Connections Groups will begin on Thursday, August 23.
Groups will not meet on the first day of school.
THE WHAT: WHAT IS CONNECTIONS?
Connections is a group of 10 students (gender and grade specific) led by a CVCA staff member, who meet regularly in a safe and supportive environment to discuss age-appropriate issues, one time a week for 40 minutes before or after chapel.
THE WHY: WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF CONNECTIONS?
Create a place of community and openness where there is increased learning and growing relationships for our students with their peers, teachers, parents, and mentors.
Connections is meant to provide each student at CVCA with the opportunity for an increased spiritual formation and mentoring relationship.
Connections is meant to provide every student with a teacher that can serve as an advocate and advisor throughout his/her time at CVCA.
Connections is designed to be a place where we “break the silence” regarding issues of life and spiritual formation while encouraging discussion with parents, friends, and mentors.
THE SPECIFICS: WHAT TYPE OF THINGS ARE DISCUSSED IN CONNECTIONS?
•Group vs Individual Identity •Servant Leadership
•Respecting Parents •Conflict Resolution
•Goal setting and Action plans •Accountability
•Making your faith your own - individual disciplines
•Purity •Handling stress •Dealing with fear of failure
•Financial Stewardship (money & dealing with debt)
•How to deal with standing alone, lonely college nights
•Sharing your faith •Prayer •Time Management
•Procrastination •Obedience •Cliques
•Dealing with consequences •Study Skills
•Self Control •Making wise choices •Choosing Joy
•Stress of getting into college •Wisdom
•Planning for the future •Role Models •Purpose
•Respect •Listening •Rumors/Gossip
•Dealing with academic expectations •Revenge
•Siblings •Calling and Career •Peer pressure/boundaries
•Self acceptance & image •Giving your best to God