On December 7 (this past Saturday) a bunch of teens, parents, and teen leaders met together to discuss some of the things we’d like to change about our ministry in 2014. While there are always lots of things that could stand to be a little different, we decided that if we change one thing really well, we could see some great progress.
The one thing that we’re changing in 2014 is something that I have received much advice about from folks all over the country. What we’re going to be doing in 2014 is having a ministry-wide family devotional once a month, called a “Youth and Family Devotional”. This is where our teens and our teen parents will be meeting together to learn, discuss, and grow spiritually. We are very excited about the impact this could have on our families in growing closer to God!
Here is the schedule for our devotionals, along with some topics. We hope to see you there!
|January 25||Connecting the Generations||Mentoring|
|February 8||Same Sex Attraction: Understanding the Basics||Homosexuality (with Guy Hammond)|
|April 12||The Most Awkward Conversation Ever||Dating|
|May 17||Reasonable Boundaries for the 21st Century||Setting Family Boundaries|
|June 21||How To: Having Inspiring Family Bible Study||Family Bible Study|
|July 26||How To: Setting Family Goals||Family Goals|
|August 23||School’s Not Out For the Summer||Back to School Expectations|
|September 20||How To: Talking About God With Family||Deep Conversations with Family|
|October 11||My Family Is Crazy||Conflict Resolution|
|December 13||The Christmas Presence||Having Great Family Times|