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The preteen years can be tricky and stressful as children make the journey into adulthood.

During these critical years “tweens” are figuring out who they are and how they fit into the world. It’s a time when they need to own their faith, and they begin discovering where they fit into the faith community.

Rites of Passage is designed to help 6th and 7th graders understand God’s purpose for their lives, become rooted in their faith, and prepare for the challenges that lie ahead in the teen years.

The Format: Rites of passage will comprise of six MONTHLY sessions held on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. at the church on the second floor.

Next class December 9





Part 1: The first two sessions (November 11th and December 9th) will based on “The Purpose Driven Life” by Rick Warren. We will answer the question: “What on earth am I here for?”

Part 2: The third & fourth sessions (dates to be announced) will explore the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

Part 3: The final two sessions (dates to be announced) will be based on the book, “Age of Opportunity,” and is designed for parents and preteens to attend together. The goal is to help families form strong trusting relationships that will help them through what can often be a difficult stage. Parents will learn ways they can support their preteen in making right choices. Preteens will learn about their responsibilities to God and to their parents, the importance of respect and accountability, how to make wise choices, how to seek wisdom and advice, and how to grow in character and integrity as they follow Christ.