Posted by Josh Rausch

Hello friends!

This week at 7th & 8th grade youth group we’re going to take a little detour. Last week we had our ‘popcorn’ discussion and one of the questions was “what do you think parents have forgotten about being a kid?” The responses and discussion we had were good and seemed like a topic worth expanding.

The 7th & 8th graders are at an age where their relationships with their parents & families can start changing a lot as they embrace (hopefully) more personal responsibility and start thinking more abstractly about life, the world, and their place in it. Navigating that change can be a tricky thing, so our goal on Sunday will be to help them do that- navigate the changing relationships with their families.

We’ll be looking at a few different verses from God’s Word that deals with child-parent relationships and talk about what God asks of each. We’ll discuss how those still apply to us today in our families. We’ll be discussing:

Exodus 20:12 // Proverbs 22:6 // Ephesians 6:1-4 // 1 Timothy 4:12

The point isn’t to point any fingers, but rather to show that we all have unique roles to fulfill in our families, and that by God’s design, and that we

We’ll end our discussion by reflecting on God’s grace shown to us in Jesus, how that grace now flows out of us, and what that means in our families.

Thanks everyone!