We want to provide as many resources as possible for parents. One of the monthly resources we send is a monthly newsletter that includes The ParentLink newsletter and the CPYU Parent Page. I want to encourage you to check them out. Click the link below to get this month’s issues!
UPDATE – We’ve raised almost $500 in the middle school ministry. Remember, our goal is $2000 by the end of the school year. If we reach this goal, many of us who are up front on Sunday mornings in middle school are going to shave our heads and/or eyebrows! Most importantly, a church gets planted in India and more people have the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Middle school students have a great opportunity! We are trying to raise $2000 by the end of the school year. Why $2000? It takes $2000 to plant a church in India. We want to have a global impact through supporting local churches in far off places.
If we reach our goal by May 12th, middle school students will have the opportunity to SHAVE Seth’s head at middle school worship on Sunday morning, May 19th. Just make sure your students bring in their offering money to middle school worship on Sunday mornings at 9:15 in room 106! The offering box is between the two sign-in computers. You can also put money in an envelope, label it “MSM,” and put it in the offering basket in the Worship Center.
Check out the video below…
If you have kids and you’re married, you know all too well that your kids are watching your every move. If you don’t know that, now you do! If you don’t trust me, well, you’ll discover that yourself someday!
One of the things that I’ve tried to do is make sure that my kids know when I’m sorry (without the “but” that I often use to justify my behavior). When I do something wrong (or don’t do something right) and hurt my wife in the process, I try to model repentance. I wish I could say that it is easy but I’d be lying.
When I need to ask my wife for forgiveness, I try to use that as a teaching moment with my kids. If they witnessed my poor behavior, I will ask them for their forgiveness too. I will also tell them that the way I behaved was wrong.
We all need help sometimes. The article below will give you some insight that your kids may be learning from your marriage!
Ten Things Kids Learn From Their Parents’ Marriage
I’ll bet the title of this post got your attention. Online pornography affects nearly every family…whether it be kids in your home, your spouse, or someone in your extended family. Regardless of who it may be, it’s a topic we can’t afford to ignore.
The Family Ministry at CFC wants to be here for you. Whether it’s sharing resources or meeting with you and/or your students, we want to come alongside you to face this difficult topic.
This week, I want to share a video resource. You can see this video by clicking below:
Did you know that the middle school ministry at CFC sponsors a child through Compassion International? We take an offering on Sunday mornings at the middle school worship service (at 9:15). That money goes directly to three different missions projects:
- Compassion International – Child Sponsorship (Bolivia)
- Food for the Hungry – Child Sponsorship (Dominican Republic)
- Central India Christian Mission – Church Planting
This week, we want to share the latest letter we received from Brian’s mom, Gaby. If your student would like to write a letter to Brian, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
If you’re an adult, you’ve been there. You understand that being a teenager is hard. There are so many choices that need to be made…some end up good, some bad. If you’re a parent of a teenager, you probably find yourself in situations like me. I look at my son and remember when I was his age. I remember the pressure and the poor choices I made. It’s hard for me to comprehend that my teenager is probably facing some of the same issues. After all, he’s my little boy!
Whether your kids are in middle school or high school, believe me, they are facing pressures that you probably know nothing about. I want to provide you with many resources that can help us be better parents and more informed parents. You may think, “my son/daughter would never [fill in the blank]” or “my kid is a Christian, they don’t do those things.” If those are your thoughts and you’re not having the tough conversations with your kids, I’m afraid that you may be setting your kids up to fail. Our kids need us…let’s get busy and get involved in the lives of our kids! Click the link below for a great resource!
6 Parenting Practices – Drugs & Alcohol
Students entering grades 6-9 in the fall of 2013 will be going to Lake Williamson Conference Center (Carlinville, IL) for Student Life Camp from Monday, July 29 to Friday, August 2. We will be leaving CFC at 7:00 am on Monday, July 29 and will be returning by 5:00 pm on Friday, August 2. Your registration will be complete when you register with a $60 deposit.
$299 (until June 1)
$349 (after June1)
By Seth Easterday
Have you ever noticed that the most dynamic relationships shown on television tend to be those outside of marriage? Married couples are usually characterized as old, out of touch, irrelevant, and just plain boring.
If you watch much television, or even just a little, it’s a wonder that anyone would want to aspire to marriage. If we are honest, however, many marriages in real life (maybe even yours) lack spiritual, emotional, and/or physical intimacy. It takes work and commitment to love our spouses well.
I (Seth) came across a great resource that I wanted to share with all of you who may be married. If you’re not married, pass this on to someone else who is or even save it…you may need it later!