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Box of Lies – Threshold Jr Oct 11

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THIS WEEK

Box of Lies
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 4

Are you good at lying? Can you make the truth sound dishonest? Test your abilities with this crazy fun game as you and a friend decide to tell the TRUTH or a LIE!

Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

U-Puttz Entertainment
****6:15pm to 9:25pm – COST $17**

UNLIMITED Mini-Golf, Laser Tag & Bumper Cars.
Meet @ Church
Waiver forms needed here
churchoftherock.ca/thresholdjr-forms

Note: There is a cafe & arcade for extra $$ if desired.

Wednesday Oct. 18, 2017
6:15 p.m. – 9:25 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: $17

 

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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If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply and say “Unsubscribe” (DO NOT click on the “Unsubscribe” link below).

Church of the Rock 1397 Buffalo Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L6 Phone: (204)261-0070 or 1-877-700-ROCK (7625) Email: tim@churchoftherock.ca (Tim Hamm)

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Parenting Teens Online Class: Thoughts on Praying for your Teenager

Dear Parents,

Hope you are a good parent today.

Now what if that was all that I put in this email to you? Just that one sentence. Nothing else. No encouragement, no insights, no nothing other than that sentence!

I imagine you would think I was either a poor communicator or I just don’t really care. Or it could say that I don’t think you are really listening anyway so why bother?

And that is how we often talk to God. That is how our teens will talk to Him if we don’t teach them differently! When your teenager was a toddler, it was sweet to see them clasp their little hands as they whispered prayers to our Heavenly Father. But sometimes those very same hands are clenched in fists that are shaken at a seemingly distant God.

Before we start this process of teaching our teens how to pray, let me encourage you to look at your own prayer life and ask yourself this question. “Do I really believe God not only hears me but also cares enough to answer?”

It is next to impossible to teach your teenager that they can take their deepest cares and concerns to God if you don’t know the answer to that question!

Check out this month’s Online Parenting Class Video on praying for your teenager:

https://goo.gl/YqVbZv

 

I Peter 3:12 says, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer…”

Teaching your teenager how to pray…I truly believe that this is one of the greatest gifts we can give our teenagers.

Prayer is powerful! It allows your teenager to feel heard when they mostly just feel isolated! It teaches them how to create a stronger relationship with God! And it truly addresses an issue that is vital to a teenager with which they can truly relate!

Communication!

Isn’t that what our teens are all about anyways? From texting to tweeting to snapchatting, it’s all about communication. What greater gift is there than to teach them how to communicate with their Creator?

  • Pray with them when you drop them off at school or before they leave the house.
  • Pray with them when they are struggling.
  • Let them pray with you when you are dealing with issues at work. Allowing them to see your vulnerability will teach them that you place great value in prayer.
  • Talk, talk, talk with them about how they view prayer.
  • Create a family prayer list that is completely confidential which will also create trust within your family!
  • Teach them what to do when God seems to say “No” or even “Wait”.

I believe that prayer is about so much more than taking your wants and needs to a great big God! I believe He gave us prayer to encourage relationship and trust and confidence! Any relationship would be considered empty if there wasn’t time spent talking and listening.

Let’s teach our teens how to talk and listen to the One who knows them completely.

Tweetable Thoughts

  • Our Father who art in heaven…#Lordsprayer
  • Ask your teen for 3 things you can prayer for them today!
  • “His ears are attentive to their prayers…”I Peter 3:12 #promises
  • Prayer is a gift. Make sure you know how to use it!
  • Prayer is the most important communication of all! #prayforyourteen
  • Ask your teen how they would define prayer.
  • “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breath.” Martin Luther
  • Praying is simple but often not easy!
  • Ask your teen to pray for 3 things for you today! #vulnerability
  • Ask Him, just ask Him. #Heiswaiting

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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Sun. Oct. 5 – Are You Game 2.0

We love to play games and we hope you do too! It’s a great time way to meet new people and hang out!

Are You Game 2.0
Thursday, Oct. 5
7:30pm
Youth Room

A game night is always a good time. We have a ton of traditional board games to play, but we also thought we’d try something new. Let’s try out digital games – featuring Jack Box on your phone! There will also be volleyball in the gym!

See you Thursday!

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Human Bowling – Threshold Jr Oct 4

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THIS WEEK

Human Bowling
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 3

Ever been a bowling ball before?  Now is your chance!
Also Hangout & Cafe in The Cage

Wednesday Oct. 4, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 


NEXT WEEK

Box of Lies
+ 40 Days of Praise Pt 4

Are you good at lying? Can you make the truth sound dishonest? Test your abilities with this crazy fun game as you and a friend decide to tell the TRUTH or a LIE!

Wednesday Oct. 11, 2017
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Church of the Rock
Cost: FREE
 

 

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

Click here for this month’s calendar

 

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply and say “Unsubscribe” (DO NOT click on the “Unsubscribe” link below).

Church of the Rock 1397 Buffalo Place Winnipeg, MB R3T 1L6 Phone: (204)261-0070 or 1-877-700-ROCK (7625) Email: tim@churchoftherock.ca (Tim Hamm)

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