Parent Guide - Worlds Apart: A Series About Science And Faith 

Parent Guide

Follow Up at home with Sunday Morning Talks

SUN: 10/6

Science and faith can
exist in the same space. 

SUN: 10/13

You can trust Someone before
you know everything. 

SUN: 10/20

Build your faith on what matters most. 


He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
Colossians 1:17 NIV


Science and faith can feel like they’re at odds with each other—In this phase, students might be hearing one thing in a class at school and something else at church that, on the surface, seem to contradict. That’s why, in this series, we’re defusing the tension students often feel—or are told they should feel—about having to choose between science and faith. Because the truth is, the more they learn about the way the world works, the more they’ll learn about the One behind it all.



As your teenage son or daughter heads off to school, slip them a handwritten note that says something like this: “Hey, I know that you’re experiencing a lot of change in life right now. And I know it’s not always easy. I just want you to know that I love you and believe in you, and I’m always here if you ever want to talk about it. I hope you have a great day!”


During a meal this week, ask your student a question they have about science and faith. If they can’t think of anything, share a question you have (or have had) about science and faith. Then, talk about a possible answer or two while you eat. Don’t worry if you don’t know the actual answer! Not knowing—and admitting that you don’t know— reminds teenagers that it’s okay to not to have all the answers all the time.


Be watching and listening for something your teen might be struggling with this week. Maybe it’s an upcoming exam, friend drama at school, or trouble on their team. Remind them this week that you’re there if they need someone to jump in and help them out at any time—whether that means helping them study or walking them through a tough situation they’re facing.


Let your teenager know that you were thinking of them by leaving something on their bed that will remind them of a conversation you had this week. Maybe it’s a ticket to see a movie they mentioned, a snack they said they’ve been craving, or even a picture from a family trip you took recently. Sometimes the smallest things can communicate that their voices are heard and valued.