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Did you know that you are not here by accident? In fact, not only were you created by God, but you were given a purpose--to follow Jesus and serve him. At The View, everything we do is to fulfill our vision statement:

"BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF STUDENTS WHO LOVE JESUS AND LOVE PEOPLE, WHILE CREATING A CULTURE WHERE EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE!"

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We come from a variety of schools and neighborhoods, and are a pretty diverse group of people, but we gather regularly to hang out, build relationships, and discover how to have a relationship with God through Jesus Christ. For more information, contact our Student Ministry Pastor-Steve Anderson, Girls Director-Leah Barrett, or Middle School Director-Danny Jackson.

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CALENDAR & EVENTS

The Student Ministry Fall Retreat is October 29-31 at Camp Refreshing Mountain near Lancaster!

 

The Fall Retreat is one of our biggest and favorite events of the year; it's for students in grades 7-12 at both campuses. It’s a great weekend filled with worship, indoor and outdoor games, teaching, small groups, a prayer experience, and more.

FALL RETREAT 2021

$160 per person, and there are some partial scholarships available for those in need. Reach out to one of our youth staff members – Pastor Steve, Leah Barrett, or Danny Jackson – if you have any questions. We love to take as many kids as possible! There is nothing students need more than a weekend away with each other and the Lord, register soon.

FALL 2021

Parent Resources

Websites :

Smart Social

This website is designed to help parents stay up to date on new apps, by helping you determine which apps are safe to use as well as what apps may be inappropriate for your student's age.

AXIS

This website exists to equip adults with the tools to have conversations about culture, media, and faith. There is a free weekly newsletter as well as other free to help you with these conversations. 

Center for Parent and Youth Understanding

This website called “The Center for Parent and Youth Understanding” is full of articles, podcasts, seminars, and other resources to help you navigate parenting in our digital world.

Homeword

Presented by Azusa Pacific University, the goal of this website is to help families succeed in building strong marriages, confident parents, and empowered kids by producing devotionals, blogs, and courses for families.

Covenant Eyes

This is a paid accountability software that helps parents partner with their students to defeat internet porn usage.

Fight The New Drug

This is a website with free resources to inform the public about the harmful effects of porn through scientific studies, blog posts, and a three-part documentary on the topic.  

Books :

Don't Miss It

by Reggie Joiner. - You have 936 weeks from your student's birth until they            graduate high school. This book is designed to help you shape your student's faith by making each week count.

Understanding Your Young Teen

by Mark Oestreicher. - This book offers insight focused on early adolescent development while also providing you with practical applications for parenting and living with your 11-14 year old.

Parenting:

This website called “The Center for Parent and Youth Understanding” is full of articles, podcasts, seminars, and other resources to help you navigate parenting in our digital world.

A Parents Guide to Understanding Sex and Dating

by Mark Oestreicher and Joel Mayward. -  This book will help to equip parents so that they are able to have healthy and honest dialogue with their teenagers about sex and dating.

What Do I Do When (Series)

by Dr. Steven Gerali   - These short books offer adults a look into some of the many issues that teenagers face in their daily lives. Topics of these books include; depression and suicide, abuse, bullying and violence, dealing with death, and eating disorders. These books can be a helpful starting place, to understand a student's pain as well as providing a few next steps that families can take in the healing process.

Raising Adults: A Humane Guide for Parenting

by Tim Hancock 

The premise of the book is “the problem with raising children is that is what we end up with…children.  Our job is to raise adults, and that changes everything”.

12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid

by Tim Elmore. -  A very practical discussion through many things parents think they should be doing when in fact they are mistakes that can stunt the growth of our children.  

Podcasts :

Parenting Tips

Looking for some quick help as a parent? Parent Tips by Jonathan McKee provides around 10 minutes of hope and help for parenting teens. 

Youth Ministry Sherpas

This Podcast focuses mainly on youth workers and youth ministry but includes a lot of information they have learned over the years that can be applied to parenting as well.