We’ve stated that LBC’s ministry to children and families exists to glorify God by partnering with and equipping parents to lead children to embrace Jesus as Lord and Savior and to pursue God with their whole heart. It’s easy for parents to “delegate” their responsibilities to teach and train their children to the structured programs of the local church.
However, we are convinced that the discipling center for children is the home!
Dads and moms are the ones that are called to tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done. (Psalm 78:4)
At the same time, the Christian home was never intended to exist in isolation from a local church family. As followers of Jesus, we need each other to be equipped and encouraged to persevere in raising the next generation to love and follow Jesus.We are convinced that the discipling center for children is the home. At the same time, the Christian home was never intended to exist in isolation from a local church family. Click To Tweet
With that in mind, we want to periodically highlight a few helpful resources to encourage families to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Every few months, we will plan to post a list of resources for you and your family. These resources will vary from recommended books, articles, devotionals, websites, videos, and other materials. We pray you’ll take advantage of these tools!
Prepare Him Room: Family Advent Devotional
You may want to order a copy now (December is closer than you may realize)! This four-week devotional guides your family on an advent journey, exploring some of the most wonderful prophecies in the Bible and how God fulfills them in Christ.
Word of Life Daily Devotionals
If you’re looking for something to help you, your children, or your teens develop a consistent time in the word, the Word of Life Daily Devotionals has something for the whole family. These resources may serve you and your child/student as a primer in learning to get to know Jesus and walk with Him.
FOR THE PARENTS
Raising Grateful Kids in an Entitled World
In a culture where children tend to be the center of the home, entitlement has pretty much become the norm. But Kristen Welch gives solid, practical, much-needed advice on how to parent your children in a counter-culture way … to be grateful, not entitled.