Teaching the Young to Respect Adults: Taking the Heart from “Yes, sir” to “Holy, Holy, Holy”
Children and teenagers today increasingly show little respect toward parents. Kids who disrespect a parent will later disrespect a teacher, then the principal, then the policeman, then the judge, and then the warden. Brilliant parents teach kids to fully respect them. This prepares the heart for all authority. A child or teen who says “Yes, sir” is much more likely to later say “Holy, holy, holy.” This session will present ways the church can partner with parents to rear children with respect in their DNA
Parents and the Youth Ministry: Benefits and Support That Run Both Ways
Old-school youth ministry mostly was limited to a youth minister who just hung out with teenagers and provided some activities for them. Such ministries will become as rare as analog TVs. Contemporary youth leaders support parents by acknowledging their prime role in spiritual development, by equipping them for parenting, and by providing programming designed for families. Wise parents support youth ministry by serving on advisory boards, serving on event planning teams, and by teaching and discipling. This session will present ways that parents and youth ministry can support each other and can benefit from each other.