Family Ministry Resources (Summer 2021)

Family Ministry Resources (Summer 2021)

The purpose of our family ministries is to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and pursue God with their whole heart.  

Here are a few notable resources to consider for your family over the next few months. The following recommendations are all about answering the tough questions about God, the Bible, life, and why we believe what we believe. Be sure to check out our other recommended resources for families.


FOR THE PARENTS

Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion

More and more, biblical Christianity is becoming a dangerous idea to our culture. So, how do we respond? How do we equip the next generation to think well about the hard questions our culture is asking?

Whether it’s you personally or you have a child wrestling with questions of faith, McLaughlin provides honest and helpful answers to some of the toughest critiques of Christianity. From the reality of suffering to the complexity of sexuality, what often seems like roadblocks to faith actually become helpful signposts.

 


FOR TEENS/STUDENTS

10 Questions Every Teen Should Ask (and Answer) about Christianity

In our post-Christian culture, our teenagers are facing real challenges to their faith. But instead of dodging the questions, why not help your teenager face them head-on? That’s what Rebecca McLaughlin does in this helpful book. Backed by quality research, relatable stories, and careful biblical study, she invites teenagers to ask their hardest questions about Christianity and find life-giving answers.

 



FOR THE KIDS

Why God? Big Answers about God and Why We Believe in Him

In a desire to make apologetics accessible and understandable for children, Dan DeWitt, Apologetics professor at Cedarville University, not only answers big questions from children but also opens their hearts and minds to the wonders of God. This book also includes a parent-connection tool to help discuss the content with their child.

 

 

 

What’s in the Bible?

Parents, check out this DVD series that is designed to communicate the unfolding storyline of Scripture from a gospel-centered perspective. The videos are fun and engaging and are laced with apologetics and hermeneutics in a way that kids can understand. You can learn more about this series at The Gospel Coalition’s website.