Junior High Bible Study
Location: Corner Bakery Brea, CA
Time: Thursday’s 7pm - 8:30pm
High School Bible Study
Location: Corner Bakery Brea, CA
Time: Friday’s 9am - 10:30am
MVMT SUMMER CAMP
About Summer Camp on July 26-28...
The MVMT YTH Summer Camp 2019: “Best Life Now”
God is moving in your life right NOW. There is no need to wait. When we seek God first above all else, everything else will be taken care of. We can encounter the love, power, and presence of God right NOW, wherever we are. Following Jesus is the BEST LIFE possible. Let’s go!
Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
1 Chronicles 16:11
Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened or dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Friday, July 26-Sunday, July 28
Arrive at The Cause Church on Friday at 9:30am
Return to The Cause Church on Sunday at 3pm
Mile High Pines Camp (Angelus Oaks, CA 92305) https://www.milehighpines.com/
Junior High and High School Students (7th-12th grade)
Why Go to Camp?
· To have the best weekend of your summer – three jam-packed days of insane fun and awesome memories!
· To hang with your friends and make new ones!
· To encounter Jesus in a fresh, powerful way!
Daniel Fernandez from Freedom House.
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Summer is upon us, which means families’ schedules and activities look very different with camps, vacations, and more free time.
During the school year, parents set expectations for students regarding screen time, and summer is no different.
Now that summer is here, we want to give you seven ways your family can manage screen time this summer.
1. DON’T TREAT IT LIKE THE SCHOOL YEAR.
If you want to be successful this summer with your student, go in acknowledging the difference in schedules. Even if the days are jam-packed with activities assume your student will have full days at home.
Set expectations with them whether you are home or not. Yes, this may mean more screen time than usual – that is okay! It’s summer! They have worked and done their best throughout the year, and now they have downtime- lots of it.
Many families start by adding one hour of additional screen time per day. This progression helps gauge their dependency and responsibility with it. The be-ginning of summer will be the heaviest of use. The first few weeks are full of junk and later balance out.
2. HAVE A SYSTEM TO MONITOR.
Depending on parents’ work hours, students may find themselves home alone for several hours of the day. Use a program that assists in time limits and web filtering to manage screen time over the summer.
They are a great benefit to the whole family. If you are interested in more information, check out this blog post where we reviewed programs (https://ministrytoparents.com/how-do-i-select-a-technology-monitoring-service/).
3. ENCOURAGE COMMUNITY.
Screen time can be a solo activity, but it doesn’t have to be. Encourage your student to use screen time to connect with others, not just binge watch on the sofa.
Part of the summer experience is navigating your student and their friendships! Summer can put time and space between friends, but parents can cultivate friendships and community for their kids if they find unique ways to bring them together.
4. INVEST IN EDUCATION.
Another creative idea is to require a set amount of educational screen time. Whether it’s reading on a Kindle or Nook or working on essays – not all time has to be “wasted.”
When you reward informative with playscreen time you guide what they view first. This decision leads to a win-win for both parties.
5. SET SCREEN DAYS.
If your family travels a good bit on vacations or camps, perhaps set a schedule such as Monday/Wednesday/Friday are screen days and Tuesday/Thursday are screen-free. They can use those days to do something with someone or themselves.
This idea may not work for all families but putting away devices on purpose for an extended time will help during the school year. Setting a schedule also offers your student structure.
6. OUTDOORS = SCREEN TIME
If your student struggles to go outdoors or is turning into a couch potato, create incentives. Require that your student “earn” screen time by being active out-doors and away from screens.
One example is to spend two hours outside playing basketball to earn one hour of screen time. This option gives your student motivation to be active and fill their schedule with variety as well as time off screens.
7. HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT EXPECTATIONS.
As parents, we can jump in and do things for our family without fully explaining or considering all members. When we do, we invite division and resentment rather than order and structure.
When it comes to screens and the hours of time students use them, communication is essential! In my experience, the more you talk and discuss thoughts and feelings for why you do something the better they go along with it.
You may not verbally share screen time expectations with your student as of now but today would be a good time to start. Use summer and the new schedule as an excuse to have these conversations and set boundaries.
Communication is one of the most paramount tools you have as a parent!
Summertime brings a break in the school schedule granting students a considerable amount of screen time. Parents can find these moments challenging to manage. How-ever, adopt a few of the concepts mentioned above, lean into these coming months with positivity, and you will exchange a burden for an opportunity.
If you already have set boundaries with your student then tweak them as needed. For those moving into the summer with a blank slate, this occasion could be the start of a new normal and a new way for the use of screens in the home.
As always, pray about these decisions before you make them and don’t be afraid to be transparent with your student before you introduce the guidelines.
The phrase for this month that we are focusing on is “on purpose.” There are so many things that we give priority to and make sure that we are intentional about. Is spending time with your teenager one of those things? Are you “on purpose” or intentional about scheduling a specific time with your teen with no outside distractions? Do you think your teenager even cares?
Take a moment if you will and watch this video about what our teenagers think about spending “on purpose” time with their parents. It might just surprise you!
SUMMERTIME IS FAMILY TIME!
This resource is designed to provide inspiration to parents on how they can make the most of their summertime with their teen! We provide ideas for parents to use during the summer months to enjoy summertime as family time!
3 Types Spiritual Conversations You Can Have With Your Teenager
THE MVMT YOUTH SERVICE
Youth services are a place where you are loved just as you are.
The perfect place to meet people, make friends for life, & make this community your home! No matter what school you go to or city you live in, there’s a D-Group that’s a great fit for you.
7/8 BOYS: 504 S Dexter La Habra, CA 90631
7/8 GIRLS: 526 E La Habra Blvd La Habra, CA 90631
9/10 BOYS: 737 W Oakcrest Ave Brea, CA 92821
9/10 GIRLS: 500 Discovery Ln Unit #610 Brea, CA 92821
11/12 BOYS: 1301 Marlei Rd La Habra, CA 90631
11/12 GIRLS: 915 Carlson Dr Brea, CA 92821