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All your kids are belong to us

1 December 2009

I’ve noticed a recurring theme in the publicity for our DSO Youth events.  Take the upcoming junior and senior high events, for example…

Here’s the official blurb regarding the upcoming Genesis (DSO Jr. High) event:

Genesis is a Christian Formation event for 6-9 graders that partners mental and physical challenges with spiritual practices to teach foundational realities of Christianity. It is an emotionally and physically safe environment where students are challenged to reach beyond their comfort zones and find renewed interest in their faith lives.
When: January 22-24, 2010
Where: All Saints, New Albany
Cost: $30, Scholarships available, please contact Rob Konkol
Design Team Leader: Lindy Gamble

Register below NOW!!! “

And here’s the official blurb regarding the upcoming Exodus (DSO Sr. High) event:

“Exodus is a high school aged retreat program for youth in grades 9 thru 12.  This retreat is designed, created, and implimented by high school students from across our diocese.  Each retreat is different in design, location, and staff.

When: February 12-14, 2010

Where: St. Patrick’s, Lebanon

Cost: $30, Scholarships available, please contact Rob Konkol

Design Team Leader: Carl Freeman

Register Below NOW!!!”

In other words, the DSO Youth People have put together these programs, see, and you are supposed to drop your kids off there, knowing as little as they’ve published about the events on the DSO Youth webpage. 

What??!  You actually thought that it was your responsibility as a Christian parent, to know these sort of things, and that the diocese agrees in both principal and practice??

Oh, and… I encourage you to compare DSO’s lack of concern over parental involvement with the portion of Awana’s webpage exclusively devoted to parents.  If you’re not a fan of parachurch organizations, here is a similar webpage for youth ministries within the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. 

Folks, I realize that sometimes a difference doesn’t make a difference, but as a parent myself, I have to say that this doesn’t seem to be one of those times. 

– Elder

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