Student Ministry Parents
Our desire is to partner with parents to create a culture of invested followers of Jesus Christ. As we partner together, we want to give you tools to use as you spend time in conversation with the student(s) in your home. Below is a list of resources that will be helpful to both students and parents.
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Sign up to receive student news and updates delivered to directly to your inbox. To sign up, please select the grade for each your students.
Small Group Material - Grade-Based Content
In order to best disciple students we started an endeavor a few years ago and that plan is finally coming to fruition. There is grade-specific content for 7th, 8th, and High School students. All of the content is based on Scripture, the Milestone Path, and our ABLE strategy. You can download the material onto your favorite device by clicking the links below.
- CSU - 7th Grade
- CSU - 8th Grade
- CSU - 9th Grade
- CSU - 10th Grade: Guys / CSU - 10th Grade: Girls
- CSU - 11th Grade
- CSU - 12th Grade
Suggested Books for Students
Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper
John Piper provides insight into why God created us and reminds us that to live is Christ and to die is gain. A life lived for Christ is a life not wasted.
How to Stay Christian in High School by Steve Gerali
How to handle the everyday temptations and pressures of high school are addressed as this author engages the student’s minds in a way that will lead to transformation and hope.
Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris
Learn about the teenage rebellion against low expectations.
Suggested Books for Parents
Raising a Modern-Day Knight by Robert Lewis
Learn the father’s role in guiding his son to authentic manhood.
Youth Culture 101 by Walt Mueller
This is a modern day primer on today’s culture: How media is shaping kids; push and pull of peer pressure; understanding our sexualized youth culture; teens and substance abuse. The last chapter is dedicated to helping your teen find their place in God’s story.
Confident Parenting by Jim Burns
Confident Parenting gives practical advice with God honoring principles. Jim Burns addresses overcrowded lifestyles, overcoming negative family patterns, and raising kids who love God and themselves.
X3watch is free accountability software program helping with online integrity. Whenever you browse the internet and access a site which may contain questionable material, the program will record the site name, time, and date the site was visited. A person of your choice (an accountability partner) will receive an email containing a list of all possible questionable sites you may have visited within the month.
SafeEyes Internet Filter
If you have an internet connection at home, we strongly recommend you protect your family with an internet filter. SafeEyes is a team favorite; it's fast and works great, is easy to install and works on PCs, Macs, and iOS devices. Click here to purchase a yearly license (one license can cover up to 3 computers in your home).
SafeEyes is a terrific tool for families, students and accountability groups. Did you know that 90% of 8-16 year-olds have viewed porn online (most while doing homework)? Did you know that 80% of 15-17 year-olds have had multiple exposures to hard-core pornography? An internet filter can protect your teens from stumbling onto this junk accidentally and keep your family safe online.
Online Privacy - It’s time to discuss online privacy with your kids.