As you enter this final phase of parenting your child while they are still at home, we want to partner with you! Whether you have 4 years left or 2 months – you have significant influence in their lives!
Our High School ministry seeks to connect with students through Crave on Sunday evenings, worship on Sunday mornings, and through small group activities and conversations. Brandon, our High School Director and your student’s small group leaders are always available to talk more about your student – we want to know how we can support you as a parent!
When students come to Crave, they will join a small group and those leaders will be communicating with you regularly. If you would like to get connected with a small group, email Brandon Gober.
We invite you and your students to follow us on Instagram @mpc_crave or sign up for our text updates! You can text 'MPCstudents' to 84576 to sign up.
WHAT’S HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN MPC HIGH SCHOOL MINISTRY?
Check out our High School Ministry Calendar HERE!
November Crave Parent Cue: Like Me
Today’s teens navigate high school with way more information and images to compare themselves to than ever before. Comparison often happens without even knowing they are doing it. In this series, we’re looking at what the apostle Paul has to say about leading people to aim higher than comparing themselves to everyone around them. They will learn to follow Paul’s example by defining their lives by who Jesus says they are defining their lives by who Jesus says they are. Use this parent cue to help continue the conversation about comparison at home!
As the church, we want to be a safe place to talk about anything. We believe mental health is very important and know that anxiety students are experiencing--whether that be due to internal or external stressors--is higher than it’s ever been.
Below are some resources to help you care for and converse with your student if they are experiencing anxiety/depression.
A Podcast on Helping Kids Cope with Anxiety can be found here.
Axis is an organization that provides gospel-centered resources for parents and culturally relevant material on all topics from social media to bullying to racism to tik tok and more. Their Culture Translator is a weekly email containing three pieces of information that’s happening in youth culture each week along with some FYIs for you as parents. You can subscribe here, if interested. If you see a parent guide you are interested in, email Brandon and he can send it to you.
The Axis Parent Guide for Anxiety and Depression can be found here.