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 . .  

Parenting preschoolers

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


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



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


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