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
|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: Ask.fm by CPYU|
|9/25/2013||Epidemic of Porn and Effects on Teens by Martin Daubney|
|9/5/2013||"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 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.
Blogs, training, articles from a university that studies teens, church, and families.
A local organization that trains youth how to use technology well, advocates for victims of cyber bullying, and does parent workshops as well.
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.