Being a teen these days, in our culture is one of the most difficult jobs there is. There are so many pressures coming from a multitude of voices at such a pivotal point in life that it can make the four years of High School difficult to navigate. The only job that may be more difficult than being a teenager is being the parent of a teenager. Youth ministry looks to partner with parents in helping their teen develop into well-rounded people with God at their center.

To participate in our activities, each student needs to have a youth registration form filled out.

Blog Posts & Articles

10/14/15      Parents, Rejoice! Teen Moodiness Fades with Age
10/09/15      Parental Emotions Influence the Play-Time of Violent Video Games
9/11/2015     Killing Us Softly 4 - Advertising's Image of Women with Jean Kilbourne
3/15/2015     How Good Parents Miss Child Sexual Abuse and 5 Questions to Change That by Tonya GJ Prince
11/17/2014   When Kids Are Depressed, Music Can Help by Ryan Wallace
11/17/2014   Why Teenagers Cut, and How to Help by Jessica Lahey
11/5/2014     Parents: let Harvard go by Rox
Teenagers who are physically fir do better in exams than... by Emma Innes
6/17/2014    Transgender Issues and Kids...The Whittington Family by Walt Mueller
3/16/2014     9 Things We Should Get Rid of to Help Our Kids by Kristen Welch
2/28/2014     Frequent Cell Phone Use by Kent State University
1/6/2014       Helping Kids Keep the Faith by Curtis Miller
10/18/2013   A Guide to Cyberbullying by CPYU
10/18/2013   Trend Alert: by CPYU
9/25/2013     Epidemic of Porn and Effects on Teens by Martin Daubney
9/15/2013     Trend Alert: Twerking by CPYU
8/23/2013     Experts: Mom has biggest impact on girls' body image by Dana Hunsinger Benbow
7/15/2013 Teens who friend their parents online feel closer to them in real life, study      says Elizabeth Armstrong Moore
7/12/2013 Five Trends Kids Aren't Blinking At...But Should by Walt Mueller
4/13/2013 Parents: A Word about Instagram by Team Brooks

(We found these blogs to be helpful resources, but we do not endorse everything that was said in them. As always, please be prayerful and use wisdom when thinking through the content.)

Organizations & Resources

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding

The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. They also have a great weekly email that keeps you up to date on youth today.

Fuller Youth Institute

Blogs, training, articles from a university that studies teens, church, and families.

My Digital Tat2

A local organization that trains youth how to use technology well, advocates for victims of cyber bullying, and does parent workshops as well.

Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara Powell

Parents would give anything for their kids to have a deep, dynamic faith that 'sticks' long term. Written from research and experience, Sticky Faith is geared to spark a movement that empowers adults to develop robust faith in kids of all ages.

Our counseling pastor is available if you would like to talk.