Numerous other resources that may be of interest to parents are listed on topic pages under headings of Apologetics, (ie. articles, books, videos, websites, etc.), Bible (ie. Bibles, books, spiritual growth, Bible apps, Bible studies, etc.), Creation (ie. articles, books, videos, websites, etc.), History (ie. articles, books, videos, websites, etc.), and Leaders (ie. Kidmin Resources, Resources for Preteens, Preteen Leader Resources, Resources for Teens, etc.). There are also other resources under the Families heading (ie. Camps & Internships, Homeschooling, etc.).
BIBLE VERSES / TRACTS FOR KIDS:
“Creation Moments Scrambled Scriptures” – “‘word search'” puzzle to help kids of all ages memorize Bible passages and learn what the Bible says about creation and other Bible-science issues”.
CREATION BIBLE INSTITUTES, COLLEGES, & SEMINARIES:
“A Devastating Report on Christian Education” – by Mike Riddle, founder of “Creation Training Inititative” (CTI); with excerpts from “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving the Church… And Rethinking the Faith” by David Kinnaman, President of “Barna Group”.
“How Should I Teach My Kids about the Armor of God?” – by author & professor, Iain Duguid, for “Crosswalk”.
“Three Ways to Teach your Kids Apologetics (without them realizing it)” – by Paul M. & Ethel M.” Gould for “Christian Research Institute” (CRI); taken from CRI’s magazine, “Christian Research Journal”.
“Generations” (from October, 2021 email newsletter) – “Five Considerations When Choosing Books for Your Ravenous Readers [each suggestion had more detail, but that would make it too long here]: 1. Make sure your children are getting saturated in God’s word FIRST; 2. Give your kids the great Christian writers; 3. Use caution in introducing books that present opposing/anti-Christian worldviews; 4. Watch out for escapism; 5. Be proactive in monitoring your child’s reading diet”; site offers a page of book collections for children for as well as a “New at Generations” page.
“Ask My Pastor: He Knows That Stuff!: A quick-start guide to what Christians believe” – by evangelist, author of preteen curriculum, & “musicianary”, Alan Root.
“Chronicles of Dinosauria” – by David Woetzel, founder of “DinoDave.com” and President of “Genesis Park”; “aims to prove that dinosaurs and humans once lived alongside each other. Similarities between dragons and dinosaurs, controversial human-dinosaur footprint tracks, Moche pottery depictions, accounts of fossils ‘younger’ than the record, and modern cryptozoological expeditions are all shown as lines of evidence leading towards a literal-biblical model that supports a hypothesis of human-dinosaur interaction”.
“Deeper Kidmin” – online resource with “innovative thoughts and practical resources for KidMin leaders to use in their ministries and for parents to use at home”; founded by Brittany, former children’s ministry leader; offers the “DKM Marketplace“ with free resources, leadership admin & volunteer resources, events, curriculum, her blog, free weekly downloads, & more.
“Explorer Series for Kids” apologetics series for 5th-6th graders – by “Apologetics Press”; 13 sessions of “full-color, 8-page lessons includes professional artwork and illustrations that appeal to young readers”; “flexible enough so that it can be used in Bible class settings, VBS classes, homeschooling, or even summer camps.”
“Foundations for Kids: A 260 Day Bible Reading Plan for Kids” – by Robby & Kandi Gallaty; also has activities.
“Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side: 40 Conversations to Help Them Build a Lasting Faith” – by Natasha Crain, author and founder of “Christian Mom Thoughts” blog; interview article with “Ratio Christi”.
“Raise Your GPA: God’s Way to Win @ School & Life” – by Jonathan Banks, founder of “Raise Your GPA”.
“Revelation for Kids: Revelation made simple for kids and grownups too” – by Shama Stock; offers resources for those who “feel overwhelmed by the complexity of Revelation and yet know it’s important” or “have a desire to share the Revelation of Jesus with the kids and teens in your life but need some resources”, and are “looking for truth based on the Word of God alone”; great Bible-focused resource to help people understand and teach from this important book; Revelation 1:3 tells us, “Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”; offers “The 7 Churches: Lessons from the Book of Revelation” (see sample lesson); can also find picture cards, coloring pages, and an e-book for teens (“Dragons and Beasts”) and even offers a 3-session overview of the book of Revelation to download at no charge; also offers a “Revelation Quick Start Guide” and the “Read Revelation Challenge”.
“Root Bible Academy” – “non-profit with the goal of equipping families to grow together spiritually”; offers “tools to empower parents, not replace them (You are the spiritual leader of your home, not us Root will equip you to be that, and do it well.); helping kids find God and fall in love with Him (through fun weekly learning and tools to apply what they learn, your kids will grow spiritually); online courses (mini courses free); Kate Richter is founder & homeschooling convention speaker; also offers Facebook page & YouTube channel.
“Sea Kids” DVD trailer – “Sea Kids help kids to build a relationship with Jesus and others. Join the Sea Kids in three fun adventures about respect, sharing and teamwork”; also have Facebook page, Sea Kids TV, and book series by author & Bible professor, Lee Ann Mancini from “GLM Publishing”; can find on “Rightnow Media” and “Pureflix”.
“The 21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity: & How to Answer Them Confidently” – by Alex McFarland, apologist, author, & founder of “Truth for a New Generation” (TNG).
“The Case for Christ Children’s Curriculum: Investigating the Truth about Jesus” DVD preteen study based on book by Lee Strobel; can be used at church or home; also available are series of kids’ books as well as teen books on same topics as books for adults.
“Unseen: The Armor of God for Kids” 7-week spiritual warfare study of Ephesians 6:10-17; “based on the Armor of God study by Priscilla Shirer of “Going Beyond Ministries” and helps equip kids to put on the Armor of God to fight life’s battles. Each week develops an aspect of God’s own character, as expressed through Jesus, through Bible study and fun learning activities”; can be used at church or home.
“FamBlitz LIVE” – “a 1 hour and 20 minute crowd participation show that we bring to your venue. With the theme of inspiring families to think like a team, parents and kids participate on stage and from their seats in a variety of games and challenges. A Biblical message is woven in throughout games and crowd challenges with no dedicated preaching time”.
“Kids’ Celebration” church events for whole families to have fun together; can invite other families as fun outreach.
“Seeds” Family Worship Events from “Seeds Family Worship”; Word of God put to music – families memorize Scripture through fun music; also offer CDs, DVDs, and sheet music.
“Spirit West Coast” – “single-day, multi artists Christian music festivals that are presented in three California cities: Ontario (Inland Empire So Calif.) Concord (Bay Area) and Del Mar (San Diego)”.; was in June in 2019; co-produced by “Transparent Productions“ and “Celebration Concerts”; took our kids when they were elementary & junior high ages – was a camp-out event then – created great family memories (even if I didn’t notice that I had pitched our tent on a bit of a slant).
“About High Sensitivity, Autism, and Neurodiversity” – by Dr. Elaine N. Aron, founder of “The Highly Sensitive Person” (author refers to evolution in her book, but her insight of highly sensitive and autistic people is helpful).
“Redeeming Love for Run-Down Parents” – by Jon Coombs (bio on same page) for “Rooted”, “a place to reflect theologically on how student ministers can ground their message and ministries more deeply in the Cross and the Gospel of grace”.
“Talking with Kids About the El Paso & Dayton Shootings” [note from site founder: or any other tragedy that creates anxiety in kids] – by Dale Hudson of “Building Children’s Ministry”.
“Three Ways to Teach your Kids Apologetics (without them realizing it)” – by Paul M. & Ethel M. Gould for “Christian Research Institute” (CRI); taken from CRI’s magazine, “Christian Research Journal”.
PARENTING BIBLE STUDIES:
“Grace-Based Parenting” small group DVD study – “raising spiritually strong children who grow up with a sense of calm and a heart full of purpose“; by Tim Kimmel, founder of “Family Matters”, “whose goal is to see families transformed by God’s grace into instruments of restoration and reformation by equipping families for every age and stage of life”.
“Revolutionary Parenting: Raising Your Kids to Become Spiritual Champions” – 8 session video download – by George Barna, founder of “Barna Research Group”.
“Talk Now & Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life’s Tough Topics” – by Brian Dollar, pastor, author, conference speaker, & founder of “High Voltage Kids”; learn more at “talknowandlater.com”.
“Visionary Parenting: Encouragement for Single Parents” – 5 session DVD small group study by Rob Rienow, founder of “Visionary Family Ministries”.
“Fearless Parenting: How to Raise Faithful Kids in a Secular Culture” – by George Barna and Jimmy Myers.
“How to Bring Your Children to Christ . . . & Keep Them There: Avoiding the Tragedy of False Conversion” – by evangelist and founder of “Living Waters”, Ray Comfort.
“Raising Boys by Design: What the Bible and Brain Science Reveal About What Your Son Needs to Thrive” – by: Dr. Gregory L. Jantz, founder of “The Center A Place of HOPE: Changing Lives for Good”, and Dr. Michael Gurian, gender expert & founder of “The Gurian Institute”.
“Talk Now & Later: How to Lead Kids Through Life’s Tough Topics” – by Brian Dollar, pastor, author, conference speaker, & founder of “High Voltage Kids”; learn more at “talknowandlater.com”; also has small group video study for parents.
“The Highly Sensitive Child: Helping Our Children Thrive When The World Overwhelms Them” – by Dr. Elaine N. Aron, founder of “The Highly Sensitive Person”; God created each of us with unique personalities and characteristics with 15 – 20 % of people as highly sensitive; can be easily misunderstood by others; be aware that the author references evolution as fact, but the research and insights may be helpful for parents, teachers, & leaders of a highly sensitive child.
“Wild at Heart: Discovering the Secret of a Man’s Soul” – by John Eldredge of “Ransomed Heart” (not just for guys – I found it helpful as a wife; would be helpful for moms of boys as well).
“Wonderfully Made: God’s story of life from conception to birth” – by Danika Cooley of “Thinking Kids Press”, a blog with multiple resources for other parents in raising kids with a biblical world view. Check out the “Bible Road Trip”, a 3-year journey through the Bible (could be used as kids’ or teens’ Bible study material as well.
“National Center for Biblical Parenting” (NCBP) – intro video; offer “Parenting Seminars”; also offer “THRIVE!”, “a 12-session video training program”; “THRIVE” live events; “Thriving Kids’ Connection”, a subscription online community with articles, coaching, research, etc., & churches can be a “Parent Training Center”.
“Families Online Magazine” – main site is not set up as a Christian magazine, but link is specific to Christian parents.
”Thriving Family Magazine” – free email weekly newsletter.
“Childproof America” – “safeguarding families against sex trafficking”; urban & suburban teens & children are actively being targeted, groomed, & brainwashed over time in school and online by very organized sex traffickers); site founded by parent Kelly Litvak to “educate, equip and support America’s parents in the protection and defense of their children, and improve the quality of aid to impacted families”; see her 36-minute interview on “The Epoch Times”; see her daughter’s 48-minute interview as a survivor of trafficking; offers resources including “Ask the Expert”, “6 Step Recruiting Process”, “e-learning parent curriculum”, “Family Guides Program”, “Can you spot the pimp/trafficker?” (classmates, teachers, coaches, etc. are paid to befriend/groom teens & children for trafficking), events, & more.