Parents of Students

Sunday ServiCes

9:00am | 10:45am + 5:00pm online only

PARENT RESOURCES

We are glad you are here! We are passionate about partnering with families as they train their kids in the truth of God’s Word and as they point them continually to the glory and goodness of Jesus Christ.  We’d be thrilled to hear from you. Know that you are loved and that you are being prayed for.

PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS // RESOURCE PACKET

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CATALYST TALK NOTES FOR PARENTS

Wednesday – CATALYST | Doors open at 6:00pm // Catalyst begins at 6:45pm.

Catalyst is our weekly Wednesday night ministry at Community Church for students 7-12th grades. Through worship, a message, group activities and discussion, we challenge students to leave opinions behind, to invite God to lead them, and to discover in His Word what He has to say.  Our goal is for students to actively engage with the Word of God and the Holy Spirit and to grow in their relationship with Him.

This month's series is "Mind Over Matter?".  

Whether your student deals with a mental disorder or is facing the issues of academic pressure, low self-esteem, maintaining friendships and more, we hope this truth-packed series equips your student to "take captive every thought that exalts itself above the knowledge of Christ."

TALK NOTES FOR PARENTS

  • One in three teens deal with an anxiety disorder. Even David dealt with the highest of highs and lowest of lows. Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God! Psalm 42:11  How does it feel to know that even the "greats" of the Bible dealt with anxiety and discouragement? Read Psalm 42:11 again. David was struggling with what he was feeling, but still chose to put his hope in God and to praise God. Do you ever have that choice? Why or why not?
  • Fear and anxiety are not uncommon, but we have a King who was tempted in every way and understands us. Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16  Knowing that Jesus understands you, does that make it easier to talk with him about what you're feeling? Why or why not?

DEEPER TALK NTOES FOR PARENTS 

Sunday - DEEPER |  at 10:45am service after worship

Deeper is our weekly Sunday Morning ministry at Community Church for students 7-12th grades. Students meet at after worship during the 10:45 am service for small groups where we will dig deep into God's Word! 

Blessed are the Merciful. Read Luke 10:25-27

  • How did the Samaritan show mercy to the wounded man?

  • Can we show mercy to someone without first having compassion for them? 

  • What makes it hard to have compassion sometimes? 

  • What might keep us from giving mercy?  

  • Think about times you’ve done something wrong, maybe to a friend or maybe disobeying your parents. Have you ever received judgement? (this could be getting grounded, friend not talking to you, etc.) 

  • Has anyone ever shown compassion and mercy to you when you didn’t feel like you deserved it? 

  • Think about it this way: Think of someone who has really hurt you. Maybe they were once a friend, but they betrayed you. Maybe someone who is spreading rumors about you. Now, what would it look like to show mercy to them?  

  • Mercy is a word that might be easy to say, but can be really, really difficult to live out. So, why do you think God wants us to show mercy? Have a student read Ephesians 2:4-5: “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved)…”