NextGen Ministry takes a team. That team is most effective when rooted in the home, but many parents and young people don’t know how to talk about and process their faith questions and faith journey. Check out these resources that will help you engage and equip the often-overlooked members of your team: the parents and caregivers of the young people you serve. These resources were recommended by Christina Walters, NextGen district representative for the Northwest District.
This is a great resource for parents and church leaders who work with young adults and teenagers specifically. College age is a huge church dropout age. This book addresses the reasons, and how to actually keep young people around and committed to following Jesus.
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It's Just a Phase by The Phase Project
This is a wonderful resource for parents to know the different stages of life kids are in. It educates parents on what each phase/age is dealing with identity-wise, and faith-wise, based on multiple studies and with a Christian perspective.
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