Welcome our new Co-Director of Youth Ministry!
We are so excited to officially announce that, my wife, Shannon Dunn, will be joining the staff as the co-director of youth ministry. She will be helping with all things Build related as well as helping launch a 4-5-6 ministry in August. Shannon has been attending this church since she was in the 3rd grade, has been a deacon, and been on staff in the youth department before. She has her BA in Youth Ministry from Colorado Christian University and is working on a Masters of Theology at Fuller Seminary. Her passion is to love, support, and advocate for Youth and Families. Shannon loves succulents, essential oils, a good bowl of Pho, and going to the beach with her family. Please feel free to reach out to her to welcome her or if you have any questions!
e-mail: [email protected]
August Series: "Rhythm"
For most of us, when we hear the word “worship,” we think about singing songs at church. But could there be more to worship than just music and words on a screen? In this series, we’ll find out what it looks like to worship God with our whole lives. As we do, we’ll see that when we find the right rhythm to our worship, we’ll also find ourselves walking in better rhythm with the God we’re worshiping.
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’”
MARK 12:30 NIV
When: First Sunday of every month is Communion Sunday so we stay in the service at 10:15am
Where: Sanctuary - Youth are welcome to sit with us in the balcony
Series: Rev. Dr. Greg Hughes Preaching
When: Sunday at 10:15am
Where: Welcome Room/Fellowship Hall
August Series: "Rhythm" Session 1 - Joel Teaching
Your relationship with God grows when you’re in a rhythm with Him.
Mark 12:30 NIV
Donuts: Yes. Always yes.
6th - 12th graders are invited to join us for dinner, games, swimming, & fun at the Bennett's Home in Calabasas. Don't forget to wear an appropriate swim suit and bring a towel. Please e-mail [email protected] or text Shannon @ 818-518-6201 for the address.
When: August 12th - DATE CHANGE!
Where: Disneyland! We will meet at church and drive together. You are responsible for buying your own ticket before we go.
Who: 7th - 12 Grade Students
Spots are limited! Please sign up on the link HERE.
Getting your teenagers talking can be quite a challenge. You've probably had a conversation that went like this:
Parent: Did you have a good day?
Parent: What did you do?
Parent: Did anything exciting happen?
Parent: Any plans for the weekend?
Teen: Not really.
Some of the challenge in parent-teen conversation is due to the type of questions parents ask. When parents ask questions that can be answered with one or two words, they usually don't lead to great conversations.
To get your family talking, try using open-ended questions that create the possibility for more engagement in conversation. These won't guarantee long answers from your teen, but the more thought you put into the questions you ask, the better the chances are that your kids will engage with you.
Here are some suggestions for open-ended questions which may help you get thinking about creating your own:
- What was your understanding of what happened when _____________?
- What would you like to see happen when you ____________?
- What do you think caused them to ____________?
- What were the two best things that happened to you today?
- What was the most surprising thing about your day?
- What do you hope your life will look like 10 years from now?
- How has your opinion of our family changed over the years?
- If you could change something about our family, what would it be?
- If you had to choose, what would you say is the best decision you've ever made?
- What sorts of things are most important to you in life right now?
For The Glory of God,
Joel Dunn & Shannon Dunn
Co - Directors of Youth Ministry
Malibu Presbyterian Church