DANE JACKSON
Student Minister
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Need ideas?  Need answers?  We’ve created this page for you!  Simply peruse the offerings each month. You’ll find frank discussions of sensitive topics, honest and helpful information, and guidance for raising your students with a solid spiritual foundation in today’s world. We also love to hear from you.  Click on the Parent Feedback link to let us know what is important to you and your student or if you have ideas about the Student Ministry.

Parent Resources

There are approximately 364 weeks from the time a student enters 6th grade until graduation, and moves on to whatever’s next. But each week in the life of a teenager is unique. They are constantly changing, going from phase to phase, season to season. And yet, we believe there is immeasurable potential tucked away in these early years of a person’s life. Rather than simply enduring these changes, we want to support you, as parents, along this timeline so you can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence your student’s future.

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Every holiday is an opportunity to have fun with your family. So, how exactly does a family celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day? Wear green? Got it. But now, what? Don’t worry. We’ve got a few ideas to help your family make the most of all the Saint Patrick’s Day festivities! (Including one that gives you an opportunity to share about your faith—like Saint Patrick.)

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Your child is constantly changing. Their favorite shows, activities, foods, sports, friends—it all changes. Even what they dream about, what they want to be, and how they see the world is changing. Get to know who they are now in the phase of life they are in now with these sets of 21 questions for your middle or high schooler. Weʼll help you get the conversation started. Who knows where it will go from there.

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The importance and power of one’s words is noticed across all cultures. Coming from one’s parent, spouse, friend, or leader, a positive word provides inspiration. It builds confidence, initiative, and trust. Most importantly, it builds courage. Courage to do what’s right. Courage to try new ideas. Courage to make your family, team, or organization better! Check out this “one sheet” on the power your words have as you relate to others.

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The stress of school is a very present reality for teenagers, and this fact was pre-COVID. They face pressures socially, academically, and emotionally. And if your teenager talks more to her/his friend than you, you may feel in the dark at times. If so, we want to give you a chance to connect with your teenager differently. Using Psalm 25 as an outline, here are 7 personalized prayer cards for your student.

How to use it?

1. Choose your design, click on the link, and print/cut.
2. Personalize the card by writing your teenager’s name in the blank.
3. Slip the card into their backpack, tape on their bathroom mirror, or tuck under their pillow.
4. Let them know you will pray this verse over them all week.
5. Print a copy for yourself and pray this same verse over them.

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Looking for more resources?  Check out the links below to go to a collection of additional resources.

Articles for Parents
  • Our Disappearing Attention Spans READ
  • Why Are We Obsessed With Our Teenage Music? READ
  • What the GameStop Market Surge Teaches Us About Generation Z & Millennials READ
  • You’re Not Failing, You’re Just Overwhelmed READ
  • What To Do When You Feel Your Teen Starting To Slip Away READ
  • What’s it like for Gen Z? Teens talk growing up with COVID, divisive politics and violence in D.C. READ
  • Isolation during pandemic particularly tough for children, teensREAD
  • Redefine Valentine’sREAD
  • Teenagers can ‘catch’ moods from friends, study findsREAD
  • Unique Rest READ
  • Developing Character and Responsibility in Your TeenREAD
  • How Our Parenting Has Changed Over the YearsREAD
  • How to Recognize Worry and Help Children Cope with ItREAD
  • Parenting Children in the Age of ScreensREAD
  • How Remote Learning Has Changed The Nature Of School Bullying – READ
  • Teletherapy Meets Teens Where They Live: On-screen – READ
  • Your Kid Won’t Measure Up This Year And That’s Wonderful – READ
  • Three Ways to Know If Your Kid Is Dealing with Loneliness – READ
  • How To Help Kids Succeed In School During Pandemic – READ
  • 6 Ways To Help Your Kid Cope With Back-to-School Disappointment – READ
  • Chromebook Safety 101: 5 Easy Tips for a Better School Year – READ
  • Teens Struggle To Balance School, Family, Work Amid COVID-19 – READ
  • A Checklist For A Successful School Year – READ
  • 3 Ways To Survive The Back To School Season – READ
Parent Cue Podcast

Whether you’re dealing with a teething baby or a high schooler who won’t say a single word, you can identify with the challenges of parenthood.  As a parent, you have the tremendous task of instilling your kids with a moral compass to guide them through the rest of their lives.  With such an important responsibility, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed at times.

Parent Cue is a podcast designed to help parents do family better.  By combining influences, parents, and church leaders can understand how to accomplish more for the spiritual well-being of a child than either could individually.

The Parent Cue Podcast is available for download through iTunes and other music services or at PARENT CUE PODCAST.

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