Today's teens are bombarded on every side with messages about what they should wear, do, or think and who they should be. Friends and the media are strong influences that set unrealistic standards for teens and also cause parents great concern.
However, studies show that teens consistently name parents as having the biggest influence on their decision making - whether it be about alcohol or drug use, sex, or driving. The same holds true for teens' spiritual development.
At Christ the King, our spiritual goal is to work alongside parents as they help their teens to grow spiritually. We focus on creating a church environment where teens feel valued and respected and where they have many opportunities to explore and demonstrate their faith. As teens develop relationships with mature Christian adults (and other teens), they have the experience of being part of an extended Christian family.