Parents, we know parenting teenager's in today's world can be a challenge.  Times have definitely changed since our teenage years with social media, technology, smart phones, etc.  Students today live in a different and very difficult world.  Regardless of the world we live in, we are still called to be the primary disciple-maker of our children.  We know this may seem like a daunting and challenging task.  For some, it is difficult to get more than a one or two word conversation from our child.  For others, the challenge of connecting with them on their level can be difficult with the changes since our high school days or maybe due to our teenage years not reflecting Christ.  

At Sugarloaf, we want to partner with parents.  We want you to feel encourage and equipped to parent your child through their adolescence.  This page will be a place where we will put resources that may be helpful as your parent.  Please know we are praying for you!  If there is anything we can do to help grow and encourage your family through these years, please let us know.

We believe in teenagers are Sugarloaf.  We know God has a plan for them.  We know teenagers have a purpose.  We know teenagers have influence and are influenced.  One of the reason we do student ministry is to help your student know whose they are as they grow into the person God created them to be.



Research shows that parents are still one of the primary influences in their child's life.  Here is what Fuller Youth Institute has to say about the book:

Sticky Faith is an innovative, research-based, and extensively field-tested movement designed to equip parents and ministry leaders with insights and ideas for nurturing long-term faith in children and young people. Because of the Fuller Youth Institute’s six years of research with more than 500 young people, 100 churches, and 50 families, our Sticky Faith resources are a “must have” for churches and families eager to point their young people toward long-term faith.
It’s never too early or too late to start developing faith that continues to grow and lasts.  Sticky Faith resources offer a theological framework along with a host of practical relationship and programming ideas that develop long-term faith in teenagers.

If you have yet to read Sticky Faith, grab your copy today!  


James Dobson: Tips

***These are resources.  There is no cookie cutter parenting.  There are no perfect students and there are no two kids alike.  Remember, these are resources for your to pick the things that work for you as you build your parenting style.