This past Sunday, we gathered as one church for our Family Service and talked about one of our core values – Generational Legacy. We took a look at what it tangibly means for all of us to invest the “good deposit” of the Gospel into the kids in our families and our church. You can listen to Sunday’s message here.
It is our desire as a church to come alongside families to support them in the critical role of family discipleship. Below are some recommended resources for you to check out, no matter what stage of life you are in.
Shepherding a Child’s Heart
By Tedd Tripp
Written for parents with children of any age, this insightful book provides perspectives and procedures for shepherding your child’s heart into the paths of life. Shepherding a Child’s Heart gives fresh biblical approaches to child rearing.
Intentional Parenting: Family Discipleship by Design
By Tad Thompson
The Big Picture and a Simple Plan: That’s what you need to do family discipleship well. There are literally thousands of books available on how to live various aspects of the Christian life. Of these, at least a couple of dozen pertaining to family life and child training are well worth reading. This is not one of those books. This book is designed to help you take what you have read, as well as all the sermons, teachings, and exhortations you have received on child training and leadership in the home, and make sense of it.
The Jesus Storybook Bible
The Jesus Storybook Bible tells the Story beneath all the stories in the Bible. At the center of the Story is a baby, the child upon whom everything will depend. Every story whispers his name. From Noah to Moses to the great King David—every story points to him. The Jesus Storybook Bible invites children to join in the greatest of all adventures, to discover for themselves that Jesus is at the center of God’s great story of salvation—and at the center of their Story too.
By Josh Mulvihill
What is the role of a grandparent? While the world tells you its time to retire and relax, you have an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your grandchildren and leave a lasting heritage for your family that will bless generations to come. Biblical Grandparenting explains culture’s misleading messages about grandparenting, provides a biblical overview of the role of grandparents, and shares groundbreaking research that will give you a vision to impact the next generation for Christ.
Scripture Prayer Card
These prayer cards are a useful tool to help direct consistent prayer for the children and youth in your families as well as in our church as a whole. Download, print and pray!