Hello Mix Parents
We are so excited that you are involved in your student’s spiritual life, and we hope to provide you with quality resources to help you continue your student’s spiritual growth outside of Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Books We Recommend
Most parents have so many demands on their time that they can’t be the kind of parent they desire to be. They need to know the Orange Factor: Two combined influences will make a greater impact on kids than just two influences. And it’s true. Parents who partner with the faith community are the best way to bring the next generation into the family of God-and keep them there.
• “I know God should be the only thing that satisfies, but if it could be Him and my friends, then I could be happy.”
• “It seems like I have been struggling with depression forever. I always feel like I am not good enough.”
Maybe you can identify. Trying to listen to the right voices can be difficult. This book has been written by friends who will help you find the Truth. Maybe your heart is telling you that some things in your life are way off course. Certain habits and relationships have left you confused and lonely. This is not the way it’s supposed to be.
As parents, we need to do everything we can to enhance our children’s relationship with us, to influence their relationships with those outside the home, and most importantly, to advance their relationship with God. Parental Guidance Required was written to help parents ask themselves the important questions: Am I economizing my time with my child, or am I investing in my child by carefully developing the quality of our relationship over the long haul? Am I striving to control the influence that friends have in my child’s life? Am I nurturing a healthy, eternal perspective that will help my child to weather the inevitable storms of life? Parental Guidance Required is a great read when it comes to fighting for relationships with your students.
We all long to live with more purpose, passion, and joy. Yet in the middle of our hectic lives, the God-sized dreams that have the potential to lead us into all God has planned for us are the ones that tend to get lost. With her intimate, approachable style and constant encouragement, Wall Street Journal bestselling author Holley Gerth invites women to rediscover the desires God has given them–and then dare to pursue them.
With the enthusiasm and honesty that we all want from our closest friend, Holley encourages women to overcome excuses–too busy, too late, too far out of my comfort zone–and believe that their God-sized dreams can become reality. She takes readers by the hand and says, “Yes! You can do this! Let’s go!” then guides them forward with grace and wisdom. A licensed counselor and certified life coach, Holley insightfully combines inspiration with practical application in this powerful, positive book.
Through a two-part journey (“Dark” and “Light”), Tindell Baldwin details how she said goodbye to her family’s God and pursued popularity at all costs while climbing the social chain in high school. During a night of partying, she even encountered the man suspected of killing Natalee Holloway in Aruba. But God did not leave Tindell. The “Light” part of her story shows how she reconnected with God, changed her ways, and discovered abundant and real life through Christ.
We intentionally schedule time together at the end of each month during the school year to accomplish a few things:
- Get in the loop with future events.
- Q & A Opportunities.
- Be with other parents who are in the same stage of life.
When Are These Meetings?
- 2017 dates coming soon.
Parent Forums are held in the Student Room on the Neighborhood Church campus.