The greatest influence in the life of a child is not the influence of a local church. The greatest influence in the life of a child is the influence of a parent.

For that reason, our Student Ministries wants to partner with you, the parent,  to see this generation of teenagers not just survive their middle school/high school experience, but be courageous and act out their faith during their years in school.

Below are just some of the ways that we want to partner with you to see this God-sized goal achieved.

PARENTING AND MINISTERING TO TEENS

  • Center For Parent/Youth Understanding – A non-profit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers
  • Family Matters – A non-profit ministry whose goal is to help build families that last
  • Focus on the Family – Attempts to “turn hearts toward home” by reasonable, Biblical and empirical insights so people will be able to discover the founder of homes and the creator of families, Jesus Christ
  • Search Institute – Translates research on children and youth into practical ideas, tools, services, and resources
  • Understanding Your Teenager – Seminars and resources for parents of teens and pre-teens, directed by Wayne Rice, Youth Specialties’ co-founder
  • Home Word – HomeWord seeks to advance the work of God in the world by educating, equipping, and encouraging parents and churches to build God-honoring families from generation to generation.

TOOLS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH

  • Barna Research Online – Current trends, research, archives, strategic info and stats
  • Plugged In Magazine – Reviews of the latest films, albums and TV shows
  • Probe Ministries – A body of Christian scholars that promotes a Christian worldview by analyzing and challenging contemporary culture and presenting balanced, reasoned, biblically-based information on hot topics
  • Relevant Magazine – Relevant Magazine organizes news stories that may have particular interest to Christians. Emphasis on media and culture

TOOLS FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH