Friday, December 12, 2014

Events coming up for LSM

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10:17 AM
Hello Everyone,

We had so much fun Wednesday night. And we loved it! Tons of fun and a great ending to the year. We will officially meet again Jan 7th. But a lot is going to be happening in between.

Dec. 17th 6:45 - 8 we will have Downpour! Please make time in your schedule to come you won't want to miss it! Tons of fun worshipping and praying. It will be a little different from regular service but nothing major! Hope to see you then.

Dec. 22nd. we will have movie day. Kids will come up at 1pm and just watch a couple christmas movies. students are encouraged to bring pillows and comfortable items to lay around with. Bring food and other stuff to make it even better !

Dec. 30th we will be doing our best to have a flag football tournament. Everyone is invited. Please come have fun!

Email me with any questions at Josh@lifewayfamily.org

For God and the Gospel,
Josh Price

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Prep for Wednesday Night LSM - 12/10

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12:03 PM
Hello Everyone,

Tonight is our Tacky Sweater Night. Please come dressed up, it will be fun! We will have cool ways to go through the story of Jesus' birth. From a story reading, to a movie and then a sermon. All fun and interesting ways to portray the significance of that special night in history with the students. We will have cookies and hot chocolate, games and fun. And most importantly Jesus. Once in small groups kids will just have time to hang out with their friends and Small group leaders. This is the last week of formal LSM. If you haven't taken time to go through the story of Jesus birth with your kids I highly encourage you too. Luke is a good place to start or print off the story from online somewhere that might be age targeted for you kids.

Please note that next Wednesday is Downpour. This is a worship service for everyone! Please come and invite friends and family. We are trying to fill the whole sanctuary! 6:45pm-8pm Service starts at 7.

Cant wait to see your kids soon!

For God and the Gospel,
Josh Price

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

December Timeline! Check it out!

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9:36 AM
Hello Parents,

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! It's already December, and we are already looking toward Christmas. Its going to come quick. I really enjoyed the sermon this past Sunday, reminding us to slow down this December and remember what it's all about.

This Wednesday, or tomorrow, will be Christmas on the Square. Please feel free to come hang out with the students and many parent volunteers. We will be Passing out hot chocolate, and making ornaments with people. Its going to be fun and a great time to build relationships with church members and community members. We would love for you to be there. It will be from 6-8pm Wednesday Dec. 3rd. Come say hi!

Dec. 10th will be normal LSM times 6:30-8pm, this will be a tacky sweater party. We encourage kids to dress up and have some fun with it. We will show a video over the story of christmas and I will talk for a little, along with Small parties in each Small group room.

Dec 17th will be Downpour, this is an event for EVERYONE! Please make sure to be here. It will be from 7-8, but please arrive at 6:45, we will have coffee and hot chocolate in the foyer before people can enter the sanctuary. Downpour is a worship service, we will play worship for one hour, but it will be different from a normal church service. Take some time out of your busy schedule to come and worship your Lord and Savior, it will be worth it I promise. It's really powerful, and what better than worshiping with the next generation of kids. Being role models to them. For more info on the event please email me at Josh@lifewayfamily.org.

No LSM Dec 24th, since its Christmas Eve.

No LSM Dec 31st, since its New Years Eve.

For God and the Gospel,
Josh Price

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Quick post - Awesome quick read.

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7:15 AM
Hey Parents,


Saw this article today and thought it would be a good one to share. Please take a minute to read this quick post.

http://theparentcue.org/a-list-prayers/

For God and the Gospel,
Josh Price
Josh@lifewayfamily.org

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Friday, November 21, 2014

Follow up from LSM Nov. 21st

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6:29 AM
Hello Parents,

Luke 6:46-49        

          This past Wednesday went really well. A lot of the kids learned a lot from the lesson and I believe will try to apply it to their lives. Small groups went really well! Kids kept the conversations up and asked many question trying to learn the material better. We ask that you talk to your kids about building a foundation of Christ in their lives, and what it looks like to do that.

           We unfortunately do not have LSM for the next two weeks. Below on an earlier post is a schedule for the next month. I will put the rest up soon.

Happy Thanksgiving!

            If you are interested in helping on Wednesday nights with the kids, please email me at Josh@lifewayfamily.org

           Also, don't forget we are now selling Long sleeve shirts supporting LSM and the camps for summer 2015!

For God and the Gospel,
Josh Price

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Topic and announcements for LSM Nov. 18th

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11:29 AM
Hello Parents,

        Well its almost time for Thanksgiving! I'm super excited because Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love being able to eat as much as possible with family and watch football until you pass out. #AmericanProblems. Haha just kidding but I do really love it. With that being said this is the last week I have with the students before Thanksgiving! I can't believe how fast time has flown by. It's crazy to me.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE!!!!
       
              - No LSM Nov. 26th because thats the day before Thanksgiving.
              - No LSM Dec. 3rd we will be volunteering at Christmas on the Square in Celina.
              - No LSM Dec. 24th thats Christmas Eve
              - No LSM Dec. 31st thats New Years Eve

         We are Selling LSM Long sleeve shirts for $20 starting this coming Sunday, the 23rd. This is going to be one of our many fundraisers to help support the kids to go on summer camp 2015. Please purchase one to help as well has have an awesome shirt! the graphic for the front of the shirt is seen below. You can purchase one on Sundays after big service or email me at Josh@lifewayfamily.org.


           This wednesday we will be going over Luke 6:46-49. I really think this is an important lesson to learn, building your faith with a good foundation. Many times people accept Jesus as their Lord and savior and never put anything more into it than that. Then wonder where He is when they need him. Who says that how your relationship with Christ should be? The Bible doesn't say that, it tells us to pursue God, learn his ways, truly understand him more. Because a storm is going to come and its up to you how you build your faith. Will you build it wisely with a firm foundation and when the storm passes you will still be there along side Christ, or will you call Jesus Lord, but never put any time into it. Then when the storm comes you wonder where He is and walk away from faith? Because Jesus warns us this will happen. Where are you at?

         Please talk to your students about this topic as it is a vital lesson to be learned in this fast paced, self-centered world we are living in. Thank you for the opportunity to be a Youth Pastor to your students, I thank God every day.

For God and the Gospel,
Josh Price

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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Follow up on Wednesday Nov. 12th

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12:16 PM
Hey Parents,

        This past Wednesday was great, we hung out and played games with music playing at the beginning. We started check in's for the kids last wednesday and it went really smooth last night. Everyone got checked in and plugged in. We kicked it off with an awesome worship song led by Brooke Williams and Michael Entrop on the keyboard. We moved on to a dance competition on stage that actually went really well. A lot of laughter and actually some skill showed up on stage. We went over the topic and watched the video mentioned in the last post, all the kids seemed to be very receptive and hopefully learned or confirmed thoughts. Please follow up with your students this week, see how their walk with Christ is doing, and answer any questions they might have. You are the biggest role model in their lives and I pray you help them with their walk.


          - NO LSM Nov. 26th!!!!

          - Christmas on the square Wednesday the 3rd from 6-8pm. We will not have LSM because we will be serving there. All kids and parents are invited to come fellowship there. Please email me to get plugged in to a serving opportunity for that night. Josh@lifewayfamily.org

          - No LSM Dec. 24th

          - No LSM Dec. 31st

        Last but not least we are going to be selling LSM Long sleeve shirts starting Nov. 22nd, they will be sold for $20 a shirt, the extra money goes towards the student camps summer of 2015. Please help support the students by purchasing a shirt as well as wearing it around to promote our Student Ministry.

          - We are taking deposits ($50) for Fuego camp (6th and 7th graders) and Orange High School Camp ($50) (8th - 12th graders) now. Please make sure to get a deposit in before the spots fill up!

God Bless,
Josh Price

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Sermon for Wednesday Nov. 12th

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1:43 PM
Hey Parents,

             Wow, this week has been crazy! Doesn't time fly! Im sorry I know its off topic, but big things are happening in the church and we are super excited here at Lifeway. So much is going on behind the scenes as well. Looking forward to big things to come!

             Anyways, seeing that we do not have LSM Nov. 26th that gives me two more wednesdays this month! In turn, I do not want to start a sermon series with out being able to unpack it fully, so i've prayed about what God would want to use me to say these two coming weeks, and I think I finally have gained some clarity on it. A few kids have voiced their opinions about certain things that I feel we need to address and not wait around on. Some of the kids have said "well, if my friends are going through a hard time why would I share the gospel or Jesus with them?" or "Why are bad things happening to me still / them if we believe in Jesus?" Among other comments relating to that subject, and again I do not want those things to go unanswered or challenged. Theres nothing worse then letting doubt creep in to students minds and as a church shying away from it. 

              I will talk about a few things. One being that Jesus himself, didn't have it easy and HE WAS GOD. He didn't just teleport back to Heaven and say "good luck everyone! see you soon!" He came down endured life got harassed, hurt, tortured and DIED for us. I would say He didn't have it so easy in life. The disciples didn't have much of an easy time as well. Out of 12 of them 11 died a martyr's death! They were killed FOR Jesus, I would say bad things happened to them. They were beaten, stoned, ridiculed and yet they knew their God. The hope that waited for them, the love and compassion. The forgiveness given to them. We are not promised Disney Land when we accept Jesus. We are promised salvation, forgiveness, hope, love. I think a man by the name of Nick Vujicic says it pretty well in one of his talks.

http://youtu.be/Y8eP74O0FDg <-- Check it out here.

               I will keep this sermon pretty short and play the video. I want to really try to talk about this with the students and make sure I hear their questions and try to walk them through their thoughts. Parents please talk to your kids about these tough topics, as you have WAY more influence over your kids than anyone here will on Wednesday nights.

               Please come talk to me if you ever need any help or questions answered.

God Bless,
Josh Price

Also Please check out this video, such a great short clip on Family Values.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

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12:10 PM
Hey Parents,

             We had a great time this past Wednesday! Even with all the craziness of the construction going on, we still had fun. We started with worship and then some bible trivia, if they didn't know the answer they got pied in the face (whip cream). Then we moved on to the announcement, which I would like parents to be aware of if they have not heard.

            - Nov 26th - We will not be having LSM due to Thanksgiving the 27th.

            - Nov 15th, Gracebridge. 8am-5pm. This is the Thanksgiving serving opportunity for Gracebridge. They really need volunteers and help on the 15th. I expressed to the kids that I would really like to see them there and invited all students to come help. Around 4-5pm starts their concert and prayer time for the community. A great serving opportunity to help the community, with an awesome way to finish off the night. Please come and be a role model to the kids of Lifeway as well as a servant for your community.

             - Dec. 3rd We are not having LSM, because we will be volunteering at Christmas on the Square. I hope to have every kid helping or hanging out on the square that night serving the community. We will have a booth and be passing out hot chocolate as well as letting people come and create ornaments at our Lifeway booth. Please let Lifeway know that you want to help serve so we can get you plugged in1

THIS IS NOT A YOUTH SERVING OPP. THIS IS A CHURCH SERVING OPP. AND THE YOUTH WILL BE THERE!

            I really think the kids enjoyed the message and hopefully learned some new information to apply to their lives. Please make sure to talk to them each week about the sermon and try to engage in their spiritual lives.

           I will be posting my sermon for Wednesday the 12th tomorrow.


God Bless,
Josh Price

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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8:25 AM
Hello Parents,

           Wednesday Nov. 5th we will be looking into scripture from the book of Matthew. This scripture has stood out to me my whole Christian walk. I personally love the message seeded in this particular teaching from Jesus. It says:

            You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl, Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.
             Matthew 5:14-16 NIV

            We will look into this scripture for many reasons, but mainly because I want the kids to know this is truly a part of life, their faith is not just something that happens on wednesday nights and sunday mornings, but that it's every day. That you are in this with God day in and day out. We don't just talk about God at camps or on mission trips, but that we talk about him daily, pray daily, spread the good news about him daily. You don't get saved and receive the holy spirit just to hide it and keep it to yourself. You are the light of this world. This dark, dark world. You have the answer, why keep it to yourself? God has given you some responsibility in reaching the lost people, don't miss use it.

             I will encourage the kids to look into their own lives and see if they hide their light or if they place it on a stand for everyone to see. We don't need any more people who hide their light, we as christians have done that long enough. Its time to put our light on display for all to see. Tell about how our lives have truly changed when we received Jesus into our hearts. Why it is so important, and what Jesus can do in others lives that don't know him yet.

             I hope to have a real lamp on stage and a bowl to show the kids a visual of this scripture. Hopefully to make it have a little impact.

             Please take time to go over this topic with your kids, I think its a huge part of our lives and will only be better if their own parents talk to them about it.


Thanks,
Josh Price

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Friday, October 31, 2014

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9:29 AM
Hello Parents,

       Wednesday night's Fall Festival was a hit, we had a ton of fun and a ton of kids. We really hope the kids enjoyed it and made new friends. We started the night off with free time such as music, football, skateboarding, and everything else the kids do when given space with a ton of friends. Then we proceeded with tortilla dodgeball, Middle schoolers vs High schoolers. Then guys vs girls, this quickly turned into a food fight. Most tortillas broke when crumpled up and you just had fist full of tortilla pieces thrown at you, but all in all the kids seemed to really enjoy it. After the food fight we started the costume contest where the kids decided who was first, second and third place. The first place boy won a $25 Visa Gift card with a blow up bull / cowboy outfit. Second place, and a free ticket to any movie at studio movie grill went to a boy dressed as Marty McFly from Back to the Future. Third place, and a box of cosmic brownies went to a young girl dressed as a scary clown. We had a food bar in the back with chicken nuggets, fries and chips a ton of different drinks.

       Hannah Walker ran the bobbing for apples station and honestly that was a huge hit. Almost every kid tried, most did it repeatedly. We had a ton of fun with that activity and passed out candy. The last event of the night was a dance party. The remaining kids loved it and danced the night away until their parents came. Fall Festival was a hit and we hope everyones kids enjoyed it.

       Please make sure your kids are here next wednesday night! I will be preaching a solo sermon on Matthew 5:14-16, if you don't know what that is I encourage you to look it up and pray about it. Its a powerful verse that everyone can learn from. I look forward to seeing the students Wednesday night!

-- We do have a fundraiser picked out for the month of Nov. we will announce it on a Sun morning soon when we are closer to the finished project --

God Bless,
Josh Price

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

LSM Costume Party!

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1:46 PM
Hello Parents,

We just finished up the sermon series Catching Fire. We will be celebrating this week by hosting a church-appropriate costume party. LSM welcomes 5th graders THIS WEDNESDAY ONLY to join us in the costume party, as a way to show them what they can look forward to in their 6th grade year.

This Wednesday will be a blast: costumes, music, and Corn Tortilla Dodgeball. We will be passing out candy and having apple-bobbing stations, as well as giving out prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place "Most Creative" costumes.

Please feel free to pick up your students around 8:15PM, and don't be shy: you're welcome to come inside to get them and enjoy the festivities if you'd like.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

LSM Students: Flipped - Parent CUE

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1:42 PM

LSM Students: FLIPPED Parent CUE

 

FLIPPED: Parent CUE



We’re Teaching This:
Have you ever had a moment that made you stop and think, "Wow, this changes everything"? Maybe it was finding out you didn’t make the team or that your parents were splitting. Maybe it was finding out you're good at something or bad at something you didn't expect. In these moments our lives change direction quickly. The funny thing is nearly everyone who met Jesus had one of those moments. They came in with a plan, a direction, an identity. And as soon as they spent any time with Jesus, those ideas were turned upside down. And, as we look at four of these stories, we find that an encounter with Jesus has the power to flip our lives as well.

Think About This:
I think most people would agree that one of the more terrifying parts of parenting teenagers is the risk factor. They grow up and the stakes are raised. Their freedom increases but so does the potential fallout from bad choices. Parents are regularly faced with decisions on when to allow their students to forge their freedom and when not to. Unfortunately, we can tend to be overprotective in situations that they may not really need our protection from—and in the name of safety we may be inhibiting them in a way we never intended.

In his blog post, How to Help Your Kids, Live Out Their Story, author, speaker, and dad, Carey Nieuwhoff explains the benefits of letting go of control and trusting God with their story.

My grandfather and grandmother did something amazing. They let my dad live his story, not theirs. They gave up control, protection, and let God write a story in my dad’s life that was independent of their own.

My dad is one of my heroes. He actually did build a new life (in another country), not just for him, but for many others. He was not only a great father, but he ran a company for years, served his entire life in the local church and has left a great legacy of character for his kids and grandkids.
I’m so glad my grandparents swallowed hard and let their son pursue his vision. So, now the question.   
Would you?
In an era of overprotective, slightly controlling parenting, I wonder how many stories like my dad’s aren’t being written. Not because kids aren’t ready to write a story of their own choosing, but because parents are too afraid or unwilling to let them go or take risks.
Great plot lines invite things like drama, risk, mission, and calling. All the things that make parents gulp (and gasp).



And by the way, my dad did see his parents again. He eventually had enough money to go back more than a few times. I even went to Holland with my dad to meet them before they passed away.
As you think about how you might help your kids connect with their own story, here are three things to remember:
1.     Prepare yourself now to release them one day.
2.     Understand that God has your kids on a journey from dependence to independence.
3.     Let them lead (without rescuing them) today to prepare them for tomorrow.
Is there anything you need to let go of today to help create a better future for your child?

From How to Help Your Kids Live Out Their Story, http://orangeparents.org/author/careynieuwhof/

Try This
Sometimes the best two words you can hear are “me too”. No matter what situation you’re in with your teenager, chances are someone around you is in the same place and asking the same questions. Do you know who those people are? Are there other parents that you can connect with on a regular basis in your community?

This month try taking two steps toward connecting with other parents around you.

1.     Find Them. If you’re not sure where to find other parents like you, start by asking the student pastor at your church (or where your teen attends). They can direct you to small groups or environments where you can meet other parents just like you.


2.     Talk to them. Sometimes starting a conversation with someone new can feel awkward. If you’re unsure what to talk about, start with this parentCUE. Say something like, “Hey, did you get that article in the parentCUE? What did you think about it?”  Knowing you already have something in common can open the door to more conversation. If not that, try opening up first. Vulnerability breeds vulnerability. So think of some of things you may have a hard time with when it comes to your student’s independence. And then share it. You may be surprised at what someone shares with you in return.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Alive

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2:43 PM

XP3 Students: ALIVE Parent CUE

                                   

XP3: ALIVE



We’re Teaching This:
Words are powerful. They can make your day or ruin it Words can make friends or create enemies. On a global level, words can start a revolution or bring peace. Now, think about how much more powerful God’s words are.  Simply by speaking He caused the world to be created along with everything in it— mountains, oceans, thunderstorms, planets, the sun. His words caused nations to rise and fall, and people who were dead to come back to life. God’s words are the most powerful force in our entire world, but if we’re honest…most of us don’t think of them that way. We hear “God’s Word” or “the Bible” and think about an old dusty book, something complicated, outdated, or even boring. But what if it was never meant to be that way? What if we’re missing out by seeing it as simply a history book or something to study? As we take a closer look at God’s Word, we may be surprised at what we find. God is inviting us to hold, read, and experience the same Word that created everything we see. It’s more than a book. It’s better than a story. It’s alive.

Think About This:
Do you like to study? Probably not. It’s almost a universal “dislike”. And if we’re honest, most of us don’t envy our student’s position of being required to study history or math or literature every day. Sure, going back to relive parts of high school or middle school might be nice, but we’ll pass on the actual studying part. But did you know students often take their cues from their parents when it comes to learning, growing, and studying? In the article, “The Role of Parents, PBSparents.org puts it this way, one thing remains constant: we are our children’s learning models. Our attitudes about education can inspire theirs and show them how to take charge of their own educational journey.” (http://www.pbs.org/parents/education/going-to-school/supporting-your-learner/role-of-parents/)

That means our attitude—good or bad—toward learning new things will ultimately rub off on our students. Obviously this effects them when it comes to school—but it also impacts their willingness to learn and investigate areas of their faith as well. While we may feel there is value in learning the principles found in the Bible, and though we want our teenagers to begin to develop a faith of their own, with that comes some really tough questions. And fear of not having all the answers can intimidate us into believing it’s a job better left to the church. But what if talking about faith didn’t have to be so scary? What if having all of the answers wasn’t a pre-requisite for having a conversation?

One step any parent can take—no matter where they are in their personal faith journey—is to choose to model curiosity. The reality is, no parent has all the answers. But every parent has the ability to demonstrate a positive attitude toward learning by choosing to learn with their student.  This is true whether the topic is faith, history, literature, or Calculus. That’s why many schools have encouraged parents to see themselves as co-learners with their student. Seeing their parents model a healthy willingness to learn has a huge impact on the students’ attitudes.

So when you don’t know, ask questions. Find answers—together. No matter the subject, involve your student in the process. In doing so, you’ll teach them the confidence to do the same

Try This
Did you know you don’t even have to believe something to learn from it? Think about it, did you ever learn something from a fiction book, even though you didn’t believe it actually happened? Probably so. Even if you aren’t sure whether you believe the Bible and all its teachings, you owe it to yourself (and to your child) to read at least part of the book that has so shaped our culture. If you do believe the Bible is true and accurate, that’s all the more reason to give it your time and attention.

This week, try reading just one verse and encourage your student to read the same one. You can cut out the card below. Write out a response to the question and then compare answers next time you’re together. It doesn’t have to be anything profound. Just a simple take-away that each of you can share with the other.

Get connected to a wider community of parents at www.orangeparents.org.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Wecome to the LSM parent blog

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10:38 AM
Dear parent,

Thank you for allowing us to partner with you for the good of your student(s).  We are excited about the good things going on at LSM.  The most important change we have made is we have united with the Rethink Group to network with nationally recognized student leaders.  What this means to us is that we have access to some of the best resources for teaching and leadership development in the country only a click away.

Each new series we will post on this blog a Parent Cue, which will introduce you to the teaching and give you ideas how to reinforce it in your home.  Click the link to see the first Parent Cue for the coming series.

In addition to the Parent Cue you will see us on Twitter, Face Book, and Instagram posting bite size quotes from our weekly lessons.

Thanks for your patience and prayers as we continue to search for God's leader for our student ministry.  Until we find this person you can expect your church to do all it can to partner with you for your children's sake.

Sincerely,
Craig Walker
Lead Pastor, Lifeway Church

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

CHANGE: Parent CUE

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6:17 PM

 We’re Teaching This:
Do you ever wonder if your life would be better with just a little more money? Of course you do! Maybe you want to buy more clothes, more music, or maybe you want to go to a concert with your friends.  Wanting money is a no-brainer. But is that all there is to it? Is our only role with money to spend what we have and want more when it’s gone? As students, it’s easy to feel powerless when it comes to cash. Someone else pays the bills. Someone else makes the decisions. But what if I told you that you have more power than you realize? You have the power to help your family, change your habits, and even impact others in a big way. The truth is, money matters. Right here. Right now. And when you choose to change the way you think about it, God can do some big things in you and even bigger things through you.

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Think About This:
Remember when you couldn’t wait a certain TV show came on? Or you couldn’t wait to get the new album by your favorite artist? Or you couldn’t wait for someone to get off the phone so you could talk to your friends? These days, it seems like waiting and anticipation are long gone. Movies and tv are on-demand. Downloads are instant. Friends are just a click away.

While these conveniences aren’t bad, the get-it-now mentality can easily drift into other areas of our life. We want a new phone before the contract is up. We want a new iPad, even when the old one works fine. The faster we get something new, the faster we expect to receive other things. And, especially for students, it becomes easy to mistake, “I want it now” for “I deserve it now”.   

In his blog post, Pace Yourself, Pace Your Kids, author Tim Elmore says, We must figure out how to pace our students, exposing them to measured amounts of possessions and appropriate experiences as they mature. In other words, if we give our students everything they want now, there will be nothing to look forward to later.  He goes on to offer some advice to parents, struggling to help their student master the art of anticipation:

1.      Pace the sequence of possessions and experiences, allowing for a bigger and better one, as they mature. For instance, you might plan…a trip across the U.S. when they're in middle school and a trip overseas when they're in high school.

2.     Don't fall into the trap of comparisons. Other parents may win brownie points with their kids because they give them too much, too soon. Those kids are "wowed" in the moment, … may have difficulty managing expectations as young adults

Pacing what we give our students, allowing anticipation to build, is certainly not easy. But it does help them learn to be content with what they have, right here and right now.

From http://growingleaders.com/blog/pace-pace-kids-2/

Try This
Nothing can help a student be content with what they have more than noticing what they have. Often, students have no idea how much money goes into everything that is provided for them. Things like electricity, water, clothing, and transportation. Consider inviting your student to join you as you work on the family budget. He or she can…
1.     Ask for his or her help with the math.
2.     Ask for input on where the family could save money.
3.     Ask students to help you find a way to be more generous.

Not only will it help students to see where money goes on their behalf, but seeing a real budget, in a real house, can help them make wise choices with their own money as they enter adulthood.
Get connected to a wider community of parents at www.orangeparents.org.

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