Life in the Eucharist

Sacraments as a Family Welcome to Beyond the Pew. In this new series, we’re going to be diving into the ways we can journey through the sacraments together as a family. We are so blessed to have these seven sacraments. The sacraments are the ways in which the power of the Cross is made present in our lives. Jesus died so that we […]

After the Youth Conference

Howdy and welcome back to Beyond the Pew! Today I’m going to talk to you about one of my favorite topics: conferences! I love conferences, I’m a conference junkie, I’ve attended dozens as a teen, I love taking kids to conferences, and I direct conferences for Ablaze.  Today’s Beyond the Pew is about how you […]

Talking to Your Kids about Youth Group

Matt Rice here with Beyond the Pew and I wanted to talk to parents today about how they can help their kids bring what happens at youth nights or youth group home. As a dad of a thirteen year old, I actually get pretty frustrated when I ask my son, “Hey, what did you learn […]

Sibling Relationships

Welcome back to Beyond the Pew. In this final talk on relationships we are going to dive into sibling relationships and how to make sure that our homes remain places of love. Our families are supposed to be schools of love or the domestic church. I don’t know about you but I know there were […]

Sticky Faith

In this series, we are talking about relationships. Today in particular I want to talk about intergenerational relationships. You see, 40% to 50% of youth group kids, when they go to college they leave the faith. Now think about that. With your kids and all their friends, line them up and pick half of them. […]

Dating and Relationships

Hi and welcome to Beyond the Pew! Since today is Valentine’s Day, we are going to be talking about how to talk to your kids about dating and relationships. There is so much in this topic to talk about that I know we’re not going to get through everything, but hopefully we can touch on […]

Holy and Healthy Friendships

Howdy, and welcome to Beyond the Pew! My name is Taylor Schroll and it’s great to be back again with you here this week. I’m kicking off our series in February on relationships, we know that Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and it’s all about love. But before we get into that, I […]

Called to Holiness

So parents, this week we’re going to talk about holiness and our call to holiness as baptized Christians. And during this Advent season it’s the perfect time to investigate what we are doing in our lives. What our relationship with Jesus looks like and how we can better ourselves on that path to holiness.

Can Jesus Really Love Me?

Alright Mom and Dad, so today we’re talking about the lie or the misconception of “Jesus doesn’t want me.” Whether or not you’ve felt this before, but I’m willing to bet you have (all of us have), I guarantee your kids have felt this or are feeling this. Especially in the middle school years when their […]

Praying with Your Kids

Welcome back to Beyond the Pew. In this video, Matt shares with us different ways to begin and continue to pray with your kids. Welcome to Beyond the Pew, my name is Matt Rice and parents, I’m here to talk to you about praying with your kids. I hope you’ve had a chance to listen to […]