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We’re Open on Sunday’s

10:30am - 11:30am

We’re Virtual on Wednesdays

6:30pm - 7:30pm

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Youth Center Classrooms

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 Service (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

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.

This Month’s Curriculum by week:


May 2nd: God is the source of all that is good

You can't have a greater life until you have a greater God. God represents all that is good! Everything starts with God, the source for good in the universe and in your life. Our God, otherwise known as source, supports life, minds and hearts. God hears no evil or speaks no evil. That source only wants good for your life.

May 9th: Live in the affirmative

We need to get away from the concept of the evil deity in the sky. We have advanced. We should honor life wherever we see it. We live in an affirmative world. Remove the negative from our thoughts and think about all the good the world has to offer.

May 16th: When you pray, you affirm what is true

Love is a fullness pressing to be released. If you want to know how to pray, start with God. When you create an intention, it is the same as planting the seed in the soil, a plant will grow. Pray with and as God. Prayer aligns you with the flow of life. When you pray, you are affirming what is true. We do not affirm that there is air to breath, it is just there. When you pray, be clear on your intention, be clear on your right to receive it, create a path to receive and celebrate it happening.

May 23rd: You are supported by the universe

Who guides you through life? Who do you respect? Who gives you the best advice? What do you think they want for you? God is comforting, caring, providing and supportive. While you cannot see the universe, it is still supporting you. If you held your breath forever you would die but the universe provides you with air so you can breathe in and have life. You are always supported by the universe. There is more than enough of anything good to go around.

May 30: Heaven is right inside of you

Our Father is the source of life that belongs to all of us. That source lives in heaven. That kingdom of heaven lives right within you. Its nature is holy and perfect. God in you is pure and perfect. As you conceive in your mind, it is done in form. Everything necessary is provided to us today for the fullness of our lives. As you forgive, so shall you be forgiven. What you give to others will be given to you.

Affirmation