“Phase.” It’s the word we use to encourage a new parent who wonders if their baby will ever sleep through the night, as well as the parent of a teenager navigating new battlegrounds of attitude and desired independence. But a phase is so much more…
A phase isn’t something to wish away or hurry through, because once a phase is over, it’s over. We only know a child once as a 4 year-old, and in 52 short weeks, that child is a 5 year-old.
A “phase” is a time frame in a child’s life when we can leverage distinctive opportunities to influence their future. Each phase has significant relationships to influence, present realities to understand, and future implications to navigate. And each window of time holds a distinct purpose. Thinking about the life of a child from zero through eighteen in phases is a simple reminder that something significant is happening RIGHT NOW.
If you currently serve in KKids, Breakaway, or Edge, or if you might be interested in volunteering this fall, this is the night for you!