Archives: Parent Life Posts

5 Reasons Why Every Student Should Serve on a Mission Trip

1. Mission Trips Bring People Together. If you’ve ever been on a retreat or a serving opportunity before, you know how that experience can build community. Teenagers ride together, play together, eat together, stay up late together, get up tired together… “Together” is a powerful word. Students feel a deep sense of belonging and purpose…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Jan 13-27

JK-SK Jan 13 – Faith Journey Event for parents to attend with their child in the gym. Focus: Growing Up with Jesus Memory Verse: “Jesus became wiser and stronger.” Luke 2:52 (NIRV) Jan 20 – Jesus’ family & friends go to a wedding. Focus: Jesus helped His family & friends, and we can too. Memory…

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Kids: Combating Shame, Part One

As Christian parents, I’m sure one of your goals is to raise children who can stand firm in a world that is surrounded by darkness. But it’s tough! Let’s face it. The world is, quite simply, not nice. People are lost, and lost people are raising kids. These kids are in your kids’ social circles….

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Preschool: Screen Time, Part One

This is the digital age and the age of rapid technological advancement. We can’t run from it, so we have to make sure we understand it, are in tune to it, and most importantly, in control of it—rather than letting it control us or our kids. This Online Parenting Class video helps you come to…

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babyZone: God Helps Me to Grow

“God made us.” (See Malachi 2:10) This month we will help your child: Associate new accomplishments with God and Jesus Enjoy the success of new accomplishments. Do these activities with your child to continue the learning your child has experienced at church. Sing It! I Am Growing (Tune: “Are you sleeping?”) I am growing. I…

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Preschool: Picky Eaters, Part Two

So how’s it going? Are you having any luck getting your preschooler to be less picky about his/her eating habits? Did you find the Online Parenting Class video helpful? Okay, enough questions. Let’s get to the meat of this issue (pun intended). Let’s give you some practical suggestions for getting your preschooler to eat better….

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Kids: Parenting Yourself, Part Two

We’ve been talking in this month’s Online Parenting Class about Parenting Yourself so you can be a better parent to your child. Bryant McGill wrote in his book Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life, “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” What a powerful…

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babyZone: Looking Back

For little children, the days following Christmas are usually as much a part of Christmas as were the days preceding this joyous Christian festival. As the year reaches its final days, take time to look back over these past months to sort out the special moments- those highlights of happy times and accomplishments for your…

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KidZone Scripture Verses: Dec 16-23

JK-SK Dec 16 – Jesus is the Promised Saviour Focus: God sent His Promise – Jesus for you and me. Memory Verse: “Today in the town of David a Saviour had been born to you. He is the Messiah, the Lord.” Matthew 1:20-21 Dec 23 – God Leads Focus: God sent His Promise – Jesus…

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Kids: Parenting Yourself, Part One

This month’s parenting video features a unique topic: Parenting Yourself so that you can be a better parent to your kids. Does it seem a little strange to receive information on how to parent yourself? The truth is, we never stop learning and growing, and sometimes parents need to be “parented” a little—especially because no…

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