Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Let God be God in Your Children's Lives

I read this article by Rick Warren this morning.  As a parent I was encouraged and convicted all at the same time.  I wanted to pass this on to you.

Click HERE to read the article.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Bass Update...

Hi Parents,

Just wanted to let you know that if your high schooler is signed up for Bass Lake, they should be receiving the packing list and balance due information in the mail by this week.  If you have any questions until then, go ahead and call Marguerite at the church and she will be able to help (909-629-5277, ext 3038; email:

Thanks for letting us partner with you as your raise your high schoolers for Jesus.  Take care.

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Hi there parents,

This is just a quick reminder to let you know that Bass Lake registration forms are due tomorrow morning with your high schooler's $50.00 deposit.  Have your high schooler give their registration and deposit to Ashley Copenhaver at high school worship (9:45, b-building).  If you have any questions, go ahead and call Marguerite at the church (909-629-5277, ext. 3038).  Thanks.

What a ride,


Thursday, June 3, 2010


That's right. It's right around the corner.  Registration for Bass Lake is due next Sunday, June 13th.  You should have received a registration form in the mail.  If not, please contact the church (909-629-5277, ext. 3038 and speak with Marguerite) or click here to download one.  This is a the big trip of the summer that high schoolers always talk about it.

DATES: July 7-11

COST: $250.00

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What Does Marijuana Do To The Growing Brain?

Read this article.  Important to know.


Another Myth...

Emerging adults behave similarly whether religious or not.

"Actually, emerging adults devoted to religion are significantly more likely to give money, volunteer for community service, decline alcohol and drugs, and abstain from pornography and premarital sex.  For example, 35 percent of non-married emerging adults who are devoted to religion have had sexual intercourse, compared to 67 percent of emerging adults only regularly involved.

"Trouble is, only 5 percent of emerging adults are so devoted to their faith that they attend religious services weekly or read Scripture as much as once or twice per month.  And that group includes Mormons, Muslims, Jews, and all Christian denominations.  Another 14 percent regularly attend religious services a few times per month.  But their behavior often resembles the irreligious more than the devoted.  They practice a different creed: so long as you don't hurt others, almost anything goes.  And since every single person is different, different rules apply, depending on the situation.

"'This, it seems, is not merely basic American individualism,' write Smith and Snell.  'It is individualism raised on heavy doses of multiculturalism and pumped up on the steroids of the postmodern insistence on disjuncture, difference, and differences 'going all the way down.''"

Taken from The Leadership Journal article by Collin Hansen titled, "5 Myths about Merging Adult Faith."

Just Giving You A Heads Up...

I wanted to let you know that tonight at Wednesdays at PFB we will be looking at Song of Solomon 4.  This is a very graphic passage of Scripture as we take a look at the young married couple in their honeymoon suite.  I'm convinced that this is necessary for us to look at as a ministry so that this next generation has a biblical view and understanding of a sexual relationship between a husband and wife.

I would appreciate your prayers for tonight as we dive into this topic.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Myth...

I was reading an artical by Collin Hansen in Leadership Journal called, "5 Myths About Emerging Adult Faith".  As I read through it, myth number two stood out to me and I wanted to pass it on to you.

"Emerging adults reject their parents' religious influence."

"As children approach the teenage years, their parents anticipate conflict.  Because many parents worry about dragging their teens to church against their will, many resign themselves to parental irrelevance.  Yet Smith and Snell find that most emerging adults fall into their parents' religious patterns one way or another.  Still, parents are slow to realize they need to change how they relate to foster maturity and independence.

"'So just at the time when teenagers most need engaged parents to help them work out a whole series of big questions about what they believe, think, value, feel, are committed to, and want to be and become, in many cases, their parents are withdrawing from them,' Smith and Snell lament."

PARENTS: Hang in there as you continue to raise your kids to love Jesus.  Don't give up.  Keep pressing on.  We're praying for you.