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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: November Curriculum


November 1st-Discovering Your Best Self

Remember to define what your highest qualities are when you are operating at your best. When you do that, you are discovering the elements of your best self. Give Your best self a name and draw a picture of your best self. Your best self will help you remain honest, kind and compassionate. What are the positive attributes of your best self? Let those attributes out in the world.

November 8th-Understanding Your Anti-Self

What are the negative sides of you? Your anti-self are the traits that you consider to be character flaws. Are you quick to anger, do you give up easily? Give your anti-self a name. When you are exhibiting qualities like anger or pride, always remember that you are in control and can change all of that. Structure your life so that you are more like your best self versus being your anti-self.

November 15th-Identifying Your Obstacles

Roadblocks are items that limit who you are. They limit your true and authentic self. Fear is a major obstacle that people feel. Fear comes from our thinking that we are not loveable and valuable. Your faith can refresh and renew you. Our ego is the second obstacle we face. When your ego is in play, you have a need to always win, be right, speak poorly of others, speak poorly of others or be prideful. The solution to overcoming these is going back to your best self, creating affirmations or personal mantras can help. You are Enough! You Got this!

November 22nd-The Spheres of Your Life (Happy Thanksgiving)

Spheres (Social, Personal, Health, Education, Relationships, Employment and Spiritual) are the different areas in your life where you can live your highest and best self. Be your most encouraging and loving friend in all of these spaces. It's important to take care of ourselves. Ask yourself how you feel on a regular basis. Pain is our body telling us we might have an issue. We never stop learning. Ask yourself what do you want to learn? What topic is your best self interested in? Remember to develop your core values. Ask yourself what are the important traits of others that you spend time with? Ask yourself who you want to be? What is your art? Don't neglect your spirituality. Do the things that lift your spirit. When you do this, it will contribute to your best self. You are also showing gratitude to all the different areas of your life that bless and nourish you.

November 29th-Steps For Acquiring Your Best Self

Set goals for yourself based on specific events. When you set goals you are loving and respecting yourself and the things that are important to you. If you want more happiness, you have to determine what is going to make you happy. For example, My goal is to save and plan a trip with my friends. Plan your goals in terms of steps. Create accountability to help you achieve your goals. Having goals contributes to becoming the best version of yourself.

Affirmation