Not everything in Community Ministry happens within the confines of Trinity. True Christian action involves more than just opening doors. It involves being there as our kids walk their life's journey, and to help them do that we offer a number of services that go beyond traditional programming.
Many students struggle at school or simply getting to school. We attempt to stay on top of attendance issues, grades and behaviors. We are available to attend school conferences with parents or students. We attempt open communication with school personnel and families to discuss issues and decisions regarding suggested consequences for choices kids have made or simply to be updated on the problems, issues or successes of our kids. Parents and many school staff welcome this involvement with their students. Our students love to see a familiar face in their school buildings. Simply by showing up once in a while, we let the youth know we value them and their education. We hope it makes a difference.
Mentoring: Building relationships by listening and being a consistent presence are some of the most important things we offer. This can happen by an adult assigned to a specific student or spontaneously with students and adults working in the program. It is important for kids to have a positive adult in their lives either to bounce around life questions or simply know an adult cares enough to go to one of their sporting events or take time for a birthday dinner with them.