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parenting teens

Looking for help trying to navigate through the teenage years? Need help communicating or with how to encourage and help your teen?

Here are some great resources for you and we'll be updating it with more regularly!



Parenting resources:

Here are 5 questions from Sunday's youth group lesson for following up with your teen... (7/9/17)

1) What's the most important thing you learned from Sunday's lesson at youth group?

2) The truth is God’s plan for your life starts with being in a relationship with Him. What’s each of our next steps in that process? (Do I need to believe in Him, be baptized into Him, start getting to know Him better through His Word, talking to Him, etc.)

3) Getting to know God’s plan for you includes getting to know how He made you. What are the things about you that make you uniquely you? What are your likes and dislikes? What are you passionate about? How could all of that be used together, for God?

4) Let’s make some suggestions to each other about what God might want to have be a part of His plan for each of us. (Go around the room and use the answers to question #3 to come up with suggestions for each person’s life and how they can use it for God).

5) What was your Next Step from Sunday's lesson at youth group? Do you want/need help with it? How can I pray for you as a result of Sunday's lesson?

  The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding (CPYU) is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers. All kinds of great resources for parents are available here.

A great way to understand teens today and what they're going through. We ask all of our leaders to read this book and think it will help you too to gain a greater understanding of youth and youth culture today! Purchase it here.

  Here's a snapshot on what we think about youth ministry around here.

It'll help you understand better why we do what we do and how we can work together.


As a youth ministry, we want to be a great partner to you and your family. Please feel free to contact us to talk about that process. We are honored to serve with you in helping your teens know God.


Be His,


Scott Velasquez

Youth Pastor,

Journey's Crossing





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