Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

Key Resource: Understanding Your Young Teen by Mark Oestreicher

Key Events: Next Step Class for 6th Grade (parents), Student Membership Class, Parent/Child Relationship Events 

Stage Commitments: Download here

Parenting Tips


  1. On Sunday, look at your student’s listening guide from The Basement and discuss what they learned.
  2. Attend a Middle School Ministry Night of Praise with your student and discuss the importance of worship before or after.               


  1. Use the 5 Conversations book as a guide for a series of conversations with your student.
  2. Encourage your student to have regular devotions, and talk about their devotions, and yours, while driving to school, practice, etc.


  1. Serve together at an Ingleside event (Fall Family Festival, Xtreme Week, etc.).
  2. Have conversations about your student’s gifts and interests, and help them find a way to use those to serve other believers.


  1. Participate in a missions-oriented ministry together (Operation Christmas Child, Storehouse, etc.).
  2. Tell your student about a time when you shared the gospel with someone, and help them think through what they would say in a similar situation.

Click here to find out more about our Middle School Ministry.