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Milestone 8: The Church

This two-part Milestone is created specifically for students entering Middle School and their parents/guardians. Part 1 is for the students and consists of a three-week class offered in the Fall explaining the Church and the role teens have in it. Each week covers a different topic: Our Commandments (Love God, Love Others), Our Communion (the Lord’s Supper), and Our Commission (Go Make Disciples). Part 2, for the parents/guardians, is a video seminar (see below) that explains developmental changes and spiritual opportunities in adolescence.

Cognitive Changes = New Opportunities!

Discover spiritual, relational, and practical opportunities that exist for you and your teen based on six cognitive changes that take place during adolescence.

Accompanying Resources

The following resources were highlighted in the videos, supplement the material discussed, or provide detailed notes of the content shared.



Contact Us

We hope this has been a helpful resource for you as we continue partnering in raising a Jesus-loving generation. If you have any additional questions or feedback, please feel free to contact our Family Ministry Administrator, Jill Swilling at

Other Milestone Webpages

Milestones: Intro
Milestone 1: The Call
Milestone 2: The Blessing
Milestone 3: The Disciple
Milestone 4: The Calendar
Milestone 5: The Lord’s Supper
Milestone 6: The Bible
Milestone 7: The Preparation
Milestone 8: The Church