“Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.”
During the Academic Year, students will attend the Yo-Yo Sunday School Class.
Thanksgiving weekend and Christmas break we will meet as a College Sunday School Class in Room 2302. Check back for more details in November.
Student Adoption Program
Help us support and love our college students as they return to their campuses this fall! Adopt a Providence college student by praying for them or sending them notes and care packages while they are away at school. We have 7 more students who are waiting to be “adopted!”
If you are interested in “adopting a student” for the academic year, please contact Caitie Jackson at email@example.com.
Check back for an updated Calendar of Events in November. During the holiday break we will have Sunday School, a Christmas Gathering, and more!
December 1 – (Thanksgiving Break) Sunday School, 9:00am in Room 2302
December 15 – Sunday School, 9:00am in Room 2302
December 22 – Sunday School, 9:00am in Room 2302
December 29 – Sunday School, 9:00am in Room 2302
January 5 – Sunday School, 9:00am in Room 2302
While our Summer Program is geared for College-aged Students, they aren’t the only one entering new territory Parents are also learning and growing alongside their young adult children as things begin to shift within the family system. Here are a few resources we hope you’ll find helpful during this time. We will continue to update them throughout the summer so be sure to check back in!
Join us for an evening of discussion on Growing With by Kara Powell and Steve Argue. This is also a great opportunity to connect with other college parents!
“Growing up doesn’t have to mean growing apart. Filled with brand-new research and real-life stories from remarkable families, Growing With shows you how to close the family gap, giving parents courage to take the next faithful step on a mutual journey of intentional growth that trusts God to transform you all. Discover strategies to help you invite doubt, rather than avoid it. Growing With will show you how to help your kids keep their roots, even as they spread their wings.”
There will be two dates offered to choose from… please check back as they will be announced soon.
PREPARING TO LAUNCH
Over the past few years, FYI has partnered with family systems experts Drs. Terry Hargrave and Jim Furrow from Fuller’s School of Psychology. Together with marriage and family therapist and pastor Pisey Sok, they developed a resource to help families like yours have better conversations in the “launching” phase between adolescence and young adulthood.
In our conversations and training with parents over the years, we find that parents are often longing for better ways to talk about faith with their kids and to have deeper emotional connection with them. They just struggle to know how, or to reach out in ways that their kids might actually respond. Here are a few things discovered in this process:
- What young people need most in emerging adulthood is enough relational stability and emotional connection to keep them grounded while they are in the process of testing their own abilities to manage the demands of adult life.
- Perhaps unsurprisingly, the team found that parents end up focusing most on the practical and logistical aspects of transition much more than the emotional and relational.
- Parents’ conversations about faith—their kids’ and their own—are correlated with faith that endures across the transition out of the home and into early adulthood.
This 10-session guide can be used individually, with a spouse or friend, or in a small group or class setting. Find the GUIDE here.
Listen along each week with a podcast available for you by the authors of Growing With. They host new guests weekly as they explore the challenges parents are facing and the questions they’re asking. These podcasts are easy to listen to and are only 25 minutes… that could be your drive to work! Subscribe HERE.
- CHURCH – Talking church with your teenager or young adult
- DOUBT – How to talk to young people about doubt
- LANGUAGE – What to say, and not to say, to your young adult
- UNDERSTANDING – What twenty-somethings need from us (almost) more than anything else
- SCHOOL BREAKS – Connecting with college students over break
Take a moment during this mutual journey of intentional growth to reflect and answer 10 questions. They’ll help you learn more about how you can reframe your approach as a parent in order to grow with your child.
Is your child a learner, an explorer, or a focuser? Take the QUIZ to find out more, and discover practical tips to pursue a relationship with your child in every season.
I love the people at Providence and their unfaltering support.
We couldn’t ask for a better environment for raising our family.
It's the people who make up a great church and I'm proud to be a part of this great church at Providence.
It is great to be part of a church that uses a variety of music styles that speaks not only to the musician, but also to the whole congregation!
Community is important to us, and we have found it here by investing in a small group of pilgrims known as a Sunday School Class.