Parents of TeensTWF Student Ministry
Our goal is to help our parents
Handle Difficult Conversations
Some conversations are harder to have… we’re here to ensure our parents are equipped to handle them when the time comes
Connect with our Teens
It can be a challenge to navigate your relationship. Unless we’re intentional about connecting with them, it can be easy to drift apart.
Understand Teens in Todays Age
We want you to have an insightful view into the world of today’s teenagers, so you can better understand how to reach them.
One of our primary goals in Student Ministry is to aid parents, as lead disciple maker of their students. The Student Ministry is designed to be an igniter tool for parents to develop their teens into strong adults and Christian leaders. We set out to equip parents to get in God’s word and tackle some of the tough issues facing teens today through our ministry programming, social media, suggested readings, Sunday morning groups for parents, and our weekly e-newsletter.
Here are some of our staff's favorite books on parenting their own teens
Hurt: Inside the World of Today's Teenagers
"What do teenagers really think about adults? If you think you know the answer, you may be in for a surprise. Based on six months of participant-observer research at a California public school, this book offers a somewhat troubling but insightful snapshot of adolescent life. Chap Clark's Hurt is sure to both surprise and enlighten parents "
Youth Culture 101
"Walt Mueller's critically acclaimed book is widely recognized as one of the most comprehensive overviews of youth culture today. The book approaches youth culture from a distinctively Christian perspective and contains chapters on a variety of topics including: music, media, sexuality, materialism, drugs & alcohol, and spirituality. "
Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture
"Before we can reach today's youth with the truth of the gospel, we need to see what they see and hear what they hear. Engaging the Soul of Youth Culture helps us to navigate the troubling and confusing terrain of teen worldviews so that we can effectively and compassionately pass along good news: our savior can be their savior."
Frequently Asked Questions
Do we have to be Christian to participate in the student ministry?
No, we are very open to students who are exploring the claims of Christ. We do not mind questions and in fact, encourage them. We are, however, unapologetically Christian and do teach from the Christian Bible.
I am interested in volunteering in JHM or HSM , what do I need to do?
We do have a process for volunteering based on the position and need. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org at our student ministry office to find out more details.
Are there any Small Groups for Parents?
We have Adult Bible Studies at 8:30AM, 9:30AM, and 10:50AM on Sundays where parents can connect and share each week. Ask one of our small group leaders or pastors about Sunday our morning bible studies.
How can I stay up to date on student ministry information?
Every Sunday at service we hand out a weekly bulletin with upcoming events and news.
If you would like to recive the most up to date information, we recommend subscribing to our student newsletter by filling out the form below.