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.

Additional Resources

 

NextGen Kids Elementary Resources


For Parents

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.


Current Sunday Series:
"HATERS"

This weekend we will be kicking off a three week series called “Haters”. This series is designed to help our students understand and appreciate one another and our differences instead of judging them in middle & high school. (You might need to reword this sentence).

We all have a tendency to judge and hate on others, but we often make those calls without all the facts. In other words, we can’t see the big picture. If we could, it’d probably be a lot easier to move from hating to understanding. Maybe that’s why the Bible makes it clear that when it comes to judgment, that call is God’s to make.

 

Here’s what the next 3 weeks will look like in the “Haters” series

 

Week 1:
Drop the rock.

This week, we’ll see that all of us have the chance to drop the judgment and replace it with grace.


Week 2:
Assume the best, and trust God with the rest.

This week, we’ll discover that our judgments and assumptions are nothing compared to God’s plan and power.

Week 3:
Even when you fail, He’s for you.

This week, we’ll realize we can put a stop to the hate.


Additional Parent Resources