As we roll through the summer, we understand that many parents and students have questions about the new student model. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions to help you and your family navigate the change.
Why are we changing the student model?
As we seek to make fully devoted followers of Christ, we want to equip and give parents the opportunity to worship with and intentionally disciple their students this summer.
What do Friday night student services look like?
The primary focus of Friday night services is discipleship. Friday night services opens up the window for students to meet other students, and leaders to build relationships with the students. Friday night services include worship and a short teaching before students split into small groups for discipleship and game time. Where student leaders are intentional about caring for their students.
What do I do with my kid since he/she is too young and gets bored too quickly?
This is an opportunity for parents to be accountable to their children and make sure they are listening to the message. It also creates an opportunity for parents to engage with their children after service and discuss what was taught, answer any questions, and help them apply the lesson to their own lives.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
Will you offer anything for my kids during Sunday service?
The primary focus of the new CF Student model is to have parents worship with their child(ren). We know that some families stay for multiple services. If this is the case, we would like to see students join their parents for a worship service and then serve in a ministry for another. If they have attended a service and served, then we will have a small group available for them to participate in.
How long will this new method be for?
We are trying this out for the summer. After the end of these six weeks, we will prayerfully consider our next steps.
I can’t take my child on Fridays. Do you offer something else during the week/Sunday?
Some campuses have Student small groups throughout the week outside of Friday services. Ask your student pastor if your campus offers additional small groups that your student may attend.
What are the times and locations of your Friday services?
Click here to see our times and locations.
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