On Wednesday, September 23rd we will be hosting a family life event for all parents: It’s a Big Deal.
As a new youth pastor, I’m learning that everything we do as youth leaders for our students is only a fraction of the influence that their parents have in their lives. The relationships that we form and the sermons we preach are supplemental to the impact that parents have on their children. The best way to describe this relationship is that we are partners!
This is the way that God designed it. In Deuteronomy 6:7 God instructs parents:
“You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise” (ESV).
At the center of God’s plan for teaching His people His ways is parenting; clearly, it’s a big deal.
Just because God designed it this way doesn’t mean it’s easy. On the contrary, it can be the hardest thing in the world at times! That’s why the Family Life team at LifePoint is taking an entire night to celebrate, encourage, and equip the parents of our students.
We are going to serve a first-class dinner, hear from our lead Pastor Andrew Murch, and then provide a few workshops that you can choose from. We’ll also be providing some resources for parenting and hearing about exciting changes to the Family Life ministry at LPC.
There will be activities for children as well as normal programming for our Middle and High School students. No matter how old your children are, please come out and enjoy this party. After all, it’s for you!
Preview of Workshops:
1. Implementing Healthy Boundaries
When do I say “yes” and when do I say “no”? How can we train our children to become responsible adults? What if other parents don’t share my opinions?
2. Meaningful Family Devotions
With our crazy schedules can I really develop family habits? What does discipleship look like in the busyness of life as a family? How can I model a relationship with Jesus for my kids?
3. Sexual Purity & Technology
What are the challenges our children face with technology? How can I help them maintain their sexual purity in a sex-saturated culture?