For there are many rebellious people, full of meaningless talk and deception, especially those of the circumcision group. They must be silenced, because they are disrupting whole households by teaching things they ought not to teach—and that for the sake of dishonest gain. One of Crete’s own prophets has said it: “Cretans are always liars, evil brutes, lazy gluttons.” This saying is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, so that they will be sound in the faith and will pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth.
Parents, we know this might be hard— but raise your kids to be independent! When we raise them to take responsibility for the things around them, they’ll learn that when God is with them, they can do anything! Check out this article.
Parents and mature adults alike this is a great time to reflect on how we see students at the church. In order for them to be owners we need to make it ok for them to be members.
Where is a place you can take more ownership from a Christian perspective at home, work, and church?
See yourself as an owner not a bystander or a victim.