Ministries

Parenting Teens Online Class: Teens in Crisis

Dear Parents,

One of the hardest things for a parent is to watch your child hurt. Whether it’s the pain of a bumped knee at 2 years old, the pains of a first broken heart in second grade, or the pain of disappointment because they didn’t make the high school basketball team, it all hurts to watch.
Do you know why? It’s because we can’t fix it. We can’t make the world right for our teens and that is a really hard truth to swallow!

What is sometimes even harder is when that pain is caused by the teenager themselves. The decisions and choices they make can often introduce heartache into your family.

I want to encourage you! I want to tell you that you have done a good job raising that teenager. I want you to know that your teenager’s choices do not reflect whether or not you are a good parent! It is so easy to own our kids choices, good or bad. But they are our teenagers’ choices. Not yours and not mine.

And when they make the wrong ones, and they will, show them grace. That’s what our Heavenly Father does for us. Show them mercy and forgiveness. Allow them to bear the consequences for their choices without rescuing them. Basically, show them unconditional love no matter what!

It sure was easier when they were two with a hurt knee.

Here’s a quick video to encourage those of you who are struggling with this: https://goo.gl/XwH4Ni

 

“The sun’ll come out…tomorrow…bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow there’ll be sun!” That song from the Broadway show “Annie” never ceases to put a smile on my face. Now sometimes it looks more like a grimace, but that depends on how bad the day actually is! And as the parent of a teenager sometimes this is all you have to hold on to. The sun does come up the next day no matter what you are dealing with today. And in that there is hope!

And that hope is the gift that God gives us each day as we walk with our teens. No matter what you are going through right now, no matter how grim or hopeless it may seem, God gives us unquenchable hope in Him. Not in each other or in our ability to control circumstances but hope in Him.

If you are in crisis with your teenager right now, hope can seem pretty far away. You are probably weary and discouraged. Isaiah 40:31 says, “Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint!” Oh how we, as parents, need that! Renewed strength, refreshed spirits, determined hope!
When we hurt for or because of our teens, know there is hope. When our teens hurt, show them that hope!

Tweetable Thoughts

  • “Christ in you, the hope of glory!” Colossians 1:27
  • When your #teen hurts, listen, listen, listen! #goodidea
  • Crisis doesn’t last forever, it just feels like it. Hang on!
  • Close your eyes, click your heels three times and say, “there’s no place like hope!”
  • When it gets to be too much, hide…in Him! #Psalms32:7
  • Write your #teen a note today telling them you love them!
  • Look in the mirror and see a really great parent!
  • Encourage another parent today with some of the encouragement God has given you!
  • “The sun’ll come out tomorrow!” Don’t forget there can be a purpose in the clouds!
  • Let God encourage you today so that you can encourage your teen!

Feel free to forward this email to other parents of teenagers and have them email me if they would like to join our online parenting class.

 If you want to see previous issues you can view them here:  http://blog.churchoftherock.ca/tag/parenting-teens-online-class

Tim Hamm – Threshold Jr (Grade 6-8) – tim@churchoftherock.ca
Mathew Povey – High School Ministry (Grade 9-12) – mathew@churchoftherock.ca

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Worship at WOW

Just a typical Wednesday morning…

Worship at Women of Worth

“Hello Ladies!  Every morning we start our session with a time of praise and worship where we can express the wonder and truth about God to God!

For those that come early on a Wednesday morning, or stay later once small groups are finished, you get to enjoy what I would call the “chaos of the rehearsal time”.  With many of our worship team ladies having young children, it’s nothing but amusing watching the team rehearse.  With up to 9 young kids on the stage during practice, pulling on their mother’s legs, wanting to grab a mic and sing along, or just plain being young energetic children, it’s amazing how even one song gets rehearsed.  And the ladies without young kids, well they often need to grab a couple in their arms to help out; and do so with the biggest smile on their face.

Why does our incredible worship team do this?  Because they love serving our Lord and using their gifts to glorify Him.  And that’s what it’s all about!  And come Wednesday morning at 9:30am, when the kids are now in childcare; the scene is set for a much calmer stage presence engaging the rest of us into a time of worship.

Each week as I sit at the back by the sound booth and watch these rehearsals (rather happy that I’m no longer in that stage:) I am so inspired by our worship team ladies who serve faithfully every week and do it with such a willing heart.

So today is a special shout out to those involved with worship.  Thank you for everything you do for WOW.

-Lisa

Enjoy this powerful song shared by one of our wow leaders! We are more than conquerors!
https://youtu.be/dMdEoDAHp0s


See you on Wednesday! Thank you once again to all those ladies that are blessing us with snacks every week.

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High School Ministry Weekly February 17th


This week…
horseshoe
Human Horseshoe!
February 17th @ 7:11pm-10:00pm
Created by our own students, we’ll be be horsing around with a new game called Human Horseshoe!  We’ll be also continuing with our Dateable series!  Come check it out with friends or maybe someone you wanna date 😉 .

Next week…

Ask Anything!
February 24th @ 7:11pm—10:00pm
You probably have some questions by now!  Let us have them!  We are answering questions about the series OR anything!  Think about them and text them in anonymously if you want!  We are also in Part 3 of Dateable.

The week after that…

Small Groups
March 3rd @ 7:11pm—10:00pm
Yup, we get to relax with our small groups and have snacks to talk about Jesus!  We finish off our Dateable series!

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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Threshold Jr: Feb. 15 – Game Show Wednesday

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THIS WEEK
(Grade 6-8)

Game Show Wednesday +
Judgement Call 2

Come for an opportunity to be a game show contestant
and win some prizes!
Plus we continue our series called Judgement Call!

Wednesday Feb. 15, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Skyzone (Feb 22)
Cost: $17 + $3 (If you don’t have Skyzone socks)

Meet @ 6:30pm at Church of the Rock (1397 Buffalo Place)
Pickup @ 9:00pm at Church of the Rock (1397 Buffalo Place)

**Both Church of the Rock & Skyzone forms required for this event **
Forms available here: http://churchoftherock.ca/thresholdjr-forms

(There is a Cafe that offers food/drink for purchase)

MEET OUR SPONSOR CHILD!

Each week we collect an offering
for our sponsor child Simon
& for other missions projects

Sponsor Child 2015 (Simon)

 

MONTHLY CALENDAR

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