March 23rd 2018
Just want to update you about our Parents Appreciation Lunch,Rise Night, Camp, & our First Camp Fundraiser! Also, wanted to share with you that a few weeks we had 54 teenagers go through Fast Track!(growth track 101,201,301,& 401). If you haven’t already we want to encourage you to talk to your student about Growth Track! We are seeing the classes make a difference in the perspective of our young people! Our goal is not to just have students sit in seats at church but for them to understand the values,mission, & purpose of our church & take ownership for themselves! You can signup for Growth Track at cotr.life & also there is an upcoming Fast Track on April 21st but them to be a part! To sign for Fast Track click here! After Growth Track, the next step is joining our Dream Team, please let me know how we can help your student join any part of our dream team at Uprising & COTR! Your students matter to us! Please let us know how we can better serve your teenager & family!
God is for this generation!
Mark & Nikki
Parents Appreciation Lunch
On Sunday, April 8th following the 11am service in the Uprising youth center, we will be having lunch for our Parents in grades 6-12 & families! How important it is to teach honor but give the students an opportunity to honor their parents! Our youth ministry is so thankful for our parents who sacrifice so much & invest so much into our teens! Your son or daughter will be serving you lunch, honoring you, & we will share information on camp to make sure our Parents have everything they need for Camp as well. The lunch will be 1 hr & will begin shortly after 11am service! To RSVP Click here
Rise Night April 22nd
Rise Night is on Sunday, April 22nd at 5:30pm with special guest from Dallas, Texas “Chase Manhattan”. Chase is only 18 years old, he raps,sings,produces, & DJs but best of all he has passion for Jesus & share with others his faith! NO charge to attend, Parents are welcome to attend!
Camp Registration is now open!
Uprising Youth Camp is June 24-27. Featuring six flags, trampoline park, services, team competitions & more! We have sold out the past 3 years, so we encourage to register your student today! To register or more info click here
First Camp Fundraiser
Following each service on Saturday, April 28-29, our students will be serving in the foyer & at Raising Canes Mid Rivers in Cottleville! 15% will be donated to help students attend camp & will be divided out equally. To get credit your student would need to sign in at Uprising Hub or on site at Raising Canes.
We believe it is our privilege to partner with you in the spiritual development of your student. In our effort to do this, we try to offer the most exciting experiences possible to encourage students to connect with God.
Having Problems With Your Student?
We encourage you to bring your student to our Uprising service every Wednesday at 7pm for Grades 6-12 & Sunday 9am & 11am for Grades 6-8. Ask for Mark or Nikki or any staff member, and we would be happy to connect them with other students. We are happy to meet with your student, but recommend that they attend a youth service to break the ice, build trust with our team and be more open to meet. Also, we cannot overstate the importance of bringing your student to youth services and events. Each service and event gives them opportunity to build Godly relationships and puts them in an environment that challenges him or her to grow. Lastly, we try to post helpful relevant resources on Parenting & also updates from Parent Meetings, we encourage you to take some time & take a look at the articles below.
Here is our handout from the meeting with upcoming dates, opportunities to get involved, things we are believing for in Uprising.
70% of students who grow up in church once they graduate are leaving the church all together.
Here are 3 Ways we can make partner together & make difference to change that statistic.
A.On how much phone time they get.
B.Review their cell phone
C.Watch out for cyber bullying
D.Our example speaks louder than our words
“Friendships are created with serving”
A.The average time our youth ministry gets with your child is 85-102 hours per year (including JV & Wednesday nights)
B.School gets 900-1000 hours in one school year
C. Students need to serve somewhere! Volunteering eliminates consumers & helps teach them how to be contributors
A.Serving at Rise Night , Wed, or JV
B. Sharing with other Parents
C. Sowing financially
Check out this great article by Tim Elmore about a rising trend called Nomophobia. You may have this phobia yourself, but it is even more likely that your teen does.
Warning: this article may cause you to take a hard look at your own habits as well as your children’s, but it is definitely worth a read. You can find it here
Encouragement for Single Parents
This is a great short read by Dr. Dobson for Single Parents. Dr. Dobson has many great books on Parenting. This article is an encouraging read for Single Parents. You can find it here
What Parents Should Say as Their Kids Perform
This is a very interesting article by Tim Elmore on how we should talk to our kids and helps Parents avoid mistakes. You can find it here
15 Sites and Apps Kids Are Heading to Beyond Facebook
Here is a great article on 15 of the most common apps and websites that teens are using, and why they could be dangerous from commonsensemedia.org . To read which apps and websites to potentially look out for, you can find the article here