Let's face it, parenting in today's culture is tough work. In Deuteronomy 4 and 6, God calls parents to teach the Word of God to their children. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old he will not depart from it." Teaching students the Word of God is a first priority for parents who want their children to follow after Jesus.
You are very busy, right? Good news, God provides great resources for His people. Dr. Richard Ross, Professor of Youth Ministry at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, writes devotions designed to get parents and teenagers together in God's Word. By clicking here you will get access to family devotionals free of charge!!! Please take advantage of this resource. The greatest gift or thing you can ever do for your children is to point them towards Jesus Christ.
MOVIE / MUSIC REVIEWS
One of the most difficult things for parents is controlling the things their students watch and listen to. As ordained by God, a parent has both the right and the responsibility to protect their teenagers from music and movies that will hurt them. As a parent, I suspect the busyness of your day leaves little time to research the content of music and movies on your own. Here is a resource that can help!
Click on the movies tab to read a Christian perspective on new movies. The music tab gives thoughts on music albums and tracks. We often fail to consider what enters our house through the TV. The TV link gives a Christian view of current popular shows.
YOUTH MINISTRY FORMS
The safety of your child is of the utmost importance to us. You can help us with this by supplying the necessary forms for youth trips. We require updated Medical Release forms for every student who travels to events with us. These forms allow us to get necessary medical treatment for your student in emergency situations. This form is updated once a year or when your medical insurance information has changed.
We also require a permission form. The permission form lets us know it is ok for your student to go. Permission forms are necessary for every out of town trip. All forms will be posted here!
Here is a website to help understand today's youth culture! Youth culture changes fast. This resource will help keep parents up to date on what is going on in the world of students. They provide a monthly newsletter for parents with the latest trends in the world of youth culture.