Teens are invited to come watch the Super Bowl and hang out at Pastor Darren's House.
Bring a snack or drinks to share. Meet at Pastor Darrens house at 5:00pm and pick up will be after the game is finished. (Usually around 9:00pm)
Encourage your student to attend and invite their friends to come along.
This is our annual fundraiser for the student ministries. We encourage students to make desserts to be auctioned off and work during the auction and lasagna dinner. Students will help fill drinks, clear trash from tables, help display desserts that are being auctioned off, help during the bidding process, and help clean and set up the sanctuary after the event. All proceeds are divided evenly among the students that participate and help work the dinner and action.
The lasagna dinner will begin after the morning service.
If you are planning on making a dessert, please contact Marci Marquis and let her know what you are making. This helps us not have students making the exact same thing, and helps us keep track of the number of desserts that will be coming. We also ask that the desserts be made by the students or family members.
If you would be willing to help make Lasagna for our dinner, please contact Paula Brown. We are estimating to have 150 people stay for the auction.
Early Bird Registration Closes February 28th.
Registration and Registration payment are done online.
Early Bird Registration Cost:$75.00 (Does NOT include Hotel. There will be an additional hotel cost that will be paid to Regency Park NYI due in March)
Go to -http://www.regencypark.org/registration-forms to begin registration
Our NYI Council will meet Sunday March 1st after the morning service.
If you did not get registered for the Early Bird Price you have until March 15th to register. No registrations will be taken after Sunday March 15th.
Registration Cost - $95.00 (Paid online at time of Registration)
Hotel Cost - $45.00(Paid to Regency Park NYI) Hotel cost is due Sunday March 15th
Go To - http://www.regencypark.org/registration-forms to begin registration
Join us for a night of roller skating during Spring Break. This is an all church event, there will be no Wednesday activities at the church.
Cost is $6.00 to skate
Join us for an amazing few days on the campus of Southern Nazarene University. We will have powerful and fun music with Royal Company (worship band at NCY 2019), impactful messages, and great competitions and games. Join over 1000 students from across Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas.
This is a great week for our students to meet and compete with students from across our Region, as well as see all that Southern Nazarene University has to offer. It is never too early for your student to start thinking about college and Extravaganza is a great way for your student to spend a few days on campus, even Jr. High Students.
The last 6 months I've been conducting a little experiment; but, instead of using rats... I used my daughter.
No, I didn't cage her, send her through a maze and reward her with pellets. I did something a little more drastic in most conservative parenting circles: I freed her from all rules and restrictions at age 17½.
Some of our friends thought we were nuts, and at times... we wondered. But we refrained from retightening our grip.
This week my daughter turned 18, and I'm absolutely fascinated with what I've learned in the last year. For the last 6 months she's had the freedom to hang out with whoever she wants, go where she wants, and stay out as late as she wants (this sounds like a Miley Cyrus song). The results were amazing!
Our theory was basically this: Start strict, and loosen up as our kids get older, eventually freeing them from all boundaries by age 17½. We figured, they can do whatever they want when they're 18 anyway, so why not get there six months early while they're still under our shadow? (Doug Fields and I now teach this as a parenting workshop, based on our workbook.)
Well, now my daughter is 18, so some of what was just "theory" has been truly tried and tested in my home. So I thought I'd share with you some of our observations over the last few years:
- During the early toddler years, my kids didn't notice we were strict. They grew up learning, If they say it, they mean it!
- Any progress we made toward open communication and making them feel safe was thwarted by my angry outbursts, an overreaction to their mess-ups. "I better not tell Dad, because he's just gonna flip out!"
- As our kids grew into their teens, we had to be proactive and literally force ourselves to 'release the grip' and let them make decisions instead of us making all the decisions for them. "Dad, can I download Lady Gaga?" "No!... I mean... let's take a look at her lyrics and tell me your thoughts."
- By the time my daughter was 16 and then 17, we began letting her make big decisions, like, "Can I go to the Homecoming Dance?" We'd tell her, "You make the decision, then let's talk about it and see how you think it turned out."
- By the time 17½ came, "no rules" wasn't such a big deal. She had been making most decisions by herself by then anyway. She was actually in Uganda on a missions trip the day she turned 17½.
- Once she was 17½, she kept asking us permission to go places. I would always have to remind her, "You can do whatever you think is best."
- Discussions with us were no longer about trying to convince us to give her permission---she already had that. Now conversations were about what she was learning from her decisions, good and bad.
- I actually haven't disagreed with any decision she made in the last 6 months.
Now she's 18... and it's really not much different around here.
How about you? Are you preparing your kids for the day when they will have to think for themselves?