Parenting is perhaps the most important thing God calls us to do. We know that parenting is not always easy-especially parenting a teen. As a parent, you are welcome to volunteer at any event or to observe our youth ministry in action. We encourage you to get to know other parents and attend family events. We also have resources and books available in the church library that you may find helpful for your own personal devotions or for beginning conversations of faith in your homes. Whatever support you need, we pray that you find it. Tammy, Pastor Castleman, and our church staff are praying for you and are available to you should you need assistance finding the right resources for your family. Below is a list of internet links you may find helpful as well:
www.getnetwise.org --Helps parents keep their child's internet
experiences safe. www.webhealing.com --offers help with grief, grieving, and loss.
www.dinnerdialogue.com --helps for starting meaningful family conversations.
www.search-institute.org --research on what teens need to succeed.
www.elca.org/communication/faith.html --ELCA confessions of faith.
www.elca.org/communication/brief.html --What is a Lutheran? What is a Christian?
www.tolerance.org --tools for teaching tolerance and fighting hate.
www.youthfamilyinstitute.com --a great place for faith nurturing resources to be used in the home.