Resources for your families to do Bible study at home continue to be sent on Fridays via email.
This summer there will be two small groups- one for rising 7-8 graders and one for 9-12 graders. If your student would like to join one of these small groups meeting in July and August, please see the registration button to learn more. Registration for these groups is open until Wednesday, July 8.
Does your family have a need in the middle of this crisis? Whether it is prayer or a physical need, please let us know, we are here for you. Share needs via email and prayer requests using the form below.
I have given more of my time to social media in the last month than I care to admit. You might feel the same way. We might even be ready to turn it off altogether. For the sake of your students, I would encourage you to stay engaged. Posts presenting hard truths of what is happening in the world around us are on all media platforms and our students are viewing them too.
In this time of civil unrest on top of the pandemic there have been many movements rising and garnering attention. A trend that has specifically caught my eye from a student ministry perspective is the number of Instagram accounts called "Black @". These Black @ accounts are popping up, representing school districts and other organizations all over the country where people of color are sharing their experiences of prejudice and racism. These Instagram accounts are giving a platform for what was once silent and hidden to become public. Within a matter of two weeks, all major school districts in the Richmond area have an account dedicated to sharing the stories of current students, alumni, and faculty.
I would encourage you to use the links below to look at these different pages and stories and wonder what your student might have witnessed. Ask them how they might respond if they happened to be in the room when an act as described happened.
The Resource Trail
Regardless of having an Instagram account or not, you can view the following pages and read the stories shared.