Weekly Youth Meetings on Wednesdays, 6pm - 7pm
PARHAM ROAD YOUTH
Anchorage ăng′kər-ige (ang kerridge)
Commonly a noun: the condition of being anchored; while not directionally controlled, the anchored object has free movement inside a well-defined area, realm, or distance. While free movement occurs inside of the Anchorage area, defined boundaries halt movement across the boundary. From any direction, you have free movement back to the Anchorage's center point.
Do kids have dynamic Anchorage?
What would you think about after conversing with a highly focused, self-aware, & self-confident 18-year old—or 13-year old—or a 16-year old?
a. So typical b. How unusual c. That’s surreal!
I believe that most would pick “c.” But why? In 21st century America, kids don’t grow up learning household or farming tasks which frame a work ethic. They rarely begin their day with prayer or biblical persuasions—which develop an understanding of Morality and Ethical behaviors--which leads to strong character formation.
As a whole, American teens don't have peers with sound, strong, and forward-looking life objectives. Today's youth are self-focused and make short-sighted decisions. Far too many move and think with peer pressure alone. When's the last time you heard sound and insightful advice from a 16 year-old?
Peers are part of life, and necessarily a major influence across teen groups. But, the vast majority provide no anchorage through their influences. At worst, they can lead one another into dangerous waters.
At Parham Road, my primary goal is to build, over time, a dynamic and strong anchorage point for our youth. That anchorage point is based on The Way, The Truth, & The Life. Everything we do; everything I teach; and, everything we offer is designed to develop highly-focused kids with intrinsically-defined boundaries. With Jesus as the anchor, and biblically-based boundaries, our kids are learning how to live life to the fullest without damaging consequences. . .
- Rev. John Gillam, Youth Minister
Wednesday Nights 6:00pm - 7:00pm
A variety of activities and studies
Current Series is based on the book of Jonah
Sunday Mornings 8:45am - 9:45am
Grades 6-8 (Middle-School Age)
Bible-in-Life: Lessons for Today. Faith for a Lifetime (series by David C. Cook)
Led by Sharon Williams & Becky Newcomb
Grades 9-12 (High-School Age)
Sticky Faith (series by Dr. Kara E. Powell & and Brad M. Griffin)
Led by Kenneth & Angela Miller
Upcoming Youth Events
Final Fundraising Car-wash for FUGE Camp
$2.00 per game + shoes $2.00
$6.00 all you can bowl (two hours)
$2.00 off pizza with purchase
Cancelled for 2020
Slip 'n Slide Kickball
August 7 (Friday)
"I can only Imagine"
Snacks, Food, and & Beverages Provided
September 11 (Friday)
Location to be Determined
Have you Read?
Christian Clichés to Rediscover Biblical Truths
Jeff Myers & David C Cook
- J. Warner Wallace & David C Cook
from Anxiety in Every Circumstance
- John MacArthur & David C Cook
What do you think about COVID-19?
Francis Chan talks to the Church about the Pandemic
Kids & the Coronavirus
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
A Parental Resource