Rite of Passage

Rite of Passage

Key Resource: Understanding Your Young Teen by Mark Oestreicher

Key Events: 6th Grade Preview, Student Membership Class, Parent/Child Relationship Events 

Stage Commitments: Download here

Parenting Tips

Come:

  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.               

Grow:

  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.

Serve:

  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.

Go:

  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.