Parents want their kids to grow up and live emotionally, relationally, and spiritually healthy lives. More and more kids today are struggling to live this dream. As they go through life, they encounter people and situations that lead them to pack and carry some enormous emotional baggage that holds them back from living in the grace and freedom that Christ provides. Parents are in a unique position to help their kids “lighten the load” along the way. BAGS helps parents become aware of the specific bags kids tend to pack as they grow up, how these bags tend to get packed, and the long-lasting negative impacts they can have. BAGS also offers practical strategies parents can employ to leverage their influence and prevent some of these bags from getting packed in the first place. The hope is that we can lead our kids into a more stable and healthy future.
Chris Sasser has been serving kids, students, and families in full-time church ministry for over twenty-five years. He is the pastor of family ministries at Port City Community Church in Wilmington, North Carolina overseeing the ministries for kids from birth through high school and their parents. He is also a lead consultant for Ministry Architects where he helps churches around the country build healthy systems.