This is a BIG DAY in our ministry.
We are starting our online parenting class in this email. We hope that you will ﬁnd this experience extremely helpful and informative.
Today we are going to begin by talking about your will….
Do you have a will? You know, the paper that they pull out when you die to see who gets your stuff.
The process of preparing a will is not fun. The lawyer asks you, “If you die who will you give your stuff to?” You say, “Give it to my spouse.” The lawyer quickly responds, “and if your spouse dies who will you give your stuff to?”
This goes on and on until it seems like everyone is dead and you are so frustrated you consider telling the lawyer that they can have it!
When you write a will you ﬁgure out how you are going to leave your stuff, but what about the stuff that matters most?
What values are you going to leave your teenager?
What will you teach them about what is right and wrong in this world?
What will your teenager know about faith?
Our student ministry wants to help you leave a rich inheritance to your teenager of the stuff that really matters.
That is why we want to introduce you to the Rites of Passage Experience. We are going to help you have the conversations with your teenager that matter the most.
We are going to give you the tools to infuse faith into the most import moments in life.
Here are the 7 Rites of Passage we are going to encourage you to lead your teenager through:
Grade 6 – Preparation for Adolescence
Grade 7 – Blessing Ceremony
Grade 8 – Purity Weekend
Grade 9 – Money Matters
Grade 10 – Driving Contract
Grade 11 – Family Tree
Grade 12 – Manhood/Womanhood Ceremony
I want to ﬁnish today’s class by asking you to watch this 3 minute video. It explains the Rites of Passage Experience we are launching as the foundation of our Parent Ministry.
You can see it here: http://goo.gl/jKufZM
As always please feel free to reply to this email with any questions about the Rites of Passage Experience or prayer requests. More information next week!
Tim, Jason, & Mathew
Tim Hamm – Youth Pastor (Jr High) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason Peters – Sr High Youth Director – email@example.com
Mathew Povey – Youth Ministry Intern – firstname.lastname@example.org
PS. You can also check out our Parenting Teens Blog which has more helpful articles and links about parenting teens: http://blog.churchoftherock.ca/category/ministries/parenting-teens