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youth virtual sunday service youth programSundays 9:30-10:15am EST

Every Sunday, our Youth Program teaches children and young adults that Spirit manifests in and through all of creation. They learn how they can interact with Spirit as a co-creative partner. Our youth program present great ways to grow and nurture the innate curiosity and keenness that exists in our youth.

You and your children are invited to join Kirby Monestime, CSL Youth Director, for a virtual Zoom Sunday Service Youth Program this and every Sunday 9:30-10:15am EST.

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Youth Program Classes

Nursery (Newborn to 3 years)

We provide childcare service for infants and toddlers. We believe seeds of spirituality can be planted even in the early years. Our volunteers provide a loving environment for babies and toddlers that supports their natural creativity.

Youth (4 to 12 years)

Our youth classes are all about learning in a fun and loving environment. We teach children to form an inner connection with Spirit. We work with them to develop character traits such as compassion toward others, creativity, respect and integrity.

Teen Program

The program focuses on teaching teens to understand their unique ability to create their own experience. As their bodies go through changes, so do their minds. We encourage and teach rites of passage into adulthood so they can make the transition from child to adult smoother. We also incorporate technology and apps for smart phones to help them develop a daily spiritual practice.

Youth Program Curriculum

Science of Mind principles form the basis of our youth curriculum. We teach children that Spirit manifests in and through all of creation. They learn how they can interact with Spirit as a co-creative partner. Our youth program present great ways to grow and nurture the innate curiosity and keenness that exists in our youth.

Key principles taught at CSL are:

  • Core Values
  • Life Skills and Strategies
  • Problem Solving
  • Making Good Choices
  • Self-Awareness and Self-Esteem

Children are not “empty vessels,” but full expressions of Spirit waiting to be revealed. At Center for Spiritual Living we teach our youth to believe in themselves and trust their own intuition and wisdom. We provide them with a safe and nurturing environment to explore their spirituality and to gain a foundation of values using Science of Mind principles. We encourage our youth to develop a personal relationship with Spirit through the practices of:

  • Affirmations
  • Meditation
  • Arts, Crafts and Music
  • Service and Community

 


Meet Kirby!

Kirby Monestime
Youth Director

meet kirby

Kirby Monestime has been attending CSL for almost 3 years now. The CSL community has come to represent a path to love, abundance and spiritual refinement for him. Currently, Kirby is a Director of Marketing and Sales for a Dental Practice Management company. With over 15 years of marketing experience and supporting small and large clients like JPMorgan Chase and American Express, Kirby understands the importance of strong leadership, flexibility, organization and creativity.

Kirby grew up in Long Island NY, yes in the town of Amityville where the famous movie the Amityville Horror was filmed. At a very young age of 12, Kirby became a Junior Vacation Bible School teacher, providing kids ages 3-7 love and support through the creation and delivery of a Bible based curriculum. During his teenage years, he also played various leadership roles in supporting his local church’s Children’s Ministry as well as the Royal Rangers Spiritual Youth program. Kirby has always had a passion for inspiring young adults to live their fullest life.

Kirby relocated from NY to Fort Lauderdale in 2015 after meeting his amazing and loving better half Michael. Together they continue to explore and embrace the science of mind philosophy and teaching. Through volunteering in the CSL Sunday Youth ministry over the last 6 months, Kirby quickly realized that his heart was led to playing a larger role in the CSL community as well as in being a light to the youth in the church as they transform into loving, compassionate, self-fulfilling adults. In his spare time, Kirby works out, enjoys movies and can often be found spending time at home or having others come by for a meal and friendly fellowship. Kirby is excited to embark on this new role of Youth Director and welcomes thoughts, ideas or feedback on how to build a safe, loving and engaging community for our kids.

Youth and Family Services: September Curriculum


September 6th - Mindfulness-Be Here Now

Pay attention to everything around you.

Be present to where you are in the moment. Notice all that is right in front of you. See the beauty in life. Often times, the challenge is that we collect memories of our past. Don't carry the past into a new day. Enjoy the present moment. Attention is a form of kindness. Be also present to the awareness of God. Be present to everything.

September 13th - I Belong, Therefore I am

You are a part of your community. You belong!

Being part of something is necessary to our well-being. There is a piece of us that feels very good when we are accepted. When you belong to a group, it's important to listen to one another and show respect for each other; this is how you build community. It feeds your soul and makes you good.

September 20th - The Gift of Humility

When I am humble, I open the door to many good things in my life

Humility is like the child's mind. It is ready to learn. When you are humble, there are infinite possibilities for your life. We can ask questions and enjoy the innocence of life. Humility is a gift. It is ok to make a mistake as long as it makes us humble. The purpose of humility is to align you. It allows that which is divine to flow through you. It's not you that does the work, its love or the God within that does the work so remember to be humble always.

September 27th - Joy - Our Natural State

When we serve others, we find joy.

Find meaning in what you do that makes a difference. Lasting joy comes from something bigger than what makes you happy now. We can feel great joy when we contribute to the joy of others. The people who are found to be the most joyous are the ones that serve others and find meaning in serving and supporting them.

Affirmation