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A Letter to you, Parents –

Let me be the first to say welcome, or welcome back, to HFSM. As the director of Student Ministry here at Hope Fellowship, I want you to know that I am one of you.  I currently have one child in the youth ministry.  I know how difficult it is to lovingly guide our kids through the teenage years, hoping and praying that some of what we have taught them has caught on and that they take ownership of their faith.

For those of you who are new to this phase of parenting let me give you a brief glimpse into what you can expect from your student over the next year: CHANGE!

If there was one word that best describes the teenage years, it would be: change.  Your student will change their school, their classes, their teachers and believe it or not, many of them will even change friends.  Your student will also begin to change physically if they haven’t already. Teenagers also begin to experience new freedoms and new experiences.  Your student will likely begin to create their own solutions to their problems instead of seeking out your advice. And in many cases, they will consult their friends instead of consulting you.

I know it’s a lot, but we truly believe that the church is a family, and we are here for you.  You don’t have to go through this journey alone.  In fact, I believe this voyage of raising teenagers to know and love Jesus works best when we are partnered up together.  So please don’t ever be afraid to reach out for help – we are here for you and your student!

In closing, our goal is to help your student take some next steps in their faith which is why we will challenge them to read their Bible, serve others, invite friends, share their faith, join us for Summer Camp and Fall Retreat, and on and on and on.  Everything we do is intentional and comes back to this goal of “taking a next step” no matter how big or small.
It’s going to be a great journey and we look forward to connecting further with you and your student!

Jason Rogers
Director of Youth Ministry – Hope Fellowship Church


We are here to help you! You have the most important job that no pastor, mentor, or friend could ever replace in your child's life!  The teenage years are crazy hard and we want you to know that we have your back!  Here are some of our favorite resources and helpful links to use as we come alongside and partner with you.

Links for Parents

Great links to check out to help you with your teens:

Podcasts We are Listening To

Here is a list of helpful podcasts: