The Importance of Parents
The average child spends 3,000 hours per year with his or her parents. Doesn’t reading that sentence just make you tired? That’s a lot of time! In comparison, the average child spends only 50-100 hours in church environments. Not much, huh? That’s why we believe family ministry is so important. As parents, you have much more influence on your child’s spiritual life than we do. And so, we want to partner with you to help you raise children who are active servants and lifelong disciples of Christ.
Upcoming parent and family opportunities
Do you wish you had the perfect book to lead you in family devotions or to give you parenting advice?
Here are a few of our favorites . .
Home Improvement: The Parenting Book You Can Read to Your Kids by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN BSN
parenting elementary kids
The Christian Parenting Handbook: 50 Heart-Based Strategies for All the Stages of Your Child’s Life by Dr Scott Turansky and Joanne Miller, RN BSN
Revolutionary Parenting: Raising Your Kids to Become Spiritual Champions by George Barna
parenting tweens and middle schoolers
From Santa to Sexting: Helping Your Child Safely Navigate Middle School and Shape the Choices that Last a Lifetime,
by Brenda Hunter and Kristen Blair
Moms' Ultimate Guide to the Tween Girl World, by Nancy Rue
99 Thoughts for Parents of Teenagers by Walt Mueller
How To Be #SocialMediaParents: Aware Online, Present Offline: by Dr. Brian Foreman
parenting high schoolers
Spiritual Formation: Following the Movements of the Spirit by Henri Nouwen
You Lost Me. by David Kinnaman
Sticky Faith by Dr. Kara E. Powell & Dr. Chap Clark
Comforting Teens in Crisis
FAMILY DEVOTIONS - ALL AGES
One Year of Dinner Table Devotions and Discussion Starters: 365 Opportunities to Grow Closer to God as a Family by Nancy Guthrie
Egermeier's Fun Family Devotions: Old Testament by Ray Houser et al.
Egermeiers Fun Family Devotions: New Testament by Ray & Tina Houser
Egermeier's Bible Story Book by Elsie Egermeier et al.
Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions For Kids by Sarah Young
FAMILY DEVOTIONS - PRESCHOOL
FAMILY DEVOTIONS - ELEMENTARY
No Girls Allowed: Devotions for Boys by Jayce O'Neal
For Girls Only! Devotions by Carolyn Larsen
Every Day a Blessing: A Year of God's Love by Thomas Nelson
Family Devotions - MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL
The Simple Truth Bible: Daily Devotions for Students by Group Publishing
Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, and Enuma Okoro
Dive: Devotions for Deeper Living by Cindy Massanari Breeze
Pause: Moments to Reflect by Passport Media
Bread for the Journey by Henri Nouwen