"Parent Cue"

Welcome to the “Parent Cue”. Our goal is to update this page weekly with “prompts” (cues) to help you continue to disciple your student beyond what is being discussed during our weekly Youth Group gatherings. Here you’ll find lesson break-downs and some follow-up discussion questions. Because really, we know you’re already incredibly busy doing all the things you should do to invest in your kids and to help them on their way to adulthood—and hopefully out of your house. But just because you are really busy doing great things doesn’t mean it’s easy to stay focused on whatever was talked about at church last Wednesday. Thus, the “Parent Cue”. This is just another way we’re striving to partner with you.

Happy Almost-Valentine's Day! If you're dreading what this holiday means for your teenager, take a deep breath. We're in this with you! Here's what we've got coming up this month as we talk about love and dating.

Here are a few things coming up in MacFREE Student ministry . . . 

This is our annual Middle School Lock-in. The cost is $10 per student and will include "The Alley" in Hutchinson, and a showing of Lego Movie 2.
 Friday, February 15 at 7:00 PM - Saturday, February 16 at 8:00 AM.

HIGH SCHOOL "LATE-NIGHTER" | Thursday, April 18
This High School event is still in the details TBD phase. We do know it will start at 7:00 PM and end at 2:00 AM. (There's no school the next day)

MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMP | July 29- August 2
Parents, get these dates on your calendars!

"We're meant to be." It's how all of our favorite movies, songs, and books talk about love—as if the secret to an amazing relationship is a little bit of destiny, a whole bunch of feelings, and a tiny dash of magic. So it makes sense, when we observe the not-so-perfect, real-life relationships modeled by our friends, parents, and favorite celebrities, that we might start to wonder, “Wait—is that how relationships are meant to be?” In this 4-week series, you'll give students a better lens for evaluating their current and future dating relationships as you help them see that the secret to a relationship that's "meant to be" is to stay close to Jesus, date with purpose, know who you're looking for, and keep sex in the right context.

Don't tell your kid we told you this, okay? But here's a secret. They'll never tell you this, but your teenager wants rules, limits, lines, and guardrails. We're not saying they'll agree with every rule you put in place, but really — the guardrails you set let your teenager know you care. Set them wisely.

If you want to help your teenager make wise decisions with their relationships, it's probably a good idea to talk to them establish good boundaries with their internet and social media habits. That's why we love this new tool, Circle, with Disney. It's the new way for parents like you to manage content and time across all your teenagers' devices. Check it out!

Hey parents, help us out. As the parent of a teenager, what's one thing our church could do to better serve and help you? send an email to zfleming@macfmc.org and let us know!