Friday, September 04, 2009

Kids Need More Than Sports For Positive Growth

If you want your children to flourish, get them involved in extracurricular activities other than sports, new research suggests. Children in fifth, sixth and seventh grades who took part in both sports and after-school activities such as Boys & Girls Clubs, 4-H or Scouts had the highest scores for "positive development" and the lowest scores for risky and problem behavior, according to a study from Tufts University, published recently in Developmental Psychology.

"Positive development" includes measures of competence, confidence, character, connection and caring, the study authors explained. The new study found that those students who only took part in sports had lower scores on characteristics of "positive development" and higher scores on bullying, substance use and depression than students who also took part in youth development activities.

Source: U.S. News & World Report

Culture Update

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

God's Chisel

The Skit Guys, Tommy and Eddie drive the Gospel message home using Ephesians 2:10 in this creatively crafted skit. May the message take root in our your life as you view it with an open mind and heart. May God's Spirit (The Chisel) transform us into the beings He created us to be!
Gospel Journey Maui Promo

We will be offering the Gospel Journey Maui Study as a "Connection" Group Elective for adults at Agape Christian Church in the near future. Stay tuned to the Discipleship Posts on If you have questions about the content or discussion, feel free to talk to any IMPACT Student.