Share stories about your life. Not just good/positive ones... Crazy ones. Funny ones. Maybe even times you did something that got you into big trouble.
...Neither can your student. They need you.
In order to grow and thrive, your student needs your support, encouragement and involvement.
If you learn or find a life lesson or faith lesson in a
situation, share it! Be the source of stability and wisdom
that your child WANTS to learn from.
And the good news is we are hereto come alongside you and help you do that.
Who are your child's best friends (can you name them)?
Ask for your student's opinion about something in your life ("What would you do in this situation?").
The idea is pretty easy. Take two minutes and let him/her talk about his/her day. Then after two minutes, you switch. No interrupting/asking questions.
Whether they act like it or not,your student needs youto be engaged in his/her life and growing process.
Ask about Youth Group.
Ask him/her about why they enjoy going to youth. Try to ask specific questions about people, ideas, concepts, etc.
Check out our sermons page for specific topics/help.
Visit our Media/Sermons page for specific, sermon-related questions you can ask/talk about, and much more!
The truth is... plants can't grow independently.
They need things like water, air, sunlight and nutrients from the earth in order to grow and thrive...
Attend a church service with them.
Maybe you grew up hating church, or have never been. If they enjoy it, your attendance shows support. Join us on Sundays at 10:30 or for dinner on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
Eat meals together.
This may not be easy, but it's important.
at First Presbyterian Church
Time: Quantity vs. Quality
The quantity of time is just as (if not more) important than the quality of time spent together. God designed parents to be the #1 influence.
Memorize our theme verse with your student:
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. Behold, the new has come!" - 2 Corinthians 5:17