May – it’s the end of the school year. I’m sure everyone has a lot going on with school activities wrapping up, so I’ll keep this brief for you. We’ll be finishing looking at the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 7 with three weeks of a series called “Two Types.” May is also our “Sneak Peak” month for now 5th graders who will be in Blast in the fall to come on any/all Wednesday nights to see what we’re about. And since May 18th is our last night, there are only three chances for them to check it out. Lastly, we are planning a few things for the summer time, so keep in touch for the details.
Here’s a quick overview of the month:
Music is a big part of most teenagers’ lives. There are a number of reasons why a teenager will make their musical selection: style, peer pressure, identify with the message, etc. However you feel about their musical choice, it can give you insight into your teenager. But don’t just stop at observation; take a few opportunities to ask questions. Don’t critique, but ask open ended questions (not yes/no questions) to learn more about why your teenager picks that music. Here’s a few that could open up discussions:
· What do you like about this musical style?
· What is this song about? / What’s the message of this song?
· How did you find out about this band?
· Do you know how the band came up with their name?
· Generally, how do feel after listening to this?
Even though these questions are about music, it’d be easy to adjust them for any entertainment: video games, TV/Netflix/Hulu shows, websites, etc. I’ll be praying for you and let me know how it goes.