REALIFE Parent Resources

REALIFE Parent Resources

The high school years can be tough not only for your teen, but for you as a parent. Friendships, dating, a pursuit of independence, social media, school pressures, faith and spiritual questions... So many challenging parenting obstacles all jam packed in such a few short years. But, oh how important those years are! At REALIFE, it’s not our desire to take your place as the spiritual leader of your teen. It’s our desire to partner with you as you lead your teen to grow in their faith and live their lives for God.
You have dreams and goals for your teen, and we want to champion those goals with you. Below is a snapshot of actions your teen can take in an effort to grow in their character and faith.

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New Resources While at Home

In light of COVID-19 and the requests of the NC Governor, we're unable to meet in person for REALIFE at Meck for the foreseeable future. 

We may not be able to meet in person, but are you still down to hang out? Join us on Instagram Live at 7 p.m. Hop on a little early (around 6:50) for a chance to win some prizes. And feel free to invite your friends...there are infinite open seats.

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Parents, you can sign up for REALIFE parent text updates. Text the phrase "REALIFEPARENTS" to the number 77222 to receive updates about REALIFE.

Students, you can sign up for our text updates by texting the word "REALIFE" to number 77222. You can also follow us on Instagram, YouTube or Snapchat by searching for realifehsm. Stay tuned through those channels for updates and live online events.

Our Goals For A Meck High School Student:

- Attend REALIFE every week.
- Utilize REALIFE Next Level discipleship material.
- Attend a Meck weekend service each week with your family.
- Serve at a weekend service at Meck.
- Get baptized or pursue Baptism.
- Attend TEAMlife. Consider church membership.
- Try out a Meck Institute class.
- Serve on a Missions 2.0 local serve day or global extension trip.

Check out the resources below to help you reach your goals for your teen and family.

The Meck app

Download the Meck app at any app store. Under the “Kids and Students” you’ll find resources to listen to REALIFE weekly messages, find follow-up questions and suggested Bible readings for each message, see a list of REALIFE events and find discipleship resources. You’ll also be able to access all other Meck resources for other Meck ministries through the Meck app.


(Find more details and registration information on the Meck Institute portion of the Meck website):

Parenting With A Mission
What Parents Need To Know About Technology And Kids
Raising Money-Smart Kids
Intentional Parenting
Rooted: Foundations Of A Strong Marriage

Sermon Series

The following resources are available in MP3 and PDF formats on

The Under Protective Parent
Parent Child Turning Points
Marriage Mentoring
Marriage Sense



The Sticky Faith Guide For Your Family by Kara Powell
Boundaries With Teens by John Townsend
It’s Not Too Late by Dan Dupee