This is the time of year that many transitions and graduations are happening around the country. It can be especially hard for many parents and kids as this happens. We sent this to all of our parents in the student ministry hoping that this can help out in someway. I also hope that this article can help you or someone else out as well.
Transition in Student Ministry
Students accepting or rejecting their walk with God is happening younger and younger. We can focus all of our attention on students who graduate from high school to college, but the truth is, we need to start even younger.
We must work hard to make the transition as easy as possible for all students. The best thing we can do is to keep everything consistent. Second Students works hard to keep students in a small group separated by gender and grade with a consistent small group leader. You know it takes a village to raise a child, and we agree. We do all we can to make sure we have the best volunteers when it comes to working with your students. We believe in our adult leaders and give them as many resources as possible for them to best serve the students.
We plan many events and activities throughout the year to build that student/volunteer relationship. These are key for getting to know the students, earn their trust, and begin investing in their lives.
We also believe in providing opportunities for your student to serve both on Sunday mornings and on Wednesday nights. We have seen that though transitions can be hard, when a student serves, this creates ownership. This too, translates into consistency.
We want transition of your student to be as easy as possible for your family. We want to come along side your family and make these next few years the best yet. Our goal is to add to the already strong foundation your family has set and see your student grow in their walk with the Lord.
Please let us know if there is any way we can help. We look forward to watching your family be impacted by God through this transition.