Halftime: The Art of the Pivot
July is one of our favorite times of the year because it naturally provides a breaking point between the first half of the year and the second. It’s a halftime, so-to-speak, that creates a place to pivot.
We look back and ask ourselves: What did we like professionally? Personally? What did we dislike? What needs to change? Then we look forward and ask: What do we hope will happen? What change can we make that’s within our control?
The pivot can make all the difference in the world and one way to do so is with three simple steps:
- schedule a moment for yourself
- ask the LORD for insight
- look back, look forward, evaluate, & make the necessary changes. We believe it’s a practice worth your time and energy.
Thank you for the privilege of partnering with you in ministry and we hope your people enjoy this month’s content.
~The M2P Team
July’s Upcoming Digital Parent Resources
Jeremy Lee is continuing his series on Family Devotionals and Curriculum, plus Annie Pajcic is back later in July! Just in case you missed former posts, check out:
M2P‘S Podcast Season Break
The M2P Podcast is on a break like Ross and Rachel! We’ll kick off the new season starting in August…when all those other good things come, like sharpened #2 pencils and cute, pink, rectangular erasers.
Email List Freebies
A devotional from this month’s Family Devotions (Teen/Kid Edition)
Online Parenting Videos
Transitions: 3 Conversations To Have With Your Middle Schooler About High School
You can’t predict everything that will happen for a teen in high school, but some things are inevitable because they’re developmentally appropriate. This short video includes three must-have conversations for parents to discuss with teens before high school. In less than five minutes, parents can equip their teen mentally and emotionally for some of what’s to come.
Transitions: 5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Kindergarten
To help bring a little comfort, we have a brief video for parents on 5 ways they can prepare their child for the transition. These quick tips offer some direction and, most likely, will inspire even more ideas!
This packet includes 12 Family Devotionals centered around holidays throughout the year. Each devotional includes five sections: Read, Learn, Discuss, Activity, Pray. The holidays are:
- New Year’s Day
- Mother’s Day
- Memorial Day/ Veterans Day
- Father’s Day
- Labor Day
HOW TO TRAIN PARENTS TO BE VOLUNTEERS
Many ministry leaders hold fast to the theory that college students make the best volunteers. Yes, they bring a serious amount of energy, but what if you could have a little more? What if you had a mixture of college studentswithparents who bring safety, responsibility, and wisdom? You may wonder…can parents love other kids like they love their own?
In this coaching video, Jeremy Lee gives you practical and strategic ways to cast a vision to parents so they will become some of your most vital and faithful volunteers!
We are excited to welcome back artist and Bible teacher Annie Pajcic from Thou Art Exalted! She and her team provide art-based Bible studies, devotions, art camps, conferences, and online resources to help women, teens, and tweens deepen a relationship with Jesus.