For Parents

Student ministry isn’t a one-person show. Our relationship is important as we seek to help all students grow in their relationship with Christ. The impact that I can make is minimal when compared to what you can do for your child.  It’s important to read up and stay aware of what is going on in today’s world. We read in John 10:10 that Satan’s mission for all of us is to “steal, kill, and destroy” us and that includes your teenager as well. Jesus says in the same verse, “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” As we live our life, let us show our teenagers that through a relationship with Jesus life is better, meaningful, and satisfying! 

Below are some helpful resources for you to help connect with your teenager. Don’t be AFRAID to talk to them about issues that may seem awkward! If you don’t do it I promise you Satan will take the first swing at it, and we know what he will say and do. Discipleship doesn’t start at the church, it starts at home. The standard we hold for them is the same standard we must also carry out in our own lives. Let’s work together to see our students live faithfully unashamed with integrity for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! 

My goal is to update this page on a monthly basis about what is up and coming. Please try to check it at least once or twice a month. Thanks for all you do! I hope the resources I share with you will help you and your family grow closer together and to God!

Sincerely, your partner in ministry,

Matt Koehler
Minister of Youth and Education

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