It’s a Balancing Act—between Faith Development and the Pull from the Rest of the World. The St. James Youth Staff are parents too! They know and understand the demands place on our youth by schools, extra-curricular activities, the community, electronic and social outlets. It’s a tough world out their but as parents we must find a “balance” for our youth.
Parents play an integral role
Parents are the first link to their child’s spiritual learning. The desire and need for Jesus to be in their lives must start at home.
Parents are the life-line to getting the youth to church activities.
Parents are modeling a Christian life by being involved themselves.
Parents need the church family and the other adults who can help guide and impact their children’s lives.
Youth need time to grow
Sunday School, Retreats, and Mission Trips
Service at their church within their community
Youth Group “Fun” Activities
Affirm relationships that are not electronically engaged
Recognize youth for who they are (identity) as an individual and welcoming all