Calvary Students – Parent Resource – October 4
This week, we started a new 4-Week Series that we are calling “Hot Topics”. Each week, we will address areas in our culture and current issues students are facing to share what the Bible has to say about these “hot topics”. The basic idea of the series is that we want to teach students that the Bible is the ultimate source of Truth and that the Bible speaks to all areas of our lives. Culture and media are powerful voices in our lives, so we need to learn to filter what we see and hear through the Word of God. We are excited for the conversations that will come out of this series.
We looked at the following Scripture passages:
Joshua 24 (Clearwater – Character – What You Do Now Affects You Late)
Galatians 3 (Seminole – Racism – How To View People The Way God Does)
Titus 2:12 (East Lake – Choices – How To Know What Is Too Far)
Depending on the campus you attend, you heard a powerful message from God’s Word and how it applies in our lives. We hope that through this series, we will be able to address some of the “hot topics” that are in your face on a daily basis. This past week, we were able to look at how what we do in our lives right now can greatly affect our future, how to see people as God sees them and loves them, and how to know what is too far.
Next Steps . . .
During the next week as you have time to talk with your student, consider asking the following questions:
- What was the main topic that you guys addressed in youth group?
- How do you see that topic within your culture (school, social media, news, etc)?
- What did you learn about how to live out God’s Truth in regard to that situation? What can we do as a family to address this issue? How will this change what you choose to do?
Parent Resource of the Week:
How did you learn to tie your shoes? Did your parents sit with you and help you – perhaps through a rhyme about some bunny going around a tree and in a hole? How did you learn to ride a bike? I am sure you had help from a mom/dad or family member that walked you through the journey. How did you learn to drive a car or fill out a job application? Most likely that was mom and dad too. The only thing we don’t get hands on with seems to be worship at church. As I think back over my days growing up in church, we have always had a “Children’s Church” to send our kids off to, or “Youth Group” to send the teenagers to. Some of this was probably the case in order to give parents a break (trust me, I get it…I enjoy getting a break myself), or give an environment where kids and teenagers can learn better. But is that always the best answer? Trust me, I am not encouraging you to abandon involving your children and teenagers in our church programming for kids and students, but perhaps you may find some more ways to engage them in the “Big Church” worship service.
Here is an article that really gave me a renewed excitement about having my kids worship alongside of me. What better way for them to learn how to worship, give, fellowship and listen and learn than to watch me do it and do it with a passion? Read the article HERE.