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This podcast seeks to be a resource for parents to raise teens who love Jesus by addressing culturally relevant topics through a biblical lens.

Parenting Teens: A Christian Perspective on Navigating Culture Nick Smith

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This podcast seeks to be a resource for parents to raise teens who love Jesus by addressing culturally relevant topics through a biblical lens.

    Teaching Teens How to Study the Bible: 7 Arrows Approach

    Teaching Teens How to Study the Bible: 7 Arrows Approach

    I'm your host, Nick Smith. I serve as the student and recovery pastor at my local Church in Pickens, South Carolina. If you have questions or thoughts you would like to share; you can reach me through email at nick@eastpickens.org

    Our Guest: Today our guest is Dr. Donny Mathis. Dr. Mathis is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds a PhD. in New Testament and currently serves as a professor at North Greenville University, where he teaches Christian studies. He also serves as a lay elder at The Church at Cherrydale in Greenville, SC. A few years back, Dr. Mathis co-authored the book, Seven Arrows: aiming bible readers in the right direction. This simple approach of studying the Bible has been a gift to student ministry and the Church around the world.

    Questions that were discussed:
    What led you to writing a book about studying the Bible? What are the 7 arrows you identify in your book?What does this passage say? What did the passage mean to its original audience? What does this passage tell us about God?What does this passage tell us about man? What does this passage demand of me? How does this passage change the way I relate to people? What does this passage prompt me to pray? What would you say, or what advice would you give to a parent listening that feels inadequate in reading and teaching the Bible to their teen?If someone is ready to start studying the bible where would you encourage them to start? Why? Connect with our Guest:
    Twitter: @dmathisii
    Email: donny.mathis@ngu.edu

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

    7 Arrows Book
    https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Arrows-Aiming-Readers-Direction/dp/0997886188/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=seven+arrow&qid=1612384828&sr=8-2
    7 Arrows 52 week Student Devotional
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1462777554/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?smid=A3GUP0IHC1JTOE&psc=1
    7 Arrows CSB Study Bible
    https://www.amazon.com/Seven-Arrows-Bible-LeatherTouch-Study/dp/1462790747/ref=pd_sbs_1?pd_rd_w=WW5fg&pf_rd_p=c52600a3-624a-4791-b4c4-3b112e19fbbc&pf_rd_r=QNPT830FEP4VFWMM5KTJ&pd_rd_r=e6006c80-459a-4e99-b74d-56e31f284bc6&pd_rd_wg=3Y6GO&pd_rd_i=1462790747&psc=1
    Website Courses
    https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/course/seven-arrows-basics-bible-study/#course-introduction

    • 51 min
    Understanding and Engaging Gen Z

    Understanding and Engaging Gen Z

    I'm your host, Nick Smith. I serve as the student and recovery pastor at my local Church in Pickens, South Carolina. If you have questions or thoughts you would like to share; you can reach me through email at nick@eastpickens.org

    Our Guest: Dr. Tim McKnight is the Associate Professor of Missions and Youth Ministry and Director of the Global Center for Youth Ministry at Anderson University. He is lead pastor and planter of a new multiethnic church plant, Mosaic Church of Anderson. Tim is a speaker with Clayton King Ministries, the author of No Better Gospel and Raising the Bar (Second Edition (Kregel 2019), and editor of Navigating Youth Ministry (B&H Academic 2020).

    Questions that were discussed:
    What is Gen Z? ~1999-2015What are some of the Challenges to parent and make disciples of Gen Z? What are some of the unique strengths of Gen Z? What advice would you give parents of Gen Z teens that would help them curate an authentic and passionate faith in Jesus?A Quick look at the book: 

    Part 1: Test Time: Does Youth Ministry Pass? 
    The World Has Changed, but the Gospel Has Not: Analyzing the Current Culture of Student MinistryMeet Generation Z: The Next Great GenerationThe Potency of Expectancy: Why We Can Be OptimisticTruth or Consequences: Biblical Teaching Confronts Contemporary PracticeEntertaining Children or Assembling an Army?: Lessons from HistoryFrom the Parachurch to the Local Church: A Brief History of Youth MinistryTeaching the Youth Well: Building a Ministry on the WordPart 2: Reinventing Youth Ministry
    Habitual Love: Stirring the Affections of YouthGet Real: Sharing Jesus ConsistentlyLife is Worship: Recalibrating the Focus of StudentsAdvice to Parents: It's Time to Grow UpMeanwhile, Back at the Church: Staff Relations and Leading a MinistryRites of Passage: Seasons of ChangeConclusion: Raise the Bar

    Book \ Engaging Gen Z: Raising the Bar for Youth Ministry
    https://www.amazon.com/Engaging-Generation-Raising-Youth-Ministry/dp/0825445930/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=tim+mcknight&qid=1611006735&sr=8-1
    Want to book a speaking engagement? Email Tim McKnight at tim@1disciple.com
    Tim McKnight's Blog: https://www.1disciple.com/blog/author/tim/

    • 42 min
    Understanding Anxiety & Depression In Teens

    Understanding Anxiety & Depression In Teens

    I'm your host, Nick Smith. I serve as the student and recovery pastor at my local Church in Pickens, South Carolina. If you have questions or thoughts you would like to share; you can reach me through email at nick@eastpickens.org

    Our Guest:  Dr. Eddie Talley is a licensed clinical counselor that holds an associates in religion, a bachelors in psychology, a masters in Professional Counseling, and a Doctorate in Counseling. He has served as a professor of Psychology and Family Counseling at Barclay College, worked with the South Carolina Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Services, and he currently serves as an adjunct professor and clinical consultant at Liberty University. He owns and operates his practice, Upstate Carolina Counseling, in Easley SC.


    Our Topic: Dr. Talley shares some insights on understanding anxiety and depression in teens. His insights have been gleaned from serving as a professional counselor since 1992.

    Questions that were discussed: 
    How to identify Anxiety and Depression in your teen?What are some causes of Anxiety of Depression?What are some things parents can do to help their teen deal with anxiety and depression?When is the right time to seek out professional help?
    If you are interested in seeking out professional help for your teen you can connect with Dr. Talley at his counseling practice, Upstate Carolina Counseling. https://upstatecarolinacounseling.com/



     

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