Should You Make Your Students Go to Church?
I often talk with parents who tell me that they are struggling to get their students to go to church. They will tell me that their student came once, but just didn't really feel like they got connected. While we strive to make this student ministry the most inviting place for any student on the planet, it is nearly impossible to develop meaningful relationships in one visit, especially if they are here against their will. So what do I think is the solution? Make them go anyway because you know it is good for them. Come serve in the student ministry so they have someone they know in the room that might bring some comfort. Here is an article, that I believe spells out what to do and why.
I Won’t Force My Kids To Go To ChurchPosted on January 25, 2016 by jamesuglum
“My parents forced me to eat three times a day growing up. No joke. Three times. Every. Single. Day. And it wasn’t always stuff I liked, either. Matter of fact, I complained a lot about what my mom made. ‘Ewww, gross! Meatloaf? Seriously? Mom you know we hate this stuff!’ So as I approached adulthood I made an important decision. Since my parents forced me to eat while I was growing up, I decided I was done with meals. Oh, here and there I’ll eat out of obligation. I mean, family traditions like Thanksgiving and Christmas, yeah, I’m there. But daily eating? No way. I’m done. Click here to continue.
Good Resources on Bullying
Many parents assume that a few scuffles with other kids are par for the course during childhood, and that dealing with a bully or two builds character, especially if a son or daughter learns to stand up to the offender (with or without a punch or two being thrown in the process). These themes have driven crowd-pleasing movies such as The Karate Kid and Back to the Future, but what happens off the silver screen is another story. Click here to continue.
CBN.com In the previous article entitled “A Faith-Based Response to Adolescent Bullying,” I ended by asking readers to email me their questions about bullying. Even I was surprised by the number of fathers, mothers, and grandparents who asked for help with bullying, which in some cases has lasted for years and without resolution.
One worried mother wrote:
This article came at the right time for me. When I picked up my 10-year-old son from school last night, he was crying. I asked him what happened. He said that he was teased because he is short. He said he went to the teacher but nothing was done. Click here to continue.
Why We Are Changing
Need for Change
Our Student Team just got back from a planning retreat where we were able to pray and think through how we can better connect students to Christ and help them become fully devoted followers of Him. As we evaluate our structure, we believe we can make small adjustments to truly maximize our impact in the student culture of CrossRoads and the community. Read More Here...