So, you’re a parent of a teenager! Congratulations! While guiding a child through adolescence can be tough, it is of vital importance and can actually be very rewarding, both for the student and the parent.
Our youth ministry exists to come alongside parents and assist them in the responsibility of training up teenagers in the "discipline and instruction of the Lord" (Ephesians 6:4). We are here for you and we want to help you, the God-given authorities in each teen’s life, in any way that we can as you train up your child "in the way he should go" (Proverbs 22:6).
In addition, we need you! Without the parents of our students playing an active role in our youth ministry, we will never be all that God desires for us to be. Below, you will find four ways that you can be apart of what God is doing in our youth ministry and the life of your student.
SERVING AND CHAPERONING
From hanging out and loving on teens at The Pump, to teaching a weekly Bible study, to going with us on trips, adults are always needed for each of our ongoing ministries and special activities. As you serve, you'll share special, memory-making moments with your child, you'll know how to build upon what they're experiencing, and you'll have opportunities to invest in them and their friends. If you would like to serve in any way, please contact Pastor Tony so that we can determine how to best plug you in. You can stay up to date on the latest youth ministry happenings by checking out The Latest from The Station each week.
PARTICIPATING IN PARENTHESIS
We all know what the word parent means. But did you know that the word THESIS is Latin for "a sitting down"? Thus, our Parenthesis gatherings will be a time for parents of teens to come and sit down together. Each time we meet (hopefully 3-4 times a year), we'll share a meal, fellowship together, encourage each other, and equip each other through discussion of relevant parenting topics. These meetings will be held in The Station and childcare will be provided for your teens and younger children that you may have. We hope to start back Parenthesis in the Fall of 2022. Check back for a date and time towards the end of summer. We hope to see you there as we partner together to raise our teens in Christ.
VAULT DISCIPLESHIP MINISTRY
Believing that discipleship best takes place through relationships and that parents have the primary, God-given responsibility for making disciples of their children, the Vault Discipleship strategy was developed to both lock God’s Word into students’ lives and launch godly students into life. Each fall, students and parents have the opportunity to sign up for Vault. Then, teams are formed, consisting of 1-3 students and a parent or other adult leader. The teams meet throughout the school year, at a time and place of their choosing, to discuss the discipleship curriculum that they have been working through individually, encourage one another, and pray together. It's never too late to get involved in Vault, so even if you miss the official kick-off in September, contact Pastor Tony, to get involved at another time.