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The Parent Link is a monthly newsletter intended to help you as a parent of a 6th-12th grader. With biblically-based articles relevant to raising a teenager, discussion points that will help you to engage your teen in conversation, and current information into youth culture, it is meant to encourage you and help you as a parent.

The Parent Link will also help you to stay in touch with what’s going on for the upcoming month in Student Ministry at Community Church.

Click on a month to download a .pdf file.

December 2014
Theme: Surviving Christmas Break & the Value of Traditions
In Their World: Ideas for Christmas music and movies

November 2014
Theme: Attitude of Gratitude in Generation Cynicism
In Their World: What’s wrong with Blurred Lines?

October 2014
Theme: Curating Relationships; Speak Life
In Their World: Snapchat’s dirty uncle: Sobrr

September 2014
Theme: What Is Going In; Creating a Discipleship Map
In Their World: Vocabulary of the Selfie

August 2014
Theme: Creating Balance; Saying No
In Their World: Saving on School Supplies

July 2014
Theme: Release vs. Control; Freedom to Explore
In Their World: Getting App Educated

June 2014
Theme: Jesus in the Summer; Truth in Culture
In Their World: YouTube Generation

May 2014
Theme: Online Friends; Ministry Partnership
In Their World: God’s Not Dead; Noah; Son of God

April 2014
Theme: Joining in the Faith Journey

March 2014
Theme: Spur Kids to ‘Grow Down’
Music Spotlight: Ed Sheeran; Jason Gray
Film Watch: Divergent; Noah

February 2014
Theme: Making Church Irresistible
Music Spotlight: Jennifer Nettles; Jamie Grace
Film Watch: Ride Along; Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters

January 2014
Theme: The Reason For the Season
Music Spotlight: Eminem; Switchfoot
Film Watch: I, Frankenstein; Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

November 2013
Theme: An Attitude of Gratitude
Music Spotlight: Katy Perry; Dustin Kensrue
Film Watch: Ender’s Game; Catching Fire

Octobr 2013
Theme: Build Confident Christians
Music Spotlight: Drake; Jars of Clay
Film Watch: Romeo & Juliet; I’m in Love With a Church Girl

September 2013
Theme: Help Kids Overcome Fears
Music Spotlight: Robin Thicke; Newsboys
Film Watch: Riddick; Battle of the Year

August 2013
Theme: Help Kids Invest Time Wisely
Music Spotlight: Jay-Z; Relient K
Film Watch: The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones; Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

July 2013
Theme: What’s Your Worth?
Music Spotlight: The Lonely Island; Building 429
Film Watch: The Wolverine; The Lone Ranger

June 2013
Theme: Find Strength in Meekness
Music Spotlight: Kenny Chesney; Skillet
Film Watch: Man of Steel; World War Z

May 2013
Theme: Equip Kids for Making Choices
Music Spotlight: Snoop Lion; Andy Mineo
Film Watch: Iron Man 3; Star Trek Into Darkness

April 2013
Theme: Be Stewards of God’s Earth
Music Spotlight: Justin Timberlake; Hillsong United
Film Watch: 42; Evil Dead

March 2013
Theme: What Does the Future Hold?
Music Spotlight: Skrillex; Plumb
Film Watch: The Host; The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

February 2013
Theme: Tackle the Lies of Our Hookup Culture
Music Spotlight: Bruno Mars; Jeremy Camp
Film Watch: Snitch; A Good Day to Die Hard

January 2013
Theme: Break the Texting Trance
Music Spotlight: Ke$ha; Capital Kings
Film Watch: A Haunted House; Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

November 2012
Theme: Set a Bible ‘Trap’ For Kids
Music Spotlight: Green Day, Toby Mac
Film Watch: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2; Red Dawn

October 2012
Theme:Teach Wise Stewardship
Music Spotlight: Taylor Swift, Anberlin
Film Watch: Frankenweenie, Silent Hill:Revelation

August 2012
Theme:Set Healthy Expectations
Music Spotlight: Fun., P.O.D.
Film Watch: The Bourne Legacy, Total Recall

June 2012
Theme:Ignite Lackluster Faith
Music Spotlight: Tenacious D, Thousand Foot Krutch
Film Watch: Brave, G.I. Joe: Retaliation

April-May 2012
Theme:Remind Teens of God’s Grace and Find Lessons in Failure
Music Spotlight: Rascal Flatts, Sidewalk Prophets, Nicki Minaj and KJ-52
Film Watch: The Three Stooges, Wrath of the Titans, The Avengers and Men in Black 3

March 2012
Theme: Spark Discussions – And Listen
Music Spotlight: Dierks Bentley and Theory Hazit
Film Watch: John Carter and The Hunger Games

February 2012
Theme: Explore the Joys of Trials
Music Spotlight: The Black Keys and The Fray
Film Watch: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and Gone

January 2012
Theme: Offer Help to Self-Harmers
Music Spotlight: Florence & the Machine and Kari Jobe
Film Watch: Red Tails and Underworld: Awakening

December 2011
Theme: Celebrate the Season by Encouraging Servanthood
Music Spotlight: Toby Keith & Evanescence
Film Watch: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol & Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

November 2011
Theme: Challenge Your Teenagers to Share Their Faith
Music Spotlight: Slipknot & Seventh Day Slumber
Film Watch: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part I & The Muppets

October 2011
Theme: Watch Your Words! Help Kids Stand Up Against Profanity
Music Spotlight: Thrice & Family Force 5
Film Watch: The Three Musketeers

September 2011
Theme: Nudge Your Teenagers Away From Narcissism
Music Spotlight: Mastadon & Dominic Balli
Film Watch: Abduction & Shark Night 3D

August 2011
Theme: Help Teenagers Form Their Identity in Christ
Music Spotlight: Colbie Caillat & Mat Kearney
Film Watch: Final Destination 5 & Rise of the Planet of the Apes

June 2011
Theme: Take a New Approach to Dating and Relationships
Music Spotlight: Foo Fighters and Owl City
Film Watch: Super 8

May 2011
Theme: Prepare Your Teenager for Life After High School
Music Spotlight: Beastie Boys and As I Lay Dying
Film Watch: Thor

March 2011
Theme: Guide Teenagers on the Road to Independence
Music Spotlight: Kid Rock and Josh Wilson
Film Watch: Beastly

February 2011
Theme: Encourage teens to strive for integrity
Music Spotlight: Rihanna and Britt Nicole
Film Watch: Just Go With It

January 2011
Theme: Helping teens care for their bodies
Music Spotlight: Kanye West and Chris Tomlin
Film Watch: The Green Hornet

December 2010
Theme: Conquering Materialism and Greed
Music Spotlight: Lil Wayne and Grits
Film Watch: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

November 2010
Theme: Recognizing and Developing Talents
Music Spotlight: Linkin Park and Charlie Hall
Film Watch: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows

October 2010
Theme: Priorities and Time Management
Music Spotlight: Avenged Sevenfold and Israel Houghton
Film Watch: The Social Network

September 2010
Theme: Stress and Anxiety
Music Spotlight: Katy Perry and Disciple
Film Watch: Easy A

August 2010
Theme: The Value of Strong Friendships
Music Spotlight: Drake and Andrew Peterson
Film Watch: The Other Guys

July 2010
Theme: Communicate to Stay Connected to Your Teenagers
Music Spotlight: Christina Aguilera and Jimmy Needham
Film Watch: Salt

June 2010
Theme: Help Your Teenagers Stay Connected to God
Music Spotlight: Kesha and Stellar Kart
Film Watch: The A-Team

May 2010
Theme: Help Kids Take a Stand Against Alcohol and Drugs
Music Spotlight: Justin Bieber and MercyMe
Film Watch: Iron Man 2

March 2010
Theme: Discover a Way to Renew the ‘Spark’ of Kids’ Faith
Music Spotlight: Lady Antebellum and Starfield
Film Watch: Clash of the Titans

February 2010
Theme: Help Kids Love and Value Themselves as God’s Own
Music Spotlight: Usher and TobyMac
Film Watch: Legion

January 2010
Theme: Provide Godly Perspective About Moral Issues
Music Spotlight: Dashboard Confessional and Phil Wickham
Film Watch: To Save a Life