Rites of Passage Experience The reality is, parents are the greatest spiritual influencer in the life of their children. However, without an intentional plan to pass down your faith, it won’t just happen on its own. The Rites of Passage Experience allows you as the parent to walk through a grade-based strategic milestone that does several things: Communicates Communicates clearly to your teenager that you understand where they are in life and you want to walk them through that essential milestone. Helps Helps keep communication open with your teenager from 6th through 12th grade. Serves Serves as a catalyst toward maturity in life and in faith for your teenager. Gives Gives you a strategic plan to INVEST in your teenager. Please watch this video to better understand the vision behind The Rites of Passage Experience, and then read through the instructions in the next section. Now that you have a good understanding of what the Rites of Passage Experience is and why it’s essential, here are your next steps: Step 1: Let us know Decide to do it and let the student ministry staff know so we can encourage you and pray for you. You can contact us here. Step 2: Choose from the grades in the next section Click on the appropriate grade Rite of Passage that is listed below, for your teenager to access all the content and instructions for that year’s Rite of Passage. Set your date and begin planning! Step 3: Pray Pray that the Rite of Passage Experience will be impactful in the spiritual formation and maturation of your teenager. Pray that it will strengthen your relationship with your teenager. Listed below are the links to each Rite of Passage Experience: A 6th Grade: Prep. for Adolescence You will spend five nights together discussing the changes that will happen in your teenager’s body, mind, and soul over the next few years. A 7th Grade: The Blessing Gather friends and family to honor your 7th grader and help them understand their transition out of childhood into adulthood. A 8th Grade: The Purity Weekend Get away with your 8th grader for a weekend and share with them your dreams for them in the area of sexual purity. A 9th Grade: Driving Contract In preparation for the driver’s license, you will work with them on the idea they will be getting more than the keys to the car, in gaining trust. A 10th Grade: Money Matters Spend an evening investing in your teenager by helping them understand God’s plan for handling money. A 11th Grade: Family Tree Give your teenager an understanding of who they are by showing them where they came from. A 12th Grade: Manhood/Womanhood Ceremony Unleash your teenager into adulthood with a Biblical understanding of who they are as a man or woman of God. Thank you for the investment you are making in your teenager. I have yet to find a parent who’s mom or dad walked them through each of these while they were a teenager, but every parent says they would have loved it if they did! You have the opportunity to be a catalyst in your family for generations by influencing your teenager who will then have a vision to influence the generations to come!