It’s no secret that parents and teenagers don’t always see eye to eye. Yet, as ministry leaders, we know just how important it is for parents and teenagers to connect throughout the middle school and high school years. This week, join the Orange Students team for a conversation with Dr. Kara Powell on what youth leaders can do to help parents and teens connect about life and faith at home, and how your church can be a place that helps families grow WITH one other—instead of growing apart.
- Parents matter so much in a student’s faith journey. (3:00)
- We want the Church to be the safe place for parents to go to. (8:30)
- We want the Church to be a place that grows with families. (10:00)
- Faith isn’t static, it’s a process. (21:00)
- Ask your teenagers: “What is something you believe about life or God that you think I don’t? And what is something you no longer believe about life or God that you think I still do?” (22:30)
- Communicate to the parents of your ministry that their kid’s faith is evolving and will continue to change. (23:30)
- According to statistics, a parent’s relationship tends to improve after they turn 18. (35:00)
- The best gift we can give a kid is to help their parent be a better parent. (38:00)
QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE
“The best gift we can give a kid is to help their parent be the best they can be.” - @KPowellFYI Click To Tweet “Communicate to the parents of your ministry that their kid’s faith is evolving, and will continue to change.” - @KPowellFYI Click To Tweet “Faith isn’t static, it’s a process.” - @KPowellFYI Click To Tweet “We want the Church to be a place that grows with families.” - @KPowellFYI Click To Tweet
VOICES IN THIS EPISODE
Brett is an XP3 Orange Specialist with Orange after spending 11 years in full time ministry. He’s been married to his amazing wife since 2004. They have three amazing and hilarious kids who constantly keep them busy and laughing. He loves baseball, golf and makes amazing turkey melt sandwiches (if he has the time and ingredients, otherwise they’re just average).
Charlie is an XP3 Orange Specialist at Orange after spending the past 20 years working with students in educational and ministry settings. Most recently, Charlie spent 12 years as the middle school youth pastor in a thriving Methodist church in the Metro Atlanta area. Charlie grew up in rural Illinois but has been living in metro Atlanta, GA for the past 14 years. She lives with her husband Eric, her sometimes snarky but lovable daughter, and their three pups.
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