College Ministry Care Packages

Help us fill care packages to send our Providence college students! 

Bring snack and school supply donations to the Front Office or College Lounge in the Activity Center, or purchase items directly from our AMAZON WISH LIST by September 30. Providence will package and send to our students by October 15.

There will be an opportunity to write notes to add in the care packages at a station set up in the Rotunda from October 1-15. Please take a few moments on a Sunday or Wednesday to write a few encouraging words!

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Submit Addresses

College Students and families must submit a current address to Caitie Jackson by September 15 to receive a care package. Please submit the address in correct form, as well as any allergies or snack preferences.

Parent Resources

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 year so be sure to check back in!

Preparing to Launch

Find the Guide Here
Fuller Youth Institute has developed a resource to help families like yours have better conversations in the “launching” phase between adolescence and young adulthood.

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. As a response, they have created a 10-session guide that can be used individually, with a spouse or friend, or in a small group or class setting.

Parenting Quiz

Take Quiz Here
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.

Articles

  • 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

Book Recommendations

Growing With by Kara Powell and Steve Argue
“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.”