Parent Resources

  • The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding - The Center for Parent/Youth Understanding is a nonprofit organization committed to building strong families by serving to bridge the cultural-generational gap between parents and teenagers.
  • RYM Media - Media from the summer RYM conferences. Hear what your student learned this summer from the main speaker and elective speakers!
  • One Story Ministries' Youth Curriculum Overview - Get an overview of the curriculum we use for Jr. and Sr. high during the Sunday school hour.
  • The Bible Project - A free incredible resource for teaching your student about Scripture. The Bible Project uses animated videos to help their viewer understand the structure and themes of the Bible.


Listen to John Perritt's lecture 

Listen to Q & A session

Part of our philosophy of ministry for the student ministries is to partner with parents through equipping. We recognize two things: first, you are the primary disciple-er of your student. second, your student is growing up in a different world than we did and it is ever-changing. So, we want to have parent seminars at least twice a year to help equip you in the raising of your student.

Dr. John Perritt was born and raised in Laurel, MS, and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. He and Ashleigh married shortly after graduation. They have five children: Sarah, Samuel, Jillian, Will, and Amber. John is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America. He served in youth ministry for over 12 years at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, MS. He is currently the Resource Coordinator for Reformed Youth Ministries ( He is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary (M. Div.) and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (D. Min. in Family Ministry). John is also the author of Your Days Are Numbered (Christian Focus, 2016) and What Would Judas Do? (Christian Focus, 2017).