Parent Newsletter // April 17, 2019
SAVE THE DATE!
Ablaze Summer Parent Meeting
April 28, 2019 // 10:30 AM // Building B
A Prayer for a Parent to Offer Today
I was encouraged by this, with thoughts to pray over my teenagers and our students. Just wanted to pass it on!

Heavenly Father, we are so thankful you are the dreamer, planner, bankroller, and builder of everything that lasts—including the lives of our students. Children are your gracious gift to us; not our science project to perfect, a horse to break in, a new sport to master, or a means of personal validation.
Continue to expose and free us from the faith-less, grace-less, law-heavy ways we parent, Father. Free us from over-stressing our kids and under-believing the gospel.
Forgive us for being more anxious than loving—more likely to nag and correct without ceasing, than pray and trust you without ceasing. We put unfair pressure on our children when we parent more by fear, threat, and pride; and less by faith, prayer, and grace.
Only your Spirit can make the gospel beautiful and believable to anybody, including our offspring. Only you can give anyone a new heart, and you joyfully do so. You’ve called us to parent as an act of worship—to parent “as unto you.” Show us what this looks like, Father.
Since our kids are your inheritance, Father, teach us how to care for them as humble stewards, not as anxious owners; as hopeful encouragers, not as self-appointed sheriffs. Grant us quick repentance when we fail them. Keep teaching us how to love and serve our children, “in line with the truth of the gospel” ( Gal. 2:14 ). We pray in Jesus’ faithful and powerful name, Amen.

Adapted from: Scotty Smith, The Gospel Coalition

Praying for you and your family!
-Chris
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Ablaze Tonight! Sorry Not Sorry #6
As we disciple our children, our role is to show them how God's Word leads us to understand that when we live by the Spirit and are slaves to Jesus, we are set free and can do so much more. 

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Quick and simple ways you can be intentional with your student after Life Group.


2019 Senior Celebration


Who : 2019 graduating seniors & their parents
When:  May 5, 2019
Sunday morning service & 6:30-8:30 PM
Where:  CrossBridge Community Church

Email Morgan if you have any questions!
HS / MS Camp Summer 2019
Save The Date / Register Early / Save Money
High School Camp 2019
Who:  9th-12th Grade Students
When:  June 9-15, 2109
Where:  Daytona Beach, Florida
Cost:  $720 (No Fundraising Required)
$500 (Fundraising Required)
Click  here  for more information and to register online

Middle School Camp 2019
Who : 6th-8th Grade Students
When:  June 24-28, 2019 
Where:  South Padre Island, TX
Cost:  $450 (No Fundraising Required)
$400 (Fundraising Required)
Click  here  for more information and to register online
Praying for Students


Praying for your student(s), and your family is the most important way we partner with you!

The Wednesday Night Prayer Team faithfully prays for students every week during Ablaze.
This information remains private and is only shared with our prayer team.

Click here to submit a prayer request.
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