EXCITING TIMES AHEAD!
First, you may have noticed something different about the newsletter, if you look at the top of the page you'll notice that we have a new logo for the youth group. I would like to thank Wesley McPhail for taking time to make this amazing logo for us. You will be seeing more of it very soon.
Second, I'm in the process of making a website for you the parents to keep up with whats going on with the youth group. Please be patient as I work out what it will look like. For a preview of what it will look like you can access it through the student session of the church website and click on learn more button at the bottom of the page.
Third, as some of you may have heard I would like to be the first to officially welcome the 6th graders into the youth group. Starting on March 18, 2018, they will once again be joining us. This is a very exciting time for our group. So on March 17, we will be having a welcome event to officially welcome the new youth group members. This is going to be a 5th quarter type of event that will be held in the gym. All students are invited to join us during this time. It will be from 7 pm to 9 pm.
March 10 - March 1112 pm - 1 amLOCATION: CenturyLink Center, Bossier City, Louisiana
I have permission slips in my office that need to fill out and turned into me by March 7. Cost is $15 but they also need money for food.
YOUTH COMMITTEE MEETING
March 11 - March 114:45 pm - 6 pm
Youth Committee Meeting Sunday afternoon at 4:45 pm. In one of the Sunday school rooms downstairs.
TEENOLOGY: THE ART OF RAISING GREAT TEENAGERS
Jim Burns (Review by Jake Kircher) -President of HomeWord and Executive Director of the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University
The teenage years can be some of the most stressful times in a child's life as they try to figure out their identity and begin making decisions that will affect the rest of their lives. It would be very easy to argue that although the time is stressful for the child, it is probably even more stressful and frustrating for parents.
Although there are a number of resources available for parents about raising teenagers, Jim Burn's book Teenology: The Art of Raising Great Teenagers definitely rises to the top. From his years of working with and studying adolescents, coupled with the years he spent navigating his own children through their teenage years, Teenology provides some fantastic insights, wisdom and advice communicated in a straightforward, easy-to-apply format.
Tackling a wide variety of issues that arise during the teenage years, Burns covers issues such as the developmental stages of adolescence, correcting behavior and teaching healthy sexuality. Beyond the larger issues of teenage development and parenting advice, the second half of the book provides a fantastic and direct look into specific problems many teens face.