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. Click here to see our previous Family Ministry Resources recommendations.
FOR THE PARENTS
Feeling pressure to do everything “right” and raise up “good” children, it’s easy to lose sight of our ultimate purpose as parents in the quest for practical tips and guaranteed formulas. In his both theologically rich and intensely practical book, Paul Tripp offers parents much more than a to-do list. Instead, he presents us with a big-picture view of God’s plan for us as parents.
What does genuine Christian growth look like? Where do you start, and how do you proceed? Is it possible to overcome deeply ingrained habits that oppose spiritual growth?
This is a simple 13-week interactive study guide offering direction in both pursuing the knowledge of God and pausing to reflect on it. Fill-in-the-blank reviews, Scripture memory work, and goal-setting are all included.
Note to parents: if you have not ever worked through this yourself, you need to do so this year!
This is a great opportunity to begin introducing the next generation to some of the heroes of faith. In this book, children will meet 52 different men and women (one for each week of the year). There are missionaries, martyrs, pastors, politicians, and writers. They will meet people like William Tyndale, C.S. Lewis, Martin Luther, Florence Nightingale, and William Wilberforce.
Obviously, a resource designed to be read around the dinner table (though the breakfast table will work, too). As the meal comes to a close, each devotional is designed to be done as a family in 10 to 15 minutes. The result, says the publisher, “is a meaningful daily discussion in which every family member can participate, drawing the whole family closer to God … and each other.”