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5678 Small Group Registration

What is this? We are making a BIG improvement for all of our students in 5th-8th grade at Mount Pleasant Christian Church regarding their Small Group experience. And it starts with registration. Why? No one has more potential to influence a child than a parent. But...a parent isn't the only influence a child needs.  Small … Continue reading 5678 Small Group Registration

Links from 2018 Parents Meeting

We shared lots of links during our 2018 Parents Meeting on May 1. Here they all are in one simple location. Enjoy! Video and Resource Links Parent Cue Think Orange Phase Guides Pass It On Online Parenting Resources Hub Online Events Hub Double Dog Dare-a-thon Join our Email List 5th-6th Grade Text Alerts 7th-8th Grade … Continue reading Links from 2018 Parents Meeting

5th-8th Grade Weekend Services Change

When We Added a Third Service In January 2017, Mount Pleasant Christian Church went from one service on Saturdays and two services on Sundays to adding a third service on Sunday mornings. When this happened, we kept our Saturday service for 5th-8th grade and went from one service on Sunday to two services, one at … Continue reading 5th-8th Grade Weekend Services Change

Updated Student Ministries Center Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Designated Drop-Off and Pick-Up Location   The picture above shows our coned-off pavement next to the sidewalk in front of our doors. This is the only place where students should be exiting and entering vehicles on their own. When our service is done, students wait inside these doors, watching for your vehicle to arrive. When … Continue reading Updated Student Ministries Center Drop-Off and Pick-Up Procedures

Combating Shame, Part 2

Parents, Our topic in this month’s Online Parenting Class has been Combating Shame. Almost every teen will experience shame, even if they aren’t able to communicate that is what is happening. Shame is not from God but from the enemy. John 8:44 says there is no truth in the devil, who “is a liar and … Continue reading Combating Shame, Part 2

Parenting Yourself, Part 2

Parents, We’ve been talking in this month’s Online Parenting Class about Parenting Yourself so you can be a better parent to your child. Bryant McGill wrote in his book Simple Reminders: Inspiration for Living Your Best Life, “Taking care of yourself is the most powerful way to begin to take care of others.” What a … Continue reading Parenting Yourself, Part 2

Do I Parent Using Shame?, Part 2

Parents, Shame does not teach a tween or teen to do better, to improve their behavior, or to be a better person; rather, it crushes the person’s spirit, and may even cause them to withdraw. Brene Brown writes that “Shame corrodes the very part of us that believes we are capable of change.” Instead of … Continue reading Do I Parent Using Shame?, Part 2

Discipline Versus Punishment, Part 2

Parents, God calls parents to discipline their children in love. However, sometimes parents slip into “punishment” mode which connects their misbehavior to their identity, which can have long-term negative effects. On top of that, punishment implies repaying someone with what he or she deserves, the opposite of the gospel. Genesis 1:27 says, “God created mankind … Continue reading Discipline Versus Punishment, Part 2

Punishment Versus Discipline, Part 2

Parents, As your teen moves toward adulthood, it is important to begin treating them like adults. However, this does not mean avoiding discipline. Don’t miss this critical time in your child’s life to teach your teen spiritual concepts when disciplining for bad behavior. When your tween or teen chooses to do something he or she … Continue reading Punishment Versus Discipline, Part 2

seventy8 Devotional: August 7-13

As a kid, you probably had an idea of what you wanted to be when you grew up. Maybe you hadn’t locked into a particular profession, but you at least had a picture in your head of what it looks like to be an adult. Chances are you never imagined how difficult it would feel … Continue reading seventy8 Devotional: August 7-13