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NEXT STEPS FOR PARENTS

JOURNEY KIDS

Journey Kids is focused on partnering with families to help kids take first and next steps in their relationships with Jesus and each other. Our curriculum is based on a simple idea referred to as “being orange”. The idea is to combine YELLOW (the light of God) with RED (the love of the family) to create the combined influence of ORANGE in the lives of our kids. Two combined influences tend to create a greater impact than two influences alone. We want to provide fun and instruction on Sunday mornings, but also resources for parents to use at home. This provides the potential to make a significant impact on your children, your family, and the legacy that will be created by being a follower of Jesus. 

Here's more information on Journey Kids and what happens on Sundays and check out the resources below to help you as a parent:

JOURNEY KIDS: TAKE HOME SHEETS
It's our desire to help equip you as parents with things to encourage your kids to take their next steps with God throughout the week. You can get a Take Home Sheet at church when you pick up your child or you can download them on the Kids Page. Here's a few ways to make the most of your take home sheets:

1) Start small. Take one thing, make it a habit, and then pick something else. Develop it as a routine: same time and same place.

2) Don't rush it. Take your time and make it special between you and your child.

3) Be consistent and keep at it even if it's awkward at first.

iPAD APP
This app for phone or tablet from Orange can give you ideas to make the most of your time in the car, around the dinner table, or when you are just hanging out. It also reinforces things taught in Journey Kids. Download it from iTunes for $1.99 here

ORANGE PARENTS BLOG
This blog has a lot of parenting ideas on how to influence your kids and build a foundation for their best life. It connects families to a wider community of parents and leaders to expand parenting skills, ideas & influence. Check it out here.

BIBLE APP FOR KIDS
There is a free interactive Bible App for Kids available for download here.

 

JOURNEY TEENS

We have age specific groups for students in 6th-12th grades. Our leaders try to be on the frontlines of students lives to help teens take next steps in their relationships with God, their parents and peers. Check out more details about Journey Teens here

TEENS & THE BIBLE
If you are encouraging your teen to spend time with God, you might want to check out this website. It has a daily Bible reading and thoughts. It might be something you do as a family around the dinner table sometime.

BIBLE APP QUESTIONS
We have this resource with readings, thoughts and questions that connects with what we talk about each Sunday at The Journey. You can use the Running Partner Questions as a tool for your family or encourage your teen spend some personal time with God each week by using this resource. The Bible App & Running Partner Questions are available on the page for your site: Pontaluna Exit Site or the North on M120 Site.