talk to teenagers when they won’t talk to you. If you want your guarded teen to open up, here are 7 things to try.

The Junior High Survival Guide

You thought the “terrible twos” phase was the most challenging time of your parenting journey. . .that is, until your kid became a Junior High schooler.

ANTHEM Parent Cue – What I Really Want

This series is designed to help junior highers recognize, understand, resist + deal with the temptation that is in their lives.

ANTHEM Parent Cue – Real Friends

Over the next three weeks in ANTHEM, we will be focusing that in this phase, having good friends is incredibly important to teenagers.

4 Mistakes Parents Make With Technology

How do we find the right balance for our kids between benefiting from technology while avoiding the danger of it?

ANTHEM Parent Cue – Trending (Coping)

In this week’s message, we’re talking about the difference between helpful and unhelpful coping skills that JH’ers may be using to deal with what they’re feeling.

ANTHEM Parent Cue – Awkward

In JH, one of the most potentially awkward and uncomfortable conversations to have is about sex, dating and relationships.

ANTHEM Parent Cue – Moods

One of the biggest challenges that a junior higher faces on a daily basis is managing their emotions or moods.

ANTHEM Update – Christmas Time

The purpose of this post is to update you on all things ANTHEM-related throughout the rest of this year + the beginning of 2021.

ANTHEM Parent Cue – Trending (Words)

This past Sunday, we concluded our five-week series: It’s Personal. Before we jump into our annual Christmas conversation at the end of November, we will be having a standalone conversation this Sunday that centers itself around this question: Do our words really matter? In this week’s message, we’re covering the importance of seeing the impact… View Article

NextGen Safety Updates

Thank you for your continued cooperation during this unique season. Here is a quick update on our NextGen safety precautions.

ANTHEM Parent Cue – It’s Personal

Over the next five weeks in ANTHEM, we will be focusing on the ways in which Jesus made it personal by pursuing us, knowing us, valuing us and loving us just as we are.

ANTHEM Regathering Plan: Service Updates

We are excited to announce the next phase of our regathering plan for ANTHEM as we shift JH back to Sunday mornings and extend the time for HS on Sunday evenings.

ANTHEM Parent Cue – Political Climate

Our Elephant in the Room series continues with a conversation about political climate, an important topic for teenagers and parents/guardians of teenagers.

ANTHEM Parent Cue – Racism

Our Elephant in the Room series continues with a conversation about racism + reconciliation, an important topic for teenagers and parents/guardians of teenagers.

Regathering Plan for Junior High

Since MISSION will resume in person services on September 13th, here is everything you need to know about on campus Junior High plans.

Elephant in the Room – Mental Health Resources

Our Elephant in the Room series begins with a talk about mental health, an important topic for teens and parents of teens.

ANTHEM Movie Night

Crew! We are going to the movies…sort of. This Sunday (September 6) from 630-830p, ANTHEM is taking over the Worship Center to watch a Disney Animation classic.

Regathering Plan for NextGen (For Real This Time)

We are very excited to announce that all of NextGen will regather on Sunday, September 13th!

ANTHEM Regathering Details for Sunday, July 26

Earlier this week, we announced details about ANTHEM’s re-gathering. As promised, here are all the details. We’re excited to have a fun, exciting, and safe time together!

ANTHEM Regathering Plan: Tribes

Just last week, the decision was made to begin some smaller, in person gatherings at MISSION. One of the first to happen is ANTHEM and we are very excited about the opportunity.

Regathering Plan: DELAYED

We recently announced that our Regathering Plan has once again been delayed. This was not an easy decision and you can learn more about the decision HERE.

Baptism Class

At MISSION, we say that baptism is an outward expression of an inward decision – specifically a decision to follow Jesus. But for many families, especially those with different religious backgrounds or traditions, this topic can

For Every Family

Coming to a new church can be an overwhelming process. There are so many things happening and there are so many things to learn. Because you’re a parent/guardian, we want to personally share with you our strategy

ANTHEM Parent Cue for June 7, 2020

Sometimes knowing what to do is easy. When your car is running out of gas you, get gas. When you see something funny, you post it on Snapchat. But other times, knowing what to do isn’t as simple. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we just don’t know what to do.

REGATHERING Plan for Junior High

ATTENTION PARENTS! MISSION is preparing to Regather! Exciting, right? If you watched the service on Sunday, May 31, you heard Joel talk about our regathering plan. All of our Regathering plans are online at missionaz.org/plan.

ANTHEM Parent Cue for May 31, 2020

Sometimes knowing what to do is easy. When your car is running out of gas you, get gas. When you see something funny, you post it on Snapchat. But other times, knowing what to do isn’t as simple. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we just don’t know what to do.

ANTHEM Parent Cue for May 24, 2020

Here is the ANTHEM Youth Parent Cue for the week of May 24, 2020. See what your teenagers are learning about this week and access resources to continue the conversation at home!

Mission Parents is a resource provided by Mission Community Church