Parenting is hard work. Late nights. Early mornings. Driving kids all over town…EVERY day! Not even mentioning the emotional struggles we, as parents, often have to deal with. Parenting is also one of the greatest adventures of our lives, creating memories that last a lifetime.
You’re not alone, both in your joy and in your struggle, as a parent. We encourage you to utilize these parent resources that go along with what your children are learning on weekends.
NextGen Jungle Preschool Resources
Each month we provide you with a Parent CUE. What’s a CUE? It’s a prompt. A nudge to talk about God, faith, life or to just have fun together. It’s a way to incorporate conversations about God and His big story into everyday moments—during mealtime, while playing a game outside, and in the car (based on Deuteronomy 6). These CUEs will help you do three things:
Connect to God’s story.
Uncover something about life.
Experience something together.
Note: You can also download the Parent CUE App on your smartphone, available for iOS and Android.
Parent Card for Preschoolers
At the beginning of each month, a new Parent Card is available for download; these cards highlight what we’re learning that month.
Suggestions for using these resources:
Help your children learn their memory verses every month.
Grab a preschool Bible and read the story we talked about on Sunday with your children.
Do one of the simple and fun hands-on activities we highlight each week.
Pray with your children every night as you tuck them in.
NextGen Kids Elementary Resources
Pick up a parent card each month or download it below. The front of the card has everything you need to know about what your child is learning -- monthly memory verse, Bible stories, and bottom lines to go along with those stories each week. On the back of the card, you'll find parent "cues" that help you make the most of everyday moments to instill faith and character in the hearts of your children. (Based on Deuteronomy 6:7)
For NextGen Kids
Help your child have some “God time” each week. There are four different devotions on each GodTime card. Each devotion is designed to be done on a different day.
For Kids: God Time Devotional
NextGen Middle & High School Resources
As your student transitions from adolescence into adulthood, we want to partner with you and equip you to lead at home. We do this through special events, home resources, social media, and weekly parent emails.
Note: You can also download the Parent CUE App on your smartphone, available for iOS and Android, to see what your students are learning in small groups on Wednesdays.
Wednesday Night NextGen Service for Middle School and High School Students
Wednesdays (September - May) from 7:00-8:30pm
Doors open at 6:00pm for pizza and games!
All Middle School and High School Students are invited to attend their Wednesday night service for great time of community, worship, teaching, and small groups. Check out what's coming up this month...
October 17 - Self-Harm: Guest Speaker, Christy Stone, LPC
Christy Stone is a professional therapist with more than 20 years of experience helping children, teens, and families find healing through life’s challenges. Christy believes in the infinite power of hope and one’s ability to better their lives. Christy is a Licensed Professional Counselor/Supervisor, Spiritual Director, and former youth pastor. She has extensive expertise in Crisis Intervention and Critical Incident Stress Management supporting groups process grief and loss.
Christy will be talking with our students about self-harm and helping them realize things they can do to overcome self-harm for themselves or their friends.
What is self-harm? People who cut are hurting so badly in their minds and emotions that they just want to stop feeling that kind of pain. So, they transfer the pain from their heart to their body. The physical pain is a means to take their mind off of their emotional pain.
October 24 - Identity: Guest Speaker, Associate Pastor Lee Jarrell
Pastor Lee will be teaching our students about their identity in Christ.
October 31 - Guest Speaker, Young Adults Pastor Patrick McLaughlin
More info coming soon...