I love the fact that we can load up a couple of buses and take off to an East Texas destination, not too far away, but far enough to getaway and focus on the Lord. The very fact that we are outside in nature, enjoying all that God has created, while detoxing from the screens and the busy schedules, sets up our time to focus building relationships with one another, along with the ultimate relationship, Jesus Christ.
We have had two students give their lives to Christ and pray for more powerful encounters this week. Pray with us, as we wrap up our last full day on Thursday and have our Friday morning ending session.
The Oakwood Student Ministry is taking on the task of providing the TRUNKS for the TRUNK OR TREAT section of the Fall Fest this year. We are going to make this a full on competition for all that participate by bringing a vehicle that is decorated and festive as we love on our community.
As a new 6th Grade Parent, I know that this Middle School Phase can be a challenge, especially as you are new at literally everything in the world of school classes, developmental conversations, orthodontics, food intake, and much… much… MORE!!!
This resource is a simple guide to help YOU AS A PARENT focus in on some key needs in the Middle School Phase.
Parenting Your Sixth Grader
MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY PHASE IN YOUR CHILD’S LIFE
You have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he or she graduates from high school. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow so quickly. It’s as if they change just as you’re starting to figure them out. It all makes the responsibility to shape a child’s faith and character feel overwhelming.
Parenting Your Sixth Grader is a concise guide that simplifies what you need to know about sixth graders in general and offers interactive ways to discover more about your own sixth grader to help you make the most of this phase.
what’s changing about your child over the next 52 weeks,
the 6 things your child needs most,
and 4 conversations to have in this phase.
About the Phase Guides
Parenting Your Sixth Grader is part of a series of books designed especially for busy people. These guides are more than a “journal” but less than a detailed “manual.” Use this book to look ahead at key ways your child will be growing this year: physically, mentally, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Jot down thoughts and observations to help you make the most of this phase.
For more, check out other books in this series: Don’t Miss It, a concise volume to help you parent every week like it counts, and It’s Just a Phase, an in-depth look at each phase, especially for church leaders. These resources are designed in partnership with Parent Cue (ParentCue.org).
About the Phase Project
The Phase Project, including this guide, is a synthesis of personal experience, academic research, and gatherings of leaders and educational experts from across the child development spectrum.
Powered by 30 years of next-generation leadership experience, Stuart serves as Director of Student Leadership and Leadership Networking for Orange (ReThink Group) and also leads INFLUNSR, an organization whose mission is to fuel the next generation of leaders worth following.
Combining a unique balance of self-deprecating, anecdotal humor, iconoclastic insight and powerful application, Stuart speaks to thousands of junior high, high school and college students, student pastors, parents, leaders, and coaches every year through camps, retreats, and special events.
Stuart has co-authored three books: the award-winning The Seven Checkpoints: Seven Principles Every Teenager Needs to Know andMAX Q: Developing Students of Influence with Andy Stanley, and the leadership edition of Wired: For a Life of Worship with Louie Giglio.
Stuart speaks regularly at BigStuf Camps, the Orange Conference, and the Orange Tour. In his spare time (insert sarcasm here), he serves as a volunteer high school varsity girls basketball coach for the Buford High School Lady Wolves, who have recorded seven GHSA state championships, two state runner-up finishes, nine Final Four appearances and one Elite Eight appearance in the last ten years.
Stuart and his beautiful wife Kellee reside north of Atlanta and are the parents of three young adult children: son Grant (a 2017 Duke University graduate and football letterman), daughter Chandler (a senior basketball player at Rollins College), and daughter Cameron (a freshman soccer player at the University of Florida)