Resources for parents

DISCIPLING KIDS (see other resources on homeschooling, Kidmin, & Preteen pages):

“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.

“Discover 4 Yourself series” – by Kay Arthur of “Precept Ministries”; many inductive Bible studies for older kids/preteens; can use at church or home.

“Eat this Book Challenge!”by Dema Kohen, pastor, speaker, & founder of “We are Kidmin”; has blog for parents/leaders; “We want them [kids] to fall in love with the Bible and develop a passionate, life-long relationship with God’s Holy Book.”; uses Facebook page; can be used at church or home.

“Follow Me” – 8-week preteen series based on book by pastor, author, speaker, David Platt, of “Radical”; study offered through “Lifeway”; can be used at church or home.



“GodQuest” DVD-Based Study for Teens – by Sean McDowell.


“Kingdompreneur Academy”“Make money – Make a Difference”; for kids to become entrepreneurs; by Dema Kohen, pastor, speaker, & founder of “We are Kidmin”; uses Facebook page.


“Patterns of Evidence for Young Explorers” – based on movie “Patterns of Evidence: Exodus” (discovering evidence for the Exodus account); by Tim Mahoney; see trailer on website; can be used at church or home.

“The Greatest Journey” – 12-part discipleship program for kids from “Billy Graham Evangelism Association”.

“Truth:78” offers material for discipling kids; from “Desiring God”, founded by pastor, author John Piper.

“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.

FAMILY EVENTS:

“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.

“Yancy” family Christian music events from “Yancy Ministries”; also has CDs, DVDs, Kids’ Worship, & more.

PARENTING ARTICLES:

“7 Ways to ‘Disciple’ Your Kids” – by Dr. Tim Clinton for Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk.

“About High Sensitivity, Autism, and Neurodiversity” – by Dr. Elaine N. Aron, founder of “The Highly Sensitive Person”.

“Eight Tips to Help You Disciple Your Kids” – by Brian Dembowczyk, Managing Editor of “The Gospel Project”.

“Great Parents Build Balanced Disciples” – by the Discipleland blog in 2018.

“How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Way We Teach Our Children” by the Discipleland blog in 2018.

“How I’m teaching my 6-year-olds to be critical thinkers” – by Natasha Crain of “Christian Mom Thoughts” for “North American Mission Board” (NAMB).

“Parenting Is Hard for a Reason” – by

“Preparing Kids for the Real World”by Dale Hudson of “Building Children’s Ministry”.

“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”.

“Teach Them About Marriage Before the World Does” – by Jani Ortlund of “Renewal Ministries” for “Desiring God”.

“Understanding How Your Teen Thinks” – by Jim Daly, President of “Focus on the Family”.

“What Kids Really Need” – by the Discipleland blog.

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”.

“Shepherding a Child’s Heart” DVD – 12 half hour sessions – by Ted Tripp.

“Visionary Parenting” – DVD 8 session small group study by Rob Rienow, founder of “Visionary Family Ministries”.

PARENTING BOOKS:

“Boundaries with Kids” – by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend, founders of “Boundaries Books”; excellent book on creating and maintaining healthy relationships with kids.

“Boundaries with Teens” – by Dr. Henry Cloud & Dr. John Townsend, founders of “Boundaries Books”; excellent book on creating and maintaining healthy relationships with teens.





“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.

PARENTING EVENTS:

“Blended and Blessed” – “one-day live event & livestream for stepfamily couples, single parents, dating couples with kids, and those who care about blended families”; from “Family Life”.

“Family Matters” live events ; intro video explains the goals of grace-based parenting; the “house model” is described in more detail on their website; online training also available; one of their parenting studies is listed above under Parenting Bible studies.

“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”.

PARENTING MAGAZINES:

“Families Online Magazine” – main site is not set up as a Christian magazine, but link is specific to Christian parents.

“Focus on the Family Magazine” – monthly subscription magazine – by “Focus on the Family” (scroll down page for free family monthly resource): .


“Home Front Magazine – online articles, resources, and parent curriculum; can watch trailer and learn about ministry online.

“Jelly Telly” – email access subscription for parents & kids from “What’s in the Bible?, founded by Phil Vischer (creator of “Veggie Tales”).


“ParentLife Magazine”– print subscription from “LifeWay”.


”Thriving Family Magazine”  – free email weekly newsletter.

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