Since we opened our doors in 1997, we've been asked if we can help young people. Yes - we love working with young people! We've seen a rise in the number of teenagers dealing with anxiety and depression. We're also of the opinion that not all attention deficit issues are organic or need to be medicated.
Our experience has taught us that for a "family system" to change, the "family system" has to change. The more parents deal with their fear, shame and insecurities with Jesus, the more His Spirit will come through to your child. Therefore, the best thing you can do as a parent is to get ministry yourself. So we ask that you come and check us out first.
Hang with us. Here's why:
None of this is a judgment on your parenting; it's a principle we live by ourselves. Our facilitators are constantly receiving ministry themselves. It keeps us all accountable and equipped to minister.
* A parent or guardian of a child under 18 will need to sign the Hold Harmless Agreement for him or her.
What do we ask of your child?
It may or may not be helpful to have you with them in the room. This often depends on his or her age. It also depends on how they might be feeling about you at the time. We want what is best for your entire family.
There are a few of us who really enjoy working with children and teenagers. Steve Freitag spent many years working with teens. Five of those years were spent as a Youth Pastor. Steve and Jenni have three adult children.