Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Parenting Matters!

Parenting is the most important job we will ever have, yet, we go into it with little or no training! This parenting class will show you God’s plan for helping you to raise loving, smart, capable, and resilient children. We will discuss many parenting topics, and the class will be open to topics parents raise. This class will work for parents of children of any age. Come to learn how faith helps with parenting and come to connect with other parents who feel the same. Faith Lutheran Church and School, Sunday mornings at 9:30 in the Music room, starting October 4, 2015.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Youth: Church and Resilience

Building resilience in children and youth is a hot parenting topic. Research and experience are showing us that children are best served when they develop the ability to come back from failure or hardship - not when their lives are made easy for them.

Another thing that research shows is that young people with a strong alignment to church show more resilience. 

Strong alignment includes these factors:

1. Church attendance for more than worship. (Amen for youth group, confirmation class, and Bible class!)

2. A mentor in the church (Amen for youth workers, teachers, elders, and pastors!)

3. The experience of the church helping solve a personal dilemma. (Amen for fellowship, prayer and scripture reading!)

4. Other family members attending regularly. (Amen for parents!)