The opportunity to launch your child into the adult world is never as clear as it is on that first day of college.

There is often a sigh of relief (that they made it!), hope for their future (that they’ll make it!), with a little knot in your stomach called fear (that they won’t make it!).

For some, there is a sense of loss as they leave the “nest”, maybe forever. For others, the launch to young adulthood and greater independence is marked by a ministry year, or attending college locally,moving into the workforce or training for a skilled trade. Whatever the “launch” looks like, it is a significant milestone in life. It marks the end of high school and a way of life that has been in place for years, and marks the beginning of a new level of independence and adulthood.

So, we want to partner with you and send your young adult into adulthood in a way that honors God, your child, your values, and celebrates this monumental moment with him or her. 

Here are a few resources to help make the launch with your child a meaningful milestone. You may have ideas of your own that you have found helpful. But if you are stuck, unsure what to say or do, click below for some guidelines and options to consider.

Launch Parent Resources