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Read Deuteronomy 6 for an overview of what God expects from parents as it relates to the spiritual nurture and development of their children.
(Hint: it’s doesn’t say, “Hand them off to the youth pastor and bring them to church on Sunday.”) 2. It’s sad that I have to write this one at all, but I’m convinced very few Christian parents actually express genuine love and “like” to their teen.
Don’t be the parent who is soft on these two commitments, but pushes their kid in schooling, sports, etc. While youth group and church is very important, another mistake I see Christian parents make is assuming them can completely outsource the spiritual development of their child to these two things.Going for walks together, grabbing a coffee in order to “catch up,” going to the movies together, etc., all all simple investments that teens secretly want and look forward to.When you don’t carve out time to spend with your teen, you’re communicating that you’re not interested in them, and they internalize that message, consciously or unconsciously. Letting your teen’s activities take top priority for your family.It specifically looks at my commitment to be involved in “emerging church ministry” as opposed to “youth ministry,” and it you may find some principles within it helpful. I simply do not understand parents who expect and want their kids to have a dynamic, flourishing faith, and yet don’t move heaven and earth to get them connected to both a youth group and local church.I’m going to let everyone in on a little secret: no teenager can thrive in their faith without these two support mechanisms.