Monthly Archives: May 2014

2014 Spring Retreat

On May 17th and 18th Champions of Hope hosted their first ever Spring Retreat for mentors and proteges. The theme was “Lost and Found” and we looked at the parable of the prodigal son. Thanks to all the mentors who … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Salvation- 8th Grade

Young teenagers are trying to figure out their identity. Our hope for kids is that they might understand that their identity is found in Christ. Help your protege see that, if he/she believes the gospel, his/ her worth and identity … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Future Story- 8th Grade

Help your protege think strategically and practically about the future. Help them to identify areas of interest or aptitude and to develop those. Middle school is the time to start thinking practically and realistically about post-high school options. Younger kids … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Sex- 8th Grade

Kids know more than you realize about sex! Don t be afraid to ask them questions, and don t expect their answers to be Biblical. We want to listen well, show that we are interested in hearing about what they … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Service- 8th Grade

Most middle school students do not want to serve others. If your kid doesn t have a regenerate heart, that perspective is understandable: I mean, our motivation for serving is to honor God and love people. From a worldly perspective, … Continue reading

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5 S’s- School- 8th Grade

Success in school can be a bit of a moving target. When you are looking at grades, look for consistency (did their grades drop dramatically, get better, or stay about the same?). Remember we are interested in a Biblical view … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Salvation- 7th Grade

Your protege is continuing to grow as a person and may be more willing to test boundaries. It s important to be consistent in extending grace, especially when your protege makes mistakes or rebels. There will be more caught than … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Future Story- 7th Grade

7th grade students are in transition: they are no longer elementary students but not yet high school students. As they continue to develop, their behavior may seem very sporadic, ranging from thoughtful and mature to immature bursts of energy. Give … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Sex- 7th Grade

In 7th grade, most of the students have gone from a bashful interest in dating to a vested interest in dating. This may be with someone of the opposite sex, or it could be with someone of the same sex. … Continue reading

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5 S’s- Service- 7th Grade

7th graders can are often more interested in social engagements than in serving others humbly. Though they are not entirely against serving, they may not even think to put others first. Help identify opportunities for your protege to serve and … Continue reading

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