Helping your teens create and cultivate healthy friendships
May 24th, 2021
The conversation of our teen’s friendships is worrisome for us as parents and leaders because to degree it’s out of control how much time your teen spends throughout the day with a person or a group of people. The other ominous aspect of the teenage years is that studies show by 9th grade, a teen is more influenced by their friends than by their parents. That’s a big deal. Who your teen’s friends ...
Parent Conversation Guide (5.19.21)
May 19th, 2021
I WISH I HAD____________________, because if I did, live would be SOOOOO much easier. This phrase is one of Satan's biggest traps for us as followers of Jesus. Stress to get something done or achieve something often leads us to this belief....
I can do it!
May 5th, 2021
Okay, sure, that applies to some of the older, more spiritually mature believers right? No, God calls ministry leaders to "equip the saints...". There are no other qualifications given. So what in the world does this have to do with teens? ...
Parent Conversation Guide (4.22.21)
April 22nd, 2021
Every single one of us, whether we know it or not, has a “why.” It helps us make daily value choices whether to do this or not do that. As followers of Jesus, He has given us a “why.” ...
Parent Conversation Guide (3.31.21)
March 29th, 2021
Passage: John 19:1-3Overview:“He had Jesus flogged…They crucified Him…” These two phrases are phrases central to the suffering of Jesus on Good Friday. To the first century reader, these phrases were easily understood because it was commonplace in their culture. They would have seen it happen on a regular basis, but for us today we have no understanding of what is implied in these two phrases. We’...
Parent Conversation Guide (3.17.21)
March 15th, 2021
In our conversation in TYC this week, we are going to look at how Jesus exemplifies for us what it looks like to depend on our heavenly Father in prayer....
Parent Conversation Guide (3.9.21)
March 8th, 2021
Passage: John 13:21-30Overview:Jesus has spent a long week teaching and making the religious leaders even more frustrated with Him. It is now Thursday so Jesus had His disciples are making preparations for their Passover meal together. However, Jesus is aware that Judas is making plans to betray Jesus. What does Jesus do? How does He treat Judas? It would have been very easy for Jesus to expose Ju...
Parent Conversation Guide (3.3.21)
March 3rd, 2021
Passage: John 12:12-14Overview:Jesus arrives in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Thousands of people rush to meet Him waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna!” Both the palm branches and the cries of the people displayed their desire for Jesus, as their Messiah, to crush their Roman oppressors and sit on the throne in Jerusalem. However, Jesus was on a different road. Jesus arrives in Jerusalem on Lam...
Parent Conversation Guide (2.22.21)
February 23rd, 2021
Passage: Luke 15:11-32Overview:This familiar passage from Luke about the prodigal son is a wonderful picture of God's love for us despite our failings. Last week we talked about waiting on God, but from this parable Jesus lays how God feels while he is anxiously waiting for us to return to trusting His way and His love. The son was convinced he could never be a son to his father again, but he was ...
Parent Conversation Guide (2.15.21)
February 15th, 2021
Jesus didn't come to their rescue when they needed Him the most, but they didn't allow their disappointment to turn into doubt....