Resource of the Week: Accelerate: Parenting Teenagers Toward Adulthood by Richard Ross

Accelerate: Parenting Teenagers Toward Adulthood Richard Ross Today, most people 18-25 do not see themselves as adults, and they know they are not prepared for adult roles. Spiritually, socially, and emotionally, they are underdeveloped. Even regions of their brains are underdeveloped. These emerging adults are in a holding pattern related to vocation, life direction, and … [Read more…]

Exiting the Church (Part 4): Faith in Real Life

As we conclude our exploration the topic of students exiting the church, today we will look at our final possible reason for this exit: Students never saw modeled a faith that impacted real life. It has been said that it is easy to be a Christian when everything is going well, but when the circumstances of life … [Read more…]

Exiting the Church (Part 3): What Is Truth?

As we continue to explore the topic of students exiting the church, today we will look at our second possible reason for this exit: Students did not have a Gospel worldview, and their faith fell apart when it was questioned in college. In John 18:37-38 (ESV), we read of an interesting conversation between Jesus and … [Read more…]

Exiting the Church (Part 2): Faith Is Not Genetic

As we continue to explore the topic of students exiting the church, today we will look at our first possible reason for this exit: Students never embraced the Gospel and relied on the faith of their parents instead of having their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Parents can influence and encourage the faith of … [Read more…]

Exiting the Church (Part 1): The Stats and Problem

This week, we are going to look the theme of students and the church.  In a 2006 book titled The Last Christian Generation, Josh McDowell stated that: “94% of ‘Christian’ students are leaving the church after high school never to return.” This is an alarming statistic that should change the way that we think about … [Read more…]

From My Messy Desk (Volume 1)

As we launch this resource for families, may I encourage you to stay vigilant and active in your child/children’s spiritual life?  Do not give/trust this responsibility to anyone else.  Certainly, you will partner with extended family, close friends, our church, and other significant people to help develop our children into the young men and women … [Read more…]

Welcome

Welcome to the new Parent Ministry website for Meadow Brook Baptist Church!  This site is designed to be a tool to come alongside you as you seek to biblically disciple your children.  Through this website ministry, we seek to provide parenting classes, rites of passage experiences (ROPE), and recommended resources to help equip and empower … [Read more…]