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Parent Resources:

As your children/teens are online now more than ever, we want to offer you resources to keep them safe. To access online safety resources; click HERE which will take you to the Student Ministry Page and under Covid 19 Resources you will find links two documents that are Online Safety Tool Kits, one for parents and one for teens. Here are some websites that offer additional resources:

https://enough.org This is an organization that stands against all internet dangers and offers information and support for parents as well as fighting for legislation to stand against those dangers.

https://sharedhope.org

https://www.culturereframed.org

https://fightthenewdrug.org

Blocking/monitoring software: Net Nanny, Bark, Disney Circle.

https://www.netnanny.com/

https://www.bark.us/

https://meetcircle.com/

Parenting Course:

Sunday mornings at 10:10 from October 18 through January 31. Paul Tripp’s Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles that can Radically Change your Family. We gather and connect, watch a short video, then breakout into discussion groups. If you want to go deeper, you can order the book in print or e-book on Christian Book Distributors, Crossway, or Amazon. You do not need to be in attendance every week to participate, however, we hope you will come as often as you are able! To join the class on Sunday mornings, click HERE!

Course Description:

What is your calling as a parent?

In the midst of the daily reality of life, many parents feel pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children. It’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. Rather, we need the rescuing grace of God-grace that has the power to shape how we view everything we do as parents.

Join us for this 14 week course with short videos and breakout group conversations beginning on Sunday, October 18 at 10:10 on Zoom. For more information, please contact Melissa.ciavarella@viennapres.org

Marriage Course:

Looking for an opportunity to grow in your marriage or looking to one day be married? Then join us for The Meaning of Marriage Study by Tim & Kathy Keller. It is an amazing study that will be held on Sundays, via Zoom beginning October 18-December 6 /1:00-2:30 pm. You will need to order the book in advance/ Order your copy or for E-Book click HERE! : To register for the class, click HERE!

Course Description:

Modern culture would have you believe that everyone has a soul mate; that romance is the most important part of a successful marriage; that marriage does not mean ’til death do us part, but merely for as long as my needs are being met; and that when serious differences arise, divorce is the best solution.

According to the Bible, all of these modern-day assumptions miss what marriage is all about. In The Meaning of Marriage—a six-session video-based Bible study—Timothy Keller, along with Kathy, his wife of forty years, draws a profound portrait of marriage from the pages of Scripture that neither idealizes nor rejects the institution but points us back to the relationship between God and man. The result is a vision for marriage that is refreshingly frank and unsentimental, yet hopeful and beautiful.

This six-session video Bible study is for anyone from singles to couples considering marriage to those who have been married recently or for a long time.

Sessions include:

  1. Service: Marriage Isn’t about You
  2. Covenant: Created to Make Promises
  3. Roles: Loving through Mutual Submission
  4. Singleness: Strengthening the Spiritual Family
  5. Sex: The Act of Covenant Renewal
  6. Hope: Seeing the Great Horizon

Next Gen Ministries. . . 

In our society, we are more often separated by the very things that God wants to see unified; all ages and stages becoming like Christ together for the world. Next Gen Ministry is about doing just that! It is not a new trendy phrase, it is a Biblically based model that is throughout scripture and that Christ showed us through His life on this earth. It is not a new program, it is an exciting reminder that we are here to love God, love others; serve God, serve others. We hope you will be part of this life changing reality!

Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:4-8

In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives us the ‘Great Commission’ to ‘go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”[/showhide]     

For more information contact Melissa Ciavarella: Melissa.ciavarella@viennapres.org